The first event of its kind, the World Circus Festival 2019 is due to get underway in Ha Long city from November 11- 17. Over 100 artists from 20 countries worldwide, including Chile, Cuba, Japan, the US, Russia, the Republic of Korea, and host nation, Vietnam, are scheduled to take part in the festival. A wide range of activities are planned for the occasion, including a circus street parade, a circus performance competition, and a workshop on circus and tourism development. The sidelines of the festival will also see local trade promotion activities and a gastronomy festival take place. All of these events aim to increase the number of tourists visiting Quang Ninh province. Hosting the festival’s activities will be the Quang Ninh Exhibition of Planning and Expo Centre and Square 30-10. VOV Circus wild animals retire, pets get job Over one year since the Asia For Animals Coalition’s call for not using wild animals in circus performance, Vietnamese kids have now been … [Read more...] about Ha Long to host World Circus Festival 2019 in November
Tehran oil and gas exhibition 2019
Visitors look at photos displayed at the World Press Photo Exhibition 2019 in Hanoi - Photo: Courtesy of the Embassy of the Netherlands The photos feature multiple topics such as migration, war, animals in the wild, and gender identity. They were selected from some 78,800 entries by nearly 4,740 photographers from 129 countries around the world. Speaking at the opening ceremony on December 6, Dutch Ambassador to Vietnam Elsbeth Akkerman said this is the third time the World Press Photo Exhibition has been organized in Vietnam, but the first time it has been held outdoors. “They are high qualified photos which words cannot describe. Each photo shows the true face of the world we live in and makes us think a lot about it. In the world of threats and fake news, the reality of the photos cannot be underestimated,” she said about the photos. There are also a number of side events, including a lecture about visual literacy, a presentation on the World Press Photo legacy and … [Read more...] about Impressive press photos on display in Hanoi
Duc Hoang The most potent weapon of a consumer is to stop consuming. How do we then answer the question: "If we don't use their water, who else will provide it to us?" My family was among those troubled recently over the fact that our son's school was located just one kilometer from the burnt Rang Dong light bulb warehouse (that leaked 15-27 kilos of mercury into the air). Now we've got a new one: polluted tap water and the difficulty in getting bottled water. Since my family and I are not the only ones severely affected by this, since there are millions of us, one would expect the company responsible for the crisis to be hit hard by it too. However, the stocks of Song Da Water Investment Joint Stock Company (code: VCW) on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) still went up on Tuesday. There was no chain reaction following a public crisis like what one would see in a movie, where a negative news about a company spreads and causes its stock to spiral … [Read more...] about How can Vietnamese people manage a water supply monopoly?
Workers at PetroVietnam carry out technical checks. Fitch Ratings last month assigned PVN first-time long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating (IDR) at 'BB' with a positive outlook. — VNA/VNS Photo Ha Thai Demand for investment capital at the Viet Nam Oil and Gas Group (PVN) and its member units for 2018-20 was estimated to reach VND620 trillion (US$26.7 billion), PetroVietnam Securities Inc (PSI) recently announced. According to Bui Huy Long, deputy general director of PetroVietnam Securities Inc, of the VND620 trillion, loans accounted for more than 30 per cent through traditional credit and bond issuances. Urgent projects such as Thai Binh 2 Thermal Power Plant, Long Phu 1 Thermal Power Plant, Block B-O Mon Gas Project, Blue Whale Gas Project and Sao Vang – Dai Nguyet Gas Project, would require $4 billion, Long said. Fitch Ratings last month assigned PVN first-time long-term foreign-currency issuer default rating (IDR) at 'BB' with a positive outlook. This was a … [Read more...] about PVN in need of investment capital
A booth displaying industrial parts of the 2018 Vietnam Supporting Industry Fair (Source: organisers) HCM City (VNA) - The 2019 Vietnam International Machinery Fair and 2019 Vietnam Supporting Industry Fair will be held in Ho Chi Minh City from December 11 to 14. The fairs are expected to attract over 300 exhibitors, including from advanced countries and regions such as the Republic of Korea, Japan, Singapore, China, Germany, and Europe. The products on display at the 460 booths will include automation and digital manufacturing solutions, supporting industry products, machinery used in the construction, textile, agricultural, and other sectors, energy and factory equipment, metalworking tools, welding machines, industrial parts and materials, and measuring and testing instruments. Supporting industry products made by Vietnamese firms will account for 30 percent of total displayed products. Prominent brands such as Doosan Infracore, Topeye Corporation, Traco … [Read more...] about HCM City to host machinery, supporting industry fairs