A farmer is happy harvesting sugarcane in Hbông Commune of Chư Sê District in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai. — VNA/VNS Photo Quang Thái GIA LAI — Hbông Commune is located in a rocky area, and after many years of struggling to find crops that could be adapted to the arid land, local farmers decided on sugarcane. Sugarcane has fundamentally changed production methods and people’s lives in Chư Sê District, the Central Highland province of Gia Lai. Land of gravel and stones For many years, people in the commune planted many seeds with the hope of finding an effective livelihood. However, the soil is full of gravel and stones making many crops such as corn, cassava, pepper and coffee unprofitable. To purify the rocky area, many households have chosen sugarcane. But at first, not many farmers were brave enough to try it. As one of the pioneers, Đinh Văn Tạ, said that after so many years of struggling with cassava and maize, his family were not well off. But since … [Read more...] about Life gets sweeter for farmers on rocky land
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A aerial view of Ho Chi Minh City . (Photo: VNA) HCM City (VNA) – Ho Chi Minh City has issued a socio-economic recovery and development programme in the 2022-2025 period, with recovery stage from now to the end of 2022 and development period from 2023-2025. In the recovery period, the city will deal with consequences left by COVID-19 , speeding up socio-economic recovery in parallel with safe, flexible adaptation to and effective control of the pandemic. Along with settling the disruption of supply chains, the city will prioritise giving resources to sectors and economic motivations, while striving to complete the public investment disbursement plan for 2022 and effectively implement support packages. In the development stage, the city will continue to focus on pandemic control and coping with bottlenecks for fast and sustainable development. It will concentrate on optimising its strengths as an economic, financial, trade, logistics, tourism and renovation … [Read more...] about HCM City issues four-year socio-economic recovery, development plan
'Great things often come from the simplest things'. This might be the best description for the tech world in 2022. The key technologies of the future come from the research and development labs. Self-driving cars will appear on the streets, augmented reality glasses will become more popular, governments around the world will control Big Tech more strictly… 2022 may be the pivotal year for many new technologies to take off. Emerging technologies Rodney Zemmel, an official at McKinsey Digital, said quantum computing is still at a relatively early stage of development. However, we've already seen the real advancements of this technology, and it's time for technology leaders to consider its impact on business. In 2022, the world will see the ecosystem grow faster, investments increase more strongly, and breakthrough research accelerated. In 2021, investments in quantum computing startups surpassed US$1.7 billion, doubling that in 2020. The momentum is expected to be … [Read more...] about What should we expect in the world of technology in 2022?
By Le Luong Vang - Managing director ISD Engineering In 1993, the world’s first Green Building Council was established in the US and the LEED Green building certificate was also issued accordingly. In 1999, the World Green Building Council was established in California, setting off the green building revolution around the world. In Southeast Asia, in 2005, Singapore’s Ministry of Construction issued a mandatory Green Mark Certificate for all new construction and renovation works in this country. Following this trend, the Vietnam Green Building Council (VGBC) was established in 2007 and launched the LOTUS green building assessment system adjusted to projects in Vietnam. In 2015, the International Finance Corporation (IFC), a member of the World Bank Group, launched the EDGE green building certificate to provide a comprehensive technical and economical solution for developing countries to encourage the development of resource-efficient buildings. Vietnam is one of the … [Read more...] about Developing sustainably with rise of green buildings
Technology transfer and application are playing vital roles in Vietnam’s economic rise, photo Le Toan This year is expected to be a big one for Vietnam to attract more foreign retailers. Nguyen Thanh Van, a Ho Chi Minh City-based representative of a major Chinese retailer, told VIR that the group – which is one of China’s largest online retailers and also a member of the Fortune Global 500 – is set to invest in Vietnam this year with projects worth billions of US dollars. The company also operates in logistics, with sophisticated data-driven delivery technologies. “We need to make more preparations before an official announcement can be made, to protect ourselves from competition in Vietnam where there are many successful online retailers,” Van said. “It is expected that when the group enters this country, the country’s online retail and logistics landscape will be changed, with even bigger competition.” The reason why the group wants to set foot in Vietnam in e-commerce with … [Read more...] about ASEAN deepens cooperation with a technological tint
Citing executive privilege, Trump had sought to prevent the records held by the National Archives from being given to the panel investigating the assault on Congress by his supporters. Trump, who has been accused of fomenting the Capitol assault, had asked the nation's highest court to stay a ruling by a federal appeals court, which rejected his efforts to keep the documents secret. But the Supreme Court, in an 8-1 vote, refused to issue a stay and upheld the lower court's ruling, in a significant setback for the former president. Justice Clarence Thomas, a conservative, was the only justice in favor of issuing a stay. The other five conservative justices on the court -- three of whom were appointed by Trump -- joined the three liberals in denying the request. The leaders of the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 attack, Democratic Chairman Bennie Thompson and Republican Vice Chair Liz Cheney, applauded the decision. "The Supreme Court’s action tonight is a … [Read more...] about US Supreme Court rejects Trump bid to block Capitol attack document release