With summer traveling and camping plans on hold due to the ongoing pandemic, Lagom Vietnam is hoping to use its expertise in sustainable waste management to bring educational, environmentally friendly toys to local children. Lagom, a waste collection company in Vietnam, is hoping to keep children away from electronic devices this summer with a project aimed at engaging children with toys made from recycled milk cartons. A two-year journey Lagom Vietnam has collected over 528 tons of empty milk cartons from about 880 kindergartens and primary schools across Vietnam since 2019. After collection, Lagom processes the milk cartons in a hydraulic blender to separate the pulp from the complex of plastic aluminum. The processed pulp is then recycled into notebooks, bags, and ecological roofing sheets at a local paper mill. Though Lagom is proud of the support its projects have received from communities across the country, the partnerships developed with local schools, … [Read more...] about When life hands you milk cartons, make…toys!
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These days, the number of delivery workers has increased compared to normal, raising concerns about Covid-19 prevention. (Photo: SGGP) Afraid, but still have to work On Saturday morning, I opened the app to book a Grab ride. Picking me up was Hung, a 23-year-old driver, full of coat and facemask in accordance with regulations. When I asked about his work situation during the pandemic, he lamented that the nature of his job is to have to carry a lot of people, and he cannot ask his passengers to keep a distance of 2 meters. Despite the pandemic, he still regularly opens the app and receives customers every day because this is his main income-generating job. He said that he would go home immediately when he feels tired instead of gathering in the street to chit-chat with his fellow drivers as before. These days, eateries are not allowed to serve diners directly, so people can only order food online. Nguyen Hoang, a food delivery worker, said that many people make payments in … [Read more...] about Contactless delivery in pandemic in HCMC
Over 300,000 people escape illiteracy in eight years Literacy classes have been organized for more than 300,000 people aged 15 – 60, over the last eight years, the Ministry of Education and Training unveiled during a recent video teleconference (VTC). The national VTC was held on June 18 to review the implementation of a project on building a learning society from 2012 – 2020. The ministry said thanks to the project, the network of educational establishments was expanded nationwide. The country now has over 17,000 continuing education centres, providing non-formal education for out-of-school youth and adults. There are also more than 10,000 community learning centres across the country. The country has completed universalisation of pre-school education for five-year-old children and primary education for children of school age. In the next phase from 2021 – 2030, the project aims to help Vietnam develop an open, flexible and connected education system and make sure all … [Read more...] about VIETNAM NEWS HEADLINES JUNE 21
The operation of turbine No 1 of Ca Mau Gas-based Power Plant (CMPP) will be delayed to at least May 22, said Le Anh Thong, General Director of CMPP. Under an agreement with the contractor Siemens ( Germany ), the turbine will be fuelled by gas after a 2-month trial run with oil. However, due to the demand for power, the management board of CMPP has asked the contractor to shorten the testing time. It is expected that it will take at least 13 days for Siemens experts to be available in Vietnam to start the gas-based turbine. Source: LD Translated by Hoang Anh … [Read more...] about Ca Mau Gas-based Power Plant to become operational on May 22