The SUV was traveling on Phan Van Hon Street from District 12 to Hoc Mon District when the accident occurred near Ba Diem Market in Hoc Mon, an hour from the city center. The male driver, whose identity has yet to be confirmed, first hit a woman on a motorbike knocking her off the vehicle. He then reversed and hit four other motorbikes behind him, trapping them underneath the car. The driver then got off, covered the car plate with a cloth, and walked away, leaving his car. At least four people, including children, were injured and taken to hospital with minor injuries. The traffic police are investigating. Last October, also in Saigon, a woman slammed her BMW car into several motorbikes waiting at a traffic light at the Hang Xanh intersection. At least one person died and five people were injured in the accident. Nguyen Thi Nga, 46, a restaurant owner, was driving under the influence, the police said. The accident sparked widespread outrage on social media. Nga was … [Read more...] about Four injured in Saigon as car mows down motorbikes
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The speedboat used for the Phan Thiet - Phu Quy sea route (Photo: VNA) Binh Thuan (VNA) – The first commercial speedboat service to Phu Quy island set sail from the Phan Thiet sea port in the south central province of Binh Thuan on July 21. The service is operated by the Superdong – Kien Giang Speedboat Corporation, using a new ship imported from Malaysia with a cost of approximately 2 million USD. Ticket price (one way) is 350,000 VND (15.3 USD) for adults and 250,000 VND (10.94 USD) for children, and 260,000 VND (11.38 USD) for people with disability. The boat covers the 56 nautical mile distance from Phan Thiet city to Phu Quy island in two hours and a half. Speaking at the launch of the speedboat service, Pham Van Nam, Vice Chairman of the Binh Thuan People’s Committee stressed the service contributes to socio-economic and tourism development on the island. Nam hoped the operating company to invest in running more boats on the route. He directed all relevant … [Read more...] about Binh Thuan: Speedboat service to Phu Quy island begins operation
Two young artists from Da Nang and Dak Lak province are heralding summer with their art exhibitions in HCM City. Young artists offer contemporary exhibitions Young artist Pham Tran Viet Nam of Da Nang finds red is the best way to show his admiration of modern life at Van Te Thap Loai Chung Sinh (Prayer for Ten Types of Wandering Souls) in HCM City’s The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre. Photo courtesy of the organiser Each of their works in different media tackles the subject matter of life and love in various ways, but the underlying themes of admiration and reality are constant. Pham Tran Viet Nam of Da Nang finds red is the best way to show his admiration of modern life. He uses vivid reddish-yellow and vermillion colours to highlight his feelings about the challenges people face today. Ten of his paintings at the event, called Van Te Thap Loai Chung Sinh (Prayer for Ten Types of Wandering Souls), feature faces of women and men expressing different feelings. Some … [Read more...] about Young artists offer contemporary exhibitions
According to the flood assessment criteria specified in Document No. 338 / BXD-KTQH dated March 10, 2003 of the Ministry of Construction, there were only 10 deep flooding spots in HCMC and the other 22 roads were waterlogged, said he. Accordingly, the above mentioned rain occurred at 16:30 on May 19 and lasted about 2 hours with very high rainfall. Rainfall measured at Tan Son Hoa station (Tan Binh district) more than 119mm, Phu Lam station (District 6) more than 102mm, several other stations over 60mm ... During the rain, the tide on the Saigon River peaked at 1.32m. This was the biggest rain since the beginning of 2018. After this rain there were 10 inundated roads and 22 waterlogged but not flooded roads in the city, according to the flood assessment criteria specified in Document No. 338 / BXD-KTQH dated March 10, 2003 of the Ministry of Construction, the report informed. Specifically, as per the report, 10 roads were submerged with flood depth from 0.10m to 0.25m, total flooded … [Read more...] about Only 10 roads flooded, the remaining merely waterlogged: city official
VietNamNet Bridge - Recognized as a national landscape and controlled strictly under the Heritage Law, Nha Trang Bay in Khanh Hoa province, a famous tourism area, has been compromised by unsound proposals. Nha Trang Bay is a famous tourism area Nguyen Van Chi, former chair of the Khanh Hoa provincial People’s Committee, said: “The idea of encroaching on Nha Trang sea and developing construction works is unfeasible, because they will harm the national heritage.” However, several such projects have been proposed. Investors have thrown tons of rocks and soil into Nha Trang Bay. The projects that will appropriate space on Nhu Reang Bay are Champarama Resort & Spa, Nha Trang Sao, forest plantations, seaweed cultivation, and the Hon Rua Ecotourism Complex. Only when local newspapers wrote about the projects and gave warnings did state management agencies in Khanh Hoa province finally begin inspecting the sites and discover violations. “Standing on Pham … [Read more...] about When will peace return to Nha Trang Bay?