Viet Nam News By Nguyễn Mỹ Hà Sa Pa is not just a travel destination. Sa Pa is the seventh heaven that belongs on another planet but really does exist on earth. Explore the place at your peril. It will surely be rewarding, but exhausting at the same time. Sa Pa is a place to revive. It’s a place to really feel alive. We visited Sa Pa in summer, when the scorching sun of Hà Nội burnt was enough to seek out pastures new. When we finally get to inhale the cool refreshing air up in Sa Pa, it tasted so fresh. After 30 years of renovation and a huge number of tourists pouring in the country, Sa Pa has changed beyond anyone’s wildest imagination. Mountain view: Far behind those white clouds, is the rooftop of Indochina peninsula, Mt. Fansipan. — VNS Photo Mỹ Hà The town now has boomed on all levels. From five-star hotel project to homestay renovation or the town houses and shops of owners coming up from Hà … [Read more...] about Enjoying the true feelings of Sa Pa
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Party, State leader warns of complacency General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng speaks at the Government’s meeting with localities yesterday. General Secretary of the Communist Party of Việt Nam and President Nguyễn Phú Trọng acknowledged Viet Nam’s 2018 socio-economic development achievements but warned against self-satisfaction at the Government’s meeting with localities yesterday. Trọng noted the country still faced many difficulties and challenges due to unpredictable regional and global developments and latent risks in the world economy, especially in finance, monetary and exports due to impacts of trade wars, along with problems in the economy and social affairs. The Party and State leader underlined main tasks for 2019, including consolidating the macro-economy, controlling inflation, improving capacity to respond to abnormal market developments, … [Read more...] about Government News 30/12
At the Youth Entrepreneurship Forum 2018 last month, Minister of Information and Communication Nguyen Manh Hung suggested that the Prime Minister should soon recognize English as the second official language of Vietnam to help startups reach out to the world. The proposal stirred a heated discussion on social media and prompted numerous professionals to pitch in with their views and opinions. While some welcomed the idea and supported widespread use of the language in Vietnam, others were wary of the cultural, legal and other implications of formalizing it as an official language. Everyone agreed that it was good to improve English use and fluency in the country, so the debate boiled down to whether declaring and using it as an official language was a feasible, practical option for Vietnam. Professor Chung Hoang Chuong, who has juggled teaching at the University of California and doing research in Vietnam, was optimistic about Vietnam having two official languages. Chuong, currently a … [Read more...] about English as an official language in Vietnam: would it work?
Thanh Thanh Cong Investment acquires 35 million SBT shares, lifting ownership to 32 per cent Thanh Thanh Cong Investment JSC has purchased 35 million shares in Thanh Thanh Cong - Bien Hoa JSC (SBT), lifting its ownership in the sugar manufacturer to 158.5 million shares, an equivalent of 32 per cent of SBT’s capital. The number fell short of its total registered purchase of 45 million shares. Shares in SBT were trading at around VND20,000-22,000 (US$0.90) on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange during the purchasing time from November 16 to December 14, putting the deal value at more than VND750 billion ($32 million). Earlier in November, chairwoman of Thanh Thanh Cong Investment JSC Dang Huynh Uc My completed the purchase of 20 million shares of SBT, raising her stake to 10.6 per cent. The two shareholders have a combined stake of 42.6 per cent of the outstanding shares of SBT. In October, the company approved a plan to allow My and her affiliates to increase … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS 20/12
People walk under big shaddows of trees along the sky garden. VNS Photo Lê Hương Viet Nam News A stretch of highway above the capital of South Korea has become a beautiful park. It is full of trees and plants that come from from both inside and outside South Korea. People take walking tours along this raised garden. The tours include visits to interesting places in and around the park. by Lê Hương Thousands of locals cross it every day on their way home from work. Tourists visit it as suggested by the Seoul Tourism Organisation as a skypark, a sustainable traffic solution for the city. Yet more than that, one may see culture, lifestyle and even history from Seoullo 7017. Located in the middle of bustling Seoul, the elevated, linear park was built above a former highway overpass closed in 2015, which stands at 17m above street level. The 1km path lined by thousands of plants was based on New York City’s High Line. It begins at Malli-dong … [Read more...] about Park in the sky above Seoul