Viet Nam News When Trần Thế Tuấn returned home to Việt Nam after studying in Japan, he had a new goal. That was to cycle from one end of the country to the other giving gifts to poor children. He grew up poor himself so he knows what it is like to struggle to study. While on the road he has stayed at the homes of many countrymen and countrywomen he has met along the way. by Lương Thu Hương Youth is the time to nurture ambitions and aspirations. For 24-year-old Trần Thế Tuấn, his ambition is to constantly challenge himself and live a meaningful life by contributing to society. To that end, Tuấn came up with the idea of the Wheel of Love charity programme after studying and working in Japan for two years. “One Japanese person once told me, ‘Each Vietnamese is a diamond, and each Japanese is a clay ball.’ Do you know what that means? It means every Vietnamese individual … [Read more...] about Back from Japan and on to a bike
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Customers have their bikes fuelled at a PV Oil station. — Photo hanoitimes.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Individual customers will be able to pay for petrol using the QR code technology in petrol stations of the PetroVietnam Oil Corporation (PV Oil). This was announced by Cao Hoài Dương, general director of PV Oil, at the meeting of shareholders and investors. Dương said the “PVOIL Easy” programme managed the purchase of gasoline using QR code (quick response code, also known as bar code matrix on mobile devices) for PVOIL members. Every QR code issued to a driver contains complete personal information, including the driver’s name, licence number and gasoline purchase limit. When drivers buy gasoline at PV Oil’s petrol station, they will only need to use their personal phones containing QR codes to make payment. At the same time, all transaction information, including the location where drivers buy gasoline and the … [Read more...] about Customers can use QR code to buy petrol
Ngan removes a cover from a barrel of traditional fish sauce in her garden (Photo: danviet.vn) Can Tho (VNA) - On a recent sunny day, Phan Thi Kim Ngan, 53, wore an old palm-leaf conical hat, as she removed the cover of a barrel containing traditional fish sauce in her garden in Con Son commune in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. Ngan’s family is the only household in the commune still making the traditional fish sauce from Siamese mud carp and freshwater anchovy. The Siamese mud carp and freshwater anchovy often appear in local rivers between October and February following the lunar calendar each year, Ngan said. The fish sauce making process begins when she buys the fresh fish from local fishermen. Then, the fish is washed with water, put into barrels and marinated with salt. Ngan said that for the best quality of traditional fish sauce, the salt should be the type of salt that was dried for a long time in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu. “The kind of … [Read more...] about Woman rejects money to keep fish sauce traditions alive
Viet Nam News by Bích Hường In a business-as-usual scenario, the world’s oceans could contain one tonne of plastic for every three tonnes of fish by 2025, and by 2050, more plastic than fish [by weight]. The numbers in a report launched at the World Economic Forum 2016 crossed my mind again when I saw images of trash abandoned at beaches and other tourist attractions that went viral on internet after recent public holidays on April 30 and May 1. More similar images are likely to come as Vietnamese enter the peak time of holiday season – summer. When students have a long break, people flock to beaches and tourist destinations. It’s a given that people are disappointed to spend their holidays in places that are filled or surrounded by ice cream sticks, wrappers, cans, water bottles and food waste. The trash not only damages the sight of the tourist areas, but also poses a high risk of environmental pollution to the locality if it is not treated … [Read more...] about Who wants a vacation to a trash filled beach?
Social media was abuzz in early April when the estranged wife of Vietnam’s 'Coffee King' spoke to the press for the first time about their lengthy divorce. Before the relationship took an ugly turn in 2015, Dang Le Nguyen Vu, founder and chairman of Trung Nguyen, had the country and international media in awe as his coffee brand became a household name and subsequently conquered 60 international markets. Little did the public know about Vu’s wife, Le Hoang Diep Thao, who stayed out of the limelight as she ran the company as its deputy director and minority shareholder, until Vu ousted her in 2015. What ensued has become a costly legal battle over Trung Nguyen Group’s ownership, and with charter capital of VND1.5 trillion ($65.85 million), each side is accusing the other of obstructing the company’s operations. A shot of Dang Le Nguyen Vu, CEO of Trung Nguyen Coffee. Photo courtesy of Dang Le Nguyen Vu's official Facebook fanpage The rise of Vu and Trung … [Read more...] about Divorce of Vietnam’s coffee royalty gives rise to a new ‘king’