Tran Xuan Bach, an office worker in Hanoi, recently took a night tour of the Hoa Lo Prison built by the French in 1896. Bach learnt about the tour from a post on Facebook fan page of the Management Board of Hoa Lo Prison Relic. He and some of his colleagues registered for the tour of what used to be a scary place and called "Hell on Earth." The facility was also famously dubbed the "Hanoi Hilton" by American POWs incarcerated there. Before starting the tour, each of the visitors were given their own headphones so they could easily follow the instructions. Following their tour guide, they entered the main gate of the prison and made their way to the men's collective detention camp, the male political prison camp and the dungeon. The prison space was dark and stuffy, and it was still a frightening and emotional experience. "Just standing there, I felt suffocated. I really couldn't imagine how Vietnamese soldiers lived and overcame this harshness in the past," Bach said. The … [Read more...] about Horrors, heroes: night tour of Hanoi prison revisits history
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Given net-zero commitments, Vietnam is now at a crossroads to transform routes that benefit both the economy and the environment. Vietnam’s climate commitment at COP26 requires development pathways to ensure the balance of both economy and environment that the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) called reforms. UNDP Resident Representative Caitlin Wiesen at the ceremony held in Quang Ninh Province on May 28. Photos: UNDP Vietnam would need a “Green Climate Doi Moi” to enable a green and inclusive economic rebound from Covid-19 as the country strives for a high-income level by 2045, while safeguarding the natural resources and environment for future generations, Caitlin Wiesen, UNDP Resident Representative, said today. This includes green, climate-resilient approaches to technology, capital markets, supply chains, business models, and the engagement of SMEs in innovation, Wiesen said at a national launching ceremony held on May 28 in response to World … [Read more...] about Vietnam needs “green climate Doi Moi”: UNDP
Major General Bui Hai Son, Commander of the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Protection Command, and Major General Doan Xuan Bo, Editor-in-Chief of the People’s Army Newspaper, co-chaired the event. The agreement was signed to enhance the effectiveness of information exchange and dissemination between the two agencies, especially in the long-term maintenance and absolutely safe protection of President Ho Chi Minh’s body. In addition, it aims to enhance the work of covering activities in the performance of special political tasks of the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Protection Command such as managing the President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, Ba Dinh Square, and other constructions on various editions of the PAN. The collaboration is also expected to honor and multiply outstanding examples in the emulation movements, contributing to promoting the political and cultural meaning of the mausoleum complex in the current context. Translated by Trung Thanh … [Read more...] about President Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum Protection Command and PAN enhance collaboration
Nguyen Giap Dong, head of the Ba Vi District Economic Division, said that the district currently maintained a safe tea production area spanning 1,550ha and productivity of 10.5 tons per hectare per year. The output for the whole year is estimated at 16,275 tons of fresh buds, worth VND 350 million (USD 14,900) per hectare per year. To help farmers maintain and expand safe production areas, Ba Vi district has supported and created favorable conditions for localities to innovate technology, ensure raw material sources and well manage tea quality. It builds trademarks, product brands protected by intellectual property; builds good models of safe tea production and processing following Vietnamese Good Agricultural Practices (VietGAP) process. Thanks to that, the district has successfully built the Ba Vi tea brand. In Dong Anh District, Nguyen Anh Dung, deputy chairman of the district People’s Committee, said that the district had 1,180ha of vegetable production area including more … [Read more...] about Hanoi builds safe agricultural production areas
The two inventions included "Spherical mirror optics for medium-wave thermal imaging equipment" invented in 2017 and "Method for making high-temperature synthetic materials." The former helps self-research, design and manufacture camera-core and minimize the dependence on imports from abroad. Meanwhile, the latter helps produce materials able to meet harsh-working conditions in the military field. Viettel has so far been granted 56 patents in Vietnam and 11 patents in the U.S. by USPTO. Each year, the number of patents granted to Viettel increases by 142%, nearly 8 times higher than the average increase of 18% of domestic applicants. The group is currently a pioneer and key unit in implementing the Prime Minister’s intellectual property strategy to 2030, with the goal of increasing the number of patent applications and patent protection titles by an average of 16 - 18% per year. Translated by Mai Huong … [Read more...] about Viettel has two more exclusively-protected patents in the U.S.
At the meeting, Vo Van Tuan, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Labor, Invalids, and Social Affairs said that in the national salvation cause, Fatherland protection war, and in doing international duties, the armed forces and people of Vinh Long province stayed united, promoted patriotism, joined hands with troops and people throughout the country to contribute personnel and materials, for the national liberation and reunification. The province has managed more than 70,000 policy beneficiaries and national contributors, including 16,300 fallen troops, 4,500 wounded soldiers, 2,850 heroic Vietnamese mothers with 96 who are still alive. Mr. Tuan said that the province has thoroughly implemented policies for national contributors. Addressing the meeting, Senior Colonel Doan Quang Hoa affirmed that over the past time, the military has actively and proactively advised the Party and State to issue and implement policies related to the military and troops’ families. The … [Read more...] about MND presents gifts to Vinh Long national contributors