Garbage in most Asian countries has complex components, including organic matter, inorganic and even hazardous waste. The typical feature of waste in Vietnam is that it contains many decomposing ingredients such as leftovers, fruits, leaves, and agricultural waste. Burning all kinds of waste causes incinerators to operate ineffectively and can even cause toxic waste. … [Read more...] about Solving the ‘waste crisis’ in Hanoi with waste-to-electricity plants
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Hanoi (VNS/VNA) - The Ministry of Construction has announced a national action plan on green growth in 2020-2030 focusing on reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and implementing the Paris Agreement. According to Deputy Minister Nguyen Tuong Van, the goal of the plan is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in construction materials production and develop construction works, urban areas and technical infrastructure for new urban areas that suit the Government's commitment for achieving green growth. The plan also aims to complete institutions and policies to support and encourage businesses to improve technology, enhance production management and construction capacity to reduce emissions and improve the management capacity of the Ministry of Construction on reducing GHG emissions. To accomplish the targets, the ministry has set out four main tasks, including mitigating GHG emissions, adapting to climate change, preparing resources and establishing a transparent and public system of … [Read more...] about Construction industry issues action plan on emissions
“It’s a new option in the art form’s long existence,” Triết explains. “Bronze or copper easily oxidises in Việt Nam’s tropical climate. Verdigris (greenish pigment) is found on the surface of bronze or copper objects after a time and requires cleaning.” … [Read more...] about Fading artform reborn in silver and gold
The European-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is also expected to be approved by the 14th National Assembly in its ongoing ninth meeting. Under the agreement, tax imposed on exports from Viet Nam to EU will be eliminated as soon as EVFTA takes effect or shortly thereafter (maximum seven years). Thanks to the EVFTA, Viet Nam’s revenue from exports to the EU is forecast to surge by 44 per cent by 2030. … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam could take advantage of new foreign investment strategies?
Somewhere in the next months, it will be Hoi An’s turn to cop the floods and days of waiting for our clothes to dry in humidity. It’s amazing how used to it I’ve become. Riding with my feet planted up near the handle bars in knee-deep water is sort of fun and immaturely makes me pleased with myself at sixty-two for still being able to lift my feet in a spritely fashion. And boasting to drenched, bedraggled tourists stumbling into a café from a sudden downpour, ‘Hah! This is nothing! Wait until November!’ does have a certain perverse satisfaction. … [Read more...] about Is it raining yet?