I think it's important to talk about two types of plastic - single- and multi-use. The Vietnamese are, generally, exceptional retainers and re-users of multi-use plastics. People, obviously, don't want to waste money and can be ingenious at finding ways to extend the life of plastic goods. However, the real problem lies with single-use plastic (eg. drinking straws, carrier bags, and food containers). As most people are now aware, environmental issues are the key problem, but separate from those concerns, I've often wondered why Vietnamese feel the need to use bags upon bags upon bags? Why are straws put into every single drink? It all just seems so unnecessary to me. … [Read more...] about How much plastic is being used in Vietnam?
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Inspired by John Lennon and Beyond, TAOTAO believes 'a big group hug and a massive dance party' is what the world needs right now. This has driven her to become a singer-songwriter. Her love for music inspired TAOTAO to further her studies in music and production instead of political economy. She received vocal and songwriting training at the Musicians Institute in Hollywood and has performed with her band throughout Los Angeles. Her western journeys in London and LA have shaped her musical style of R&B and pop with an electronic touch. … [Read more...] about “EAR UP INCUBATION” Hong Kong music mentoring programme shows young local indie musicians a way to build a Hong Kong music ecology
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs in co-ordination with the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development held a forum on November 30 to highlight the potential of the global Halal food market and the opportunities for Vietnamese enterprises to gain entry into the lucrative market. … [Read more...] about Forum discusses opportunities for Vietnam to penetrate Halal food market
Hanoi (VNS/VNA) – Vietnam has missed some economic development opportunities and should not ignore the chance to grow the night-time economy, according to economist Tran Dinh Thien. Thien was speaking at a night-time economy workshop with the focus on tourism and realty development in the southern province of Khanh Hoa last weekend. “Vietnam is a bright spot in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic. While the world economy is dark, the local one is still bright and stable,” he said, adding “it is a very great opportunity for development.” He said Vietnam has lost many economic development opportunities in the past, including for the night-time economy. Thien said though some cities such as HCM City, Hanoi, and Da Nang had night-time economic activities, there is still no official mechanism to develop modern night urban activities. Thien said some cities have been allowed to pilot mechanisms and policies for night-time economic development. “Khanh … [Read more...] about Vietnam urged to develop night-time economy
Besides these advantages, the region has never faced as many challenges as now including challenges from climate change or pressures from socio-economic development. The region is now more vulnerable to flooding, droughts, storms, land subsidence and saltwater intrusion. Climate change and socio-economic development issues create increasing threats to the region’s infrastructure, people’s living conditions and livelihoods. … [Read more...] about Water issues at the centre of Mekong Delta planning