Illustrative image (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnamese and Japanese businesses presented air pollution control technologies and technological applications for waste and waste water management at a workshop in Hanoi on January 10. The participants also talked about cooperation towards low-carbon growth, environmental technologies, sustainable development, environmental infrastructure for developing countries, and partnerships between Vietnamese and Japanese cities. Speaking at the event, Vietnamese Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Vo Tuan Nhan said Vietnam urgently needs to consolidate the harmony between environmental protection and socio-economic development. Gearing towards sustainable development remains a key challenge for policymakers and enforcement forces in the field of natural resources management and environmental protection, he said. Highlighting the intensive and extensive relationship between Vietnam and Japan across all spheres, Nhan … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Japan cooperate in environmental technologies
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Thu Vân One year go, to this day, I was shivering in fury, agony and disbelief as I wrote an editorial about three kindergarten caregivers slapping the faces of 3-5 years old toddlers, even throwing them up in the air in anger. Today, those feelings are back in full force, and I still can’t control the shivering and the emotions. This time, it is a sixth grader in Quảng Bình Province at the receiving end of violence. In some ways, this is even worse. It was not an adult beating up a child, this time, horrific as that is. This time, an adult got the kids to be violent. Yes, this bears emphasising. An adult, a teacher no less, got her students, sixth graders, to engage in violence on their friend and classmate. The teacher forced the sixth graders to slap one of their classmates 10 times each, and the kid was slapped a total of 231 times for allegedly using foul language in class. Why 231? Because the crime had been “upgraded” to a higher … [Read more...] about We have been slapped. How do we turn the other cheek?
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (R) received Governor of Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture Yuji Kuroiwa in Hanoi on November 16 (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Vietnam attaches importance to promoting locality cooperation with Japan, considering this a result-oriented and effective collaboration channel to step up economic, trade and labour ties as well as people-to-people exchange between the two countries, said Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung. At a reception for Governor of Japan’s Kanagawa prefecture Yuji Kuroiwa in Hanoi on November 16, Dung suggested the guest encourage Kanagawa businesses to pour more investments in Vietnamese localities in manufacturing, trade, services, and the agro-forestry-fishery sector. The Vietnamese Government stands ready to create optimal conditions for Kanagawa firms to operate in Vietnam, he said, calling on the two sides to bolster affiliation in personnel training, tourism and culture, and exchanges between … [Read more...] about Cooperation between Vietnamese, Japanese localities facilitated
Houses that use asbestos cement roof sheets (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) - Whether to stop or allow the use of chrysotile has once again become a hot topic with many debates among Government agencies and experts in the hearing session held by the National Assembly Committee on Science, Technology and Environment on 03 November 2018. The decades-long controversy as well as the proposal to develop a roadmap to cease the use of chrysotile in the production of asbestos cement (AC) roofing by 2023 proposed by the Ministry of Construction have caused many difficulties to the manufacturers of this affordable roofing; some producers have had to shut down their businesses. In the hearing, many issues were not resolved and many questions from the Deputies of the National Assembly did not received satisfactory answers. What is legal basis to develop the Roadmap to cease the use of chrysotile by 2023? Dr. Vo Quang Diem, President of the Vietnam National Roofsheet Association, confirmed that … [Read more...] about Roadmap to cease the use of chrysotile – Many unresolved issues
The 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting takes place in Tokyo on October 9 (Photo: VNA) Tokyo (VNA) – Leaders of the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries and Japan decided to lift the two sides’ cooperation to a strategic partnership at the 10th Mekong-Japan Summit Meeting in Tokyo on October 9. The event, chaired by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, was attended by Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc, Cambodian PM Hun Sen, Lao PM Thongloun Sisoulith, Thai PM Prayut Chan-o-cha, and Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi. The leaders reviewed cooperation over the past years, discussed major orientations for cooperation in the time ahead, and exchanged views on some international and regional issues. They shared the view that 10 years since its foundation, Mekong-Japan cooperation has recorded many achievements in line with the set directions which are building a GMS of long-term peace and stability; developing economy and actively contributing to ASEAN integration; and … [Read more...] about Mekong-Japan cooperation lifted to strategic partnership