The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of the first phase of Hai Lang liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant. — Photo courtesy of T&T A groundbreaking ceremony has been held for the construction of the first phase of Hai Lang liquefied natural gas (LNG) power plant in Hai An commune in the central province of Quang Tri's Hai Lang District. The project, which spans 120ha, will have a capacity of 1,500 MW and is able to supply 8.25 billion kWh to the national grid each year. With an investment of VND54 trillion ($2.37 billion), the project is invested by a consortium of Viet Nam’s conglomerate T&T Group, Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), Hanwha Energy Corporation, and Korea Southern Power (KOSPO). It is expected to be put into operation in 2026-27. It will include a port capable of handling vessels carrying up to 226,000 cu.m of gas and receiving 1.5 million tonnes of LNG per year. Addressing the ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Vo Van … [Read more...] about Work starts on US$2.37-billion Hai Lang LNG power centre in Quang Tri
Tan Hoang Minh won the bid in a ‘duel’ to buy the 3-12 land plot in Thu Thiem new urban area in HCM City, but finally gave up. On January 11, Tan Hoang Minh issued a press release, saying that it will send an official document to HCMC People’s Committee, Land Bank Development Center and HCMC Property Auction Service Center about its decision on unilaterally terminating the contract on the purchase of the 3-12 land plot. The contract was signed on December 17, 2021, or one working week after the auction day (December 10, 2021). During the auction four land plots were sold. This means that if Tan Hoang Minh cancels the purchase of the land, it will lose the deposit of nearly VND600 billion. A question has been raised about the ‘fate’ of the land plot, called ‘golden land’ because of its advantageous position. Some people said the land may fall into the hands of the business with the second highest bidding price at the auction. The auction session was described as … [Read more...] about What’s behind Tan Hoang Minh’s sky-high bidding price?
Illustrative photo (Source: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – A new cold spell is projected to hit North Vietnam starting January 16 night, causing rains in many parts of the region over the next day, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting . The rains will pose risks of flash floods, landslides and partial flooding in the northern mountainous provinces. From January 17, the northern area will begin experiencing biting cold weather with temperatures ranging from 12-15 degrees Celsius at the lowest and even below 5 degrees Celsius in high mountains with a possibility of frost. Temperatures in the northern central region will stand at 14-17 degrees Celsius at the lowest, the centre said. Hanoi is likely to see downpours during the period between the evening of January 16 and January 17. From January 17, the capital’s lowest temperatures will stand at between 13 and 15 degrees Celsius./. VNA … [Read more...] about Northern region to turn severely cold from January 17
The “cradle of wet rice civilization” was voted by The New York Times as one of the most interesting tourist destinations in the world in 2022. The renowned US-based newspaper has just listed the Red River Delta of Vietnam among the highlights around the globe where one should travel to in 2022. Red River Delta ranks 14th among the extensive list of this year “52 Places for a Changed World” by The New York Times. The Quan ho singing performance at Lim Festival in Bac Ninh Province. Photo: Chu Minh Khoi According to Charly Wilder, the writter of the newspaper, once travel begins to normalize, tourists will undoubtedly flock to Vietnam’s world-famous beaches and dynamic megacities. “But head north to the traditional villages of the Red River Delta, travelers can immerse themselves in centuries-old cultural practices and a way of life that is at risk of disappearing,” she wrote. The Red River Delta: from an amazing founding history... Located in a … [Read more...] about Red River Delta amongst “52 Places for a Changed World”
The National Strategy on Nutrition for the 2021-2030 period aims to increase the height of Vietnamese youth by 2-2.5cm for men and 1.5-2cm for women. The Vietnamese Government has just approved the National Strategy on Nutrition for the period of 2021-2030 with a vision to 2045, aiming at improving its citizens’ stature and health. Under the plan, Vietnam sets specific targets for the next ten years on implementing a varied, reasonable and safe food diet for all ages. Particularly, percentage of children of 6-23 months with the healthy diet will reach 80% by 2030, the proportion of households with severe and moderate food insecurity will decrease by less than 5% and fall below 20% in mountainous areas by 2030. In addition, the percentage of schools with menus meeting the Ministry of Health’s recommendations on ensuring appropriate nutrition and dietary diversity will reach 90% in urban areas and 80% in rural areas by 2030. The National Strategy on Nutrition … [Read more...] about Vietnam applies a ten-year nutrition strategy to improve Vietnamese stature and health
In a document sent to municipal and provincial health departments, hospitals, drug manufacturers and importers, the Vietnamese Pharmaceutical Association and the Vietnam Pharmaceutical Corporation, the DAV asked them to direct hospitals and disease control centres to build their own plans to store medicines and ensure their sufficient supply in line with the Health Ministry’s Directive No.01/CT-BYT, amid the complicated developments of the pandemic, especially Omicron variant. Municipal and provincial health departments must ask their inspectors to work closely with relevant units to enhance inspection over the production, trade, export-import of medicines and cosmetics in their localities while seriously punishing violations. The DAV required opening drug stores and deploying staff on duty round the clock during the festival to grasp the situation, and reporting to the administration before January 20 to enhance coordination. Source: VNA … [Read more...] about Drug administration requests no shortage of medicines during Tet