VietNamNet Bridge – With demand for sand for construction rising even as prices are skyrocketing, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Dinh Dung has recommended the use of other materials in construction in place of natural sand. Sand for construction is piled at a site in Tien Phong Ward in the northern province of Thai Binh. As many localities in Viet Nam have cracked down on illegal sand mining, the huge demand for sand and its rising prices have seriously affected many major construction works. The huge demand for sand and its rising prices have seriously affected many major construction works such as the Trung Luong – My Thuan (in Tien Giang Province) Highway, A section of National Highway No 60 in Ben Tre Province and the Lo Te - Rach Soi Road in Kien Giang Province. The contractors of these works said the … [Read more...] about Shifting sands in VN’s construction industry
Sand in little alchemy
The PM approved Binh Dinh Minerals JSC (BMC) to explore the titanium mineral sand in the south of De Gi mine in Phu Cat District, as petitioned by provincial People's Committee. De Gi mine is now under the control of the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources. At present, Binh Dinh-Malaysia Minerals Company and BMC are licensed to explore in the north of the mine. The south was preliminarily explored. The BMC's exploration aims to prepare the raw material for the titanium slag factory project implemented in the coming time. P.V … [Read more...] about Binh Dinh: BMC permitted to explore titanium mineral sand in De Gi
VietNamNet Bridge - Scientists call sand the "skeleton" from which the Mekong River Delta was formed. The sand has caused big changes in the delta. It has appeared on large roads, near high-rise buildings in urban areas and houses in rural areas. It is part of huge construction works such as My Thuan Bridge and Tra Noc Airport. It is present in people’s daily life and activities, from leisure, recreation to religion. Alluvium comprises inorganic and organic materials which have different sizes, from rock, gravel, to coarse sand and fine sand, from rich soil and clay to disintegrated organic materials and water-soluble substances. There are different sections on a river, including one that creates alluvium, one that creates temporary sediment, and another that creates permanent sedimentation. In general, the alluvium creating area is in the upper course, while the temporary sediment area is in the middle and the permanent sediment area is in the delta. As for the Mekong … [Read more...] about What will happen if there is no more sand in the Mekong River Delta?
A flower market at the Lunar New Year of the Vietnamese community in Little Saigon, the US, has opened with various flowers, parallel sentences and bright red packets to greet the New Year. A flower market at the Lunar New Year of the Vietnamese community in Little Saigon, the US, has opened with various flowers, parallel sentences and bright red packets to greet the New Year. The Vietnamese community in Little Saigon, Orange County, South California, the US, have begun their annual Lunar New Year celebrations with a boisterous lion dance that also marks the opening of the flower market outside the Phuoc Loc Mall. The flower market on the Lunar New Year of the Goat is open from January 30th to January 18th with many kiosks with all kinds of flowers, ornamental plants and decorative items Many species of orchid in a variety of colours are available to customers. A pot of Australian orchids with about 50 branches at around USD2,000. The bright … [Read more...] about Colourful flower market at Lunar New Year in Little Saigon
Binh Thuan Province, an area rich in black sand, a heavy mineral sand deposit, has had trouble recently with illegal mining since an unclear 02 circular letter from the Ministry of Industry has caused delays in the export of the product from local licensed mining companies. Local farmers along nearly 200km of the Binh Thuan coast, have abandoned their farming in favor of mining black sand illegally due to the high returns they can make from this natural resource. The local authorities have tried many methods to prevent this from continuing, all of which have been ineffective. According to Nguyen Van Dung, Vice-President of Binh Thuan Province, many areas with the mineral sand deposit were planned sites for tourism projects but the local authorities are finding it difficult to control those who are continuing to mine illegally in these areas. There is an estimated 4 billion tons of black sand in Binh Thuan Province, where the Hai Tinh Cooperation Company and the Tan Quang Cuong Company … [Read more...] about Mining Black Sand in Binh Thuan