E-bike brands forge new road trend, photo: Duc Thanh Mother of two in Hanoi, Nguyen Huong Lan, is excited by VinFast’s first electric motorbike. “If you’re a fan of eco-friendly transportation, then these roadworthy electric motorcycles are for you. I believe the electric motorbike will be widely used,” she said. Her reasons for the praise include the “easy buy, easy ride” theme, and lack of fuel smell and fewer emissions. Lan is not the only one enthused about the electric motorbike. It is predicted that the electric scooter and motorcycle market globally will hit 60 million unit shipments by 2024 – the equivalent of $55 billion, according to market insights. It is safe to say that there is a lot of room for manufacturers to set their foot in the electric vehicle manufacturing industry in Vietnam. NEW PLAYER Doan Linh, CEO of manufacturer Pega, said that Vietnam has been slower than other countries in terms of electric vehicle development, … [Read more...] about E bike brands forge new road trend
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Corporate Ninja Van offers free 5-day logistics services in 4 cities By Van Ly Tuesday, Aug 14, 2018,19:17 (GMT+7) Ninja Van offers free 5-day logistics services in 4 citiesBy Van Ly Ninja Van offers logistics services on motorcycles and trucks. In this file photo, a Ninja Van delivery man is checking parcels - PHOTO: VAN LY HANOI – Ninja Van, a Singapore-based logistics company, on Tuesday, August 14, launched free delivery services for a limited period of five days in four cities---HCMC, Hanoi, Thu Dau Mot in Binh Duong Province and Bien Hoa in Dong Nai Province. The promotional program, which will run from August 8 to October 24, will be applicable to local enterprises and vendors registering for the complimentary five-day delivery services, with no limit on the number of parcels transported. The gratis services aim to support local businesses and sellers in these cities (excluding the outlying areas), as well as … [Read more...] about Ninja Van offers free 5-day logistics services in 4 cities
One very early Monday morning in March, Nolwenn Christiaens was followed by a man as she got off a friend’s bike and walked 50 meters or so into her house. As she closed the gate, she was shocked to see the man stand outside, expose himself and begin to masturbate. She yelled and punched him in the face through an opening in the gate. The man, clearly not expecting such a response, fled into a narrow alley in Hanoi’s Dong Da District. The 21-year-old French expatriate credits the courage and confidence she found at that moment to “Krav,” a short form for Krav Maga, a martial art form developed in Israel. It “gave me the strength to react this way instead of just running,” Christiaens said, adding that one of her friends was helpless as a stranger followed her and grabbed her breasts as she was driving her bike. The French woman has been learning Krav Maga from Yuval Miodovsky, as Israeli trainer who has been conducting classes in Hanoi. Krav Maga can … [Read more...] about Israeli fighter teaches women in Vietnam to defend themselves
The thief was heavy-set and wearing a white T-shirt and jeans. He approached me from behind when I was crossing Le Loi Boulevard in the heart of Saigon, stopping for one second to avoid a foreign motorbike driver. It was like my head had short circuited just a few meters from the most luxurious shopping mall in Saigon, Takashimaya. Across the street, people were still speaking and laughing in front of Saigon Square, but I could only see the man heading straight towards Ben Thanh Market, blending in during rush hour. Some people even moved out of the way to allow him through. I walked back to my office and borrowed a phone from a colleague to lock my bank account and SIM card. The next day I had to go to the police and report the case. There was no chance of getting my belongings back, but I had to report the case so that I could register my ID papers that were lost in the robbery. Glancing up at me from his phone after I told him the story, a young officer asked aimlessly: “5 … [Read more...] about Street theft plagues Vietnam’s largest city
Viet Nam News “Everyone, I will sell rose bouquets tomorrow in celebration of International Women’s Day. Those who are looking to give flowers to their girlfriends or classmates, please come to support me in front of Gate A of Hải Phòng University.” So wrote 26-year-old Trần Thị Hoa in one of her last Facebook posts on March 6. Early on the morning of March 7, Hoa and her friend Trần Thị Trang rode on motorbike to the flower market Đằng Hải in Hải An District in the northeastern port city of Hải Phòng. Not born to wealthy families, the pair intended to buy flowers and utilise their craft skills to make elaborate bouquets, aiming to make some money to cover their study and living expenses. On that fateful morning, Cao Huy Hoàng was driving a container truck for an export-import company along his usual route. Stopped at a red light, he saw that two trucks ahead of him were already occupying … [Read more...] about Road accidents: When will the pain end?