Rainfall in the region has been the heaviest since records were first kept 110 years ago, the National Institute of Meteorology said. In one 24-hour period, the Minas Gerais state capital Belo Horizonte recorded 172mm (almost seven inches) of rain. … [Read more...] about Record southeastern Brazil rainstorms kill 30
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Another name that will soon join the list is badminton ace Nguyen Tien Minh. While the badminton Olympic qualification list will not be announced until April 30, Minh more or less has an Olympic ticket in his grasp since he is currently ranked 24th and the top 50 players will play in the event. … [Read more...] about Which Vietnamese athletes have qualified for 2020 Olympics?
Moscow (VNA) - The Communist Party of Vietnam (CPV) has played an important role in the national struggle for independence, Doi moi (reform) and socio-economic development in Vietnam, according to Evgheni Vasilievich Kobelev, a Russian expert on Vietnamese study. The scholar from the Centre for the Study of Vietnam and ASEAN under the Russian Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Far Eastern Studies told Vietnam News Agency’s correspondents in Moscow on the sidelines of a conference on the 70th anniversary of Vietnam-Russia relations that the CPV is a unique phenomenon in the international communist movement. He noted that there are no factions within the CPV and the Party is in charge of handling all issues in the nation. Besides, the CPV has always stayed close to the people, put the people first and paid attention to the people's quality of life, social affairs and many other issues, he highlighted. The scholar laid stress on the CPV’s role in the two … [Read more...] about Russian expert hails CPV’s leadership role in Vietnam
Ninh Binh (VNA) - Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve in the northern province of Ninh Binh, famous for appearing in the blockbuster film Kong: Skull Island, has retained its pristine tranquility with clouds hovering above soaring limestone pinnacles. It is also known as 'No Wave Bay', nestled 80km to the south of Hanoi, and boasting the Red River Delta's largest wetland with mirror-like tranquil water. Located in the north of Gia Vien district, the wetland reserve, dotted with spectacular islands and caves, was created by a 30km flood-prevention dyke hugging the left bank of Da River. At 60,000 VND (2.6 USD) per person (maximum two passengers per boat), an hour-long, guided row across this 3,500-hectare lagoon will make clear the origins of its nickname. This popular Ninh Binh destination holds two national records, one for the biggest group of Delacour's langurs, a critically endangered … [Read more...] about Exploring Van Long Wetland Nature Reserve in Ninh Binh
“We are optimistic about Vietnam’s growth potential and exports, fuelled by the government’s great efforts in creating a more business-friendly climate,” Williams told Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the meeting. “The USABC highly values Vietnam’s successes in foreign direct investment (FDI) attraction and wants to contribute to boosting balanced trade between the two nations.” … [Read more...] about Economic think tanks praise Vietnam’s responsive tactics