The Deputy PM expressed his hope at the opening ceremony of the 2019 ASEAN Tourism Forum on January 16 in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh province. According to Deputy PM Dam, ASEAN was established and has been unceasingly grown up on the basis of consensus and united identity under three pillars namely politics-security; economics; culture-society. Especially, the tourism sector is directly related and influences the three pillars. All ASEAN member states attach importance to tourism development; regarding it as an important part of the national economy, job creation, and poverty reduction. In 2018, the number of international guests to ASEAN surged by 10%, higher than the average rate of 8% in the Asian Pacific Region and 6.9% of the world. ASEAN is one of the most dynamic tourism development regions in Asia and the Asia Pacific Region. In Viet Nam, tourism increased by 30%, accounting for 70% of service export turnover. Tourism was defined as a … [Read more...] about ASEAN converted into diversified tourism destination
Converted garage into living space
In recent years, preserving the iconic Long Bien Bridge has attracted public concern in Hanoi. With a determination to maintain heritage, Vietnamese architects have worked hard to preserve the bridge for the next generation. A project that would transform Long Bien Bridge into a cultural art space of Vietnamese-French architect Nguyen Nga has received public attention. The project will be carried out under the private-public partnership model, with total investment of 215 million USD. The project has received warm response from many other architects and authorised bodies as the bridge will become a historical tourism site, attracting both home and foreign visitors. However, there will be difficulties in implementing the project. Long Bien Bridge has witnessed the ups and downs and historical moments of the capital city. Therefore, transforming the bridge into a museum is architects’ aspiration. After a century to serve its transportation function, the bridge has been seriously … [Read more...] about Long Bien Bridge expected to be turned into living museum
VietNamNet Bridge - With 80 million magnetic cards in circulation, commercial banks would have to spend trillions of dong to convert them into chip cards to ensure security. According to the State Bank of Vietnam, by the end of the third quarter, commercial banks had issued 147 million payment cards of different kinds. With the standards of domestic chip cards set by the State Bank, commercial banks can order chip card products from overseas as the standards are equal to EVM standards of international chip cards. With the standards of domestic chip cards set by the State Bank, commercial banks can order chip card products from overseas as the standards are equal to EVM standards of international chip cards. RELATED NEWS Are bank card criminals flocking to Vietnam? High number of bank cards are inactive Thanh Lich … [Read more...] about How much does it cost to convert magnetic into chip cards?
Waste disposal has become a major problem in countries all over the world, including Vietnam. New technologies could help reduce the number of landfills by converting waste into fuel for the cement industry. According to the Ministry of Construction’s figures, the total amount of solid waste collected in Vietnam was estimated at 15.6 million tonnes per year at the end of 2017. Around 71 per cent of this went to landfills, while only 29 per cent underwent intermediate processing. Some 23 per cent of total waste was processed and recycled and the remaining 6 per cent of residue from composting or burning facilities were buried. This resulted in 77 per cent of municipal solid waste (MSW) in Vietnam ending up in landfills. In Vietnam, MSW processing plants commonly use organic composting or burning technology, while disposing waste at landfills causes a negative impact on the environment. There are many reports of foul odours emanating from landfills, which seriously affect … [Read more...] about Turning industrial waste into gold
The Hanoitimes - A series of new mural roads in Hanoi show that the city is paying more attention to the development of its public space. Mural corner in Phung Hung Street, Hanoi Only recently has Hanoi recognized and paid attention to the protection, maintenance of public space, as well as action against the encroachment and decline of PS. However, it is not true that all public space or community art projects would make life better, architect Tran Huy Anh (Hanoi Architect Association) told Hanoitimes. In your opinion, how was Vietnamese community art, or in other words, street fresco originated? The remarkable street mural project in Vietnam is in Tam Thanh commune (Tam Ky city, Quang Nam province.) Initially, this project is quite successful due to the support of a Korean organization with 20 years of experience in community projects. The project has turned Tam Thanh from a remote fishing village into a tourist attraction. In so speaking, Hanoi learnt Tam Thanh to do … [Read more...] about Awakening of Hanoi public space