Craig Bradshaw, CEO of Masan High-Tech Materials Corporation (MHT). — Photo courtesy of the firm Craig Bradshaw, CEO of Masan High-Tech Materials Corporation (MHT), shared the company's vision to become a leading integrated supplier of advanced high-tech materials critical to global innovation, and his thoughts on being the operator of the firm with the biggest tungsten deposits, at Nui Phao Mining in Thai Nguyen, northern Viet Nam. In the most severe time of COVID last year, MHT saw its most successful business year in its history, with tungsten output and recycling rates both reaching record highs. What is the secret to this success, and can you tell us about the Nui Phao Mine? When we first came in 2011, Nui Phao appeared to be paddy fields and buffalos. Over three years, we brought in the construction director and built a team of people to take it from an idea or a concept to a commercial operation. At the time we did that, that was the first new tungsten mine to be … [Read more...] about MHT at forefront of global megatrends
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On Friday afternoon, crowds of people could be seen along a beach in Thanh Hoa's Sam Son Town. Central Vietnam's Thanh Hoa Province, like other localities in the region, is experiencing a severe heatwave. Students who've just finished their exams often go to the beach with their family. Lifeguards stand on the shore to warn people not to go too far into the water. Besides Sam Son, other beaches in Thanh Hoa like Hai Tien, Hai Hoa and Quang Xuong, are also packed. Towards the end of this month, Sam Son has received around four million visitors, tripling the numbers recorded in the same period last year. Revenues reached VND3.45 trillion ($148.3 million), about 2.5 times the amount recorded in 2021. Along a beach in Nghe An's Cua Lo Town, many people could be seen playing in the water and with sand amid the early dusk. Nguyen Van Quan, 40, along with … [Read more...] about Heatwave forces thousands to central beaches
Though the cuisine at Hoang Hoa Tham Market in Ho Chi Minh City may not be esthetically attractive, it is delicious, affordable, and a true taste of local culture. And the best part? Diners can walk away with a full meal for US$5 or less at this market. Hoang Hoa Tham Market on Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City is packed with vendors hawking clothes, fabrics, household wares, thrifted goods, and some of the cheapest, most delicious meals in town. Sup cua (crab soup) is a popular dish in Ho Chi Minh City, particularly among white-collar employees and the elderly. Crab soup is hot, easy to eat, packed with flavor, and deliciously greasy, making it an ideal breakfast or afternoon snack. A cup of ‘sup cua’ (crab soup) from a stall at Hoang Hoa Tham Market, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Minh Duc / Tuoi Tre At a junction between the busy stalls at Hoang Hoa Tham Market sits a nameless sup cua cart with no signs, merely a … [Read more...] about What you can eat for US$5 or less at this Ho Chi Minh City market?
AMATA VN Group is said to be one of the leading industrial park developers in Vietnam. It has set up a footprint in the country with a total of six projects – both developed and still under development – covering an area of 2,500 hectares with total investment capital of about $840 million. The group successfully called in over $4 billion of foreign direct investment capital from more than 170 tenants and has created jobs for more than 60,000 local citizens. With a proven record of over 25 years in Vietnam, sustainability has always been a crucial part of its business operations. Through many challenges in the past few years, AMATA is proud to be among the drivers of economic growth in the communities it calls home. AMATA working towards smart and sustainable cities of the future Climate change is an emerging global challenge and the United Nations has been calling for urgent action. The Vietnamese government showed a strong commitment to net-zero carbon emissions by … [Read more...] about AMATA to play a part in smart sustainable cities of the future
But Hanoi will not get any of the rain. From July 4 to 8 the region from Thanh Hoa to Phu Yen in central Vietnam will see the sun beat down, taking temperatures to 35-38 degrees. The hottest period will be from July 4 to 6. After July 8, due to the effects of a low-pressure area and a weakening Foehn wind, the central region will see rains return at dusk and temperatures drop. The southern and the Central Highlands regions will have monsoon rains at dusk next week with frequent strong winds, thunder and lightning, which will continue through the month. The northern and central regions will remain hot this month though the number of hot days will be lower than normal. … [Read more...] about Northern Vietnam to get rains from Monday night
Cloaked in darkness and mystery, the creatures of the deep oceans exist in a world of unlikely profusion, surviving on scant food and under pressure that would crush human lungs. This extremely hostile environment, which will come under the spotlight at a major United Nations oceans summit in Lisbon this week, has caused its inhabitants to develop a prodigious array of alien characteristics and idiosyncratic survival techniques. A vast assortment of animals populate the sunless depths, from the colossal squid, which wrapped its tentacles around the imaginations of sailors and storytellers, to beings with huge cloudy eyes, or whose bodies are as transparent as glass. And the angler fish, with its devilish looks illuminated by a built-in headlamp, showing that the deep dark is alive with lights. 'Incredible' creatures Until the middle of the 19th century, scientists believed that life was impossible beyond a few hundred metres. "They imagined that there was nothing, … [Read more...] about Life in the abyss, a spectacular and fragile struggle for survival