This river trash capture tool (hereinafter referred to as a “trash trapper”) is financially supported and technically advised by US-based NGO Ocean Conservancy through “Strategic Plastic Litter Abatement in the Song Hong” project. This project is managed and implemented by MCD in collaboration with the Nam Dinh DONRE and other local and national partners. The event was attended by national-level government representatives from the Vietnam Administration of Sea and Islands; the Vietnam Inland Waterways Administration and its Northern Branch; Vietnam Academy for Water Resources; and from MCD; the delegates who participated in the event from Nam Dinh province include: leaders and officers of the DONRE; representatives of the Department of Transport, Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, Traffic Police Division, Riverway Management Company No. 5; representatives of the Division of Natural Resources and Environment of Nam Dinh city and the People's Committee of Tran Te … [Read more...] about River trash capture tool launched in Nam Dinh Province
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Samsung Engineering and DNP Water sign the agreement. Samsung Engineering plans to actively target Viet Nam as a base for the Asian water treatment market. — Photo courtesy of the firm Samsung Engineering, one of the world’s leading engineering, procurement, construction and project management (EPC&PM) companies and Dong Nai Plastic (DNP) Water on Wednesday signed an agreement to acquire a 24 per cent stake in the Vietnamese water treatment company for about 52.7 billion KRW (US$41 million). With this acquisition, Samsung Engineering will hold 24 per cent of the stake in DNP Water, DNP Holding will hold 53 per cent, and other stakeholders 23 per cent. DNP Water is a private enterprise that focuses on local water supply businesses and is the largest private water treatment company in Viet Nam in terms of treatment capacity. It was spun off from the DNP Group, a manufacturer of plastic piping, in 2017. Since then, it has been growing in the water treatment business by … [Read more...] about Samsung Engineering acquires stake in Vietnamese DNP Water
Green agriculture is a closed production process through applying scientific and technical advances, biotechnology and physicochemical technology. Green agriculture is a sustainable direction that Hanoi has been making effort to develop, according to Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Manh Phuong. Green agriculture is an inevitable orientation of modern agriculture, Phuong said, adding that Hanoi has recently switched more than 40,227 hectares of rice land to new agricultural production models. Besides, developing green agriculture also helps to raise people's awareness on environment protection, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and pollution, the deputy director stressed. Rice cultivation by modern method brings high efficiency in Hanoi outskirt district of Ung Hoa. Photo: Ngoc Anh Head of the Ung Hoa District Economic Division Pham Van Hoach said that in nearly 20 years of implementing green … [Read more...] about Hanoi develops green agriculture
Speaking at a national conference held in Hanoi to review the 10-year combat against corruption and negative phenomena, the Party leader also said fighting corruption is a critically important but also extremely difficult and complicated task that requires resolute, persistent, continuous, and unceasing efforts from all levels and in all sectors and areas. He emphasized that in the combat, it is a must to steer clear of subjectivity and hastiness but adamantly deal with corruption, patiently conduct education, management and deterrence to prevent corruption, while staying vigilant and fighting against hostile forces’ plots that take advantage of the corruption fight to sabotage the country’s Party, State and political system. The General Secretary underlined the necessity to strongly combine prevention with the proactive detection and timely and stringent settlement of acts of corruption, noting that to boost prevention, it is important to perfect regulations and policies on … [Read more...] about Vacuums, loopholes must be filled in to prevent corruption: Party leader
Though the cuisine at Hoang Hoa Tham Market in Ho Chi Minh City may not be esthetically attractive, it is delicious, affordable, and a true taste of local culture. And the best part? Diners can walk away with a full meal for US$5 or less at this market. Hoang Hoa Tham Market on Hoang Hoa Tham Street, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City is packed with vendors hawking clothes, fabrics, household wares, thrifted goods, and some of the cheapest, most delicious meals in town. Sup cua (crab soup) is a popular dish in Ho Chi Minh City, particularly among white-collar employees and the elderly. Crab soup is hot, easy to eat, packed with flavor, and deliciously greasy, making it an ideal breakfast or afternoon snack. A cup of ‘sup cua’ (crab soup) from a stall at Hoang Hoa Tham Market, Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Minh Duc / Tuoi Tre At a junction between the busy stalls at Hoang Hoa Tham Market sits a nameless sup cua cart with no signs, merely a … [Read more...] about What you can eat for US$5 or less at this Ho Chi Minh City market?
Manulife Vietnam will plant up to 2,200 trees on behalf of customers in Ben En National Park under the insurer’s latest campaign, which runs from June 12 through to the end of September. — Photo courtesy of the company In partnership with local environmental NGO Gaia Nature Conservation, Manulife Vietnam has helped plant 7,000 trees across seven hectares this year as part of its expanding network of ‘Customer Forests’. The insurer’s latest campaign, which runs from June 12 through to the end of September 2022, encourages its customers to receive digital communications instead of paper correspondence. The company aims to get 22,000 customers to go digital by simply registering or updating their email. In return, the insurer will plant up to 2,200 trees on their behalf in Ben En National Park, Thanh Hoa Province. The company’s push to go digital further underscores the focus placed on reducing paper waste across its operations in Viet Nam. Naren Baliga, Manulife Vietnam chief … [Read more...] about Manulife Vietnam eyes a sustainable future with ‘Customer Forests’