A woman in Gia Lai Province is calling for help to save her husband who is suffering from an aortic aneurysm. Pham Van Phuong and Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh 39-year-old Pham Van Phuong and 35-year-old Nguyen Thi Kim Thanh are born in Binh Dinh Province and were brought up in Gia Lai Province. They have two children together and borrowed VND100m (USD4,400) from relatives to build a small house. Phuong is an electrician and Thanh finds any jobs she can to earn a living. In late March, Phuong started feeling tired, dizzy and headache. Doctors said he had high blood pressure and gave him some medicines. One day, after standing up, his muscles stiffened, his chest restricted and he suddenly fainted. He was admitted to Hoang Anh Gia Lai-University Medical Centre and transferred to Cho Ray Hospital in HCM City as his condition worsened. Dr Pham Bao Loc said, "When he was admitted on April 8, Phuong had severe chest pain. The tests show that he has chest and abdominal aortic aneurysm because … [Read more...] about Children face uncertain future as father struggles with illness
Vietnam wall of faces
A part of the northern wall of the citadel was damaged by heavy rains in September 2017. The big stones remain far from the foot of the wall without any long-term solution implemented by concerned agencies (Photo: thanhnien.vn) Thanh Hoa (VNS/VNA) - The 600-year-old citadel in the central province of Thanh Hoa is facing serious erosion caused by heavy rains. While the citadel walls to the east, south and west remain fairly intact, the northern wall, which runs around 880m long with an average height of 5m, has eroded in many places. The erosion risks triggering a more serious collapse of the wall and the serious deformation of the heritage site. According to experts, the northern wall is constructed of stones placed onto one another without any adhesive materials. At sites of erosion, big stones have slid dozens of metres from the base of the wall. Along the wall’s base, wild grass and trees are growing, some sprouting from stone cracks and large broken stones. … [Read more...] about Ancient citadel in Thanh Hoa province faces erosion
Chen Lian Pang, CEO of CapitalLand Vietnam Foundation works at the D’Edge project has damaged some surrounding houses. How do you feel about this matter? The safety and well-being of residents are our priority, and we are working closely with the authorities and third-party experts to investigate the matter. This concerns me a great deal, as if it is not resolved properly, it may affect our future developments and the overall investment outlook of Vietnam. Currently, based on the contractual terms between the developer and the main contractor, the developer has handed over the site to the appointed contractor for site management. Thus, all external parties, including the developer, would have to obtain permission to enter the site. Understanding that the site is surrounded by other structures, the developer has anticipated that the surroundings would be affected by the construction to a certain extent. Thus, insurance has been purchased to cover matters. Currently, the … [Read more...] about The safety and well being of residents are CapitaLand’s priority
This theme began innocently enough in Da Nang, where I came across a great shop that serves bún thịt nướng (barbecued pork pieces, sausage wrapped in betel leaves, and ground chicken on a skewer, together with the customary mountain of various greens, rice noodles, and a chili-laced peanut sauce) and took the habit of calling in each week or so. The single width standard-sized shop features those low-slung tables and teeny-weeny stools that all of us somewhat taller folks in Vietnam absolutely adore on the left side. It’s like a limbo dance to get low enough to sit on the stools without ending up sprawling on the floor, but once you’re seated it’s all good from there. A serving stand spans the left half of the front entrance with mom and her nón lá (traditional cone-shaped hat) running the grilling operation on the sidewalk. The right side of the shop is actually a motorbike service and repair operation, with stacks of tires … [Read more...] about Vietnam journal: Which came first? Chicken or egg?
VietNamNet Bridge - Artists from South Korea have given Tam Thanh fishing village in central Quang Nam Province a new look with colourful murals. In early June 2016, Tam Thanh Village in Tam Thanh Commune was chosen for an art project as part of the Korea Foundation Community Art Exchange Programme held by the Korea Foundation and the UN-Habitat Vietnam to improve living conditions and introduce more art to the public. Five artists from the South Korea, 12 volunteers and many Vietnamese students have given the walls of about 100 houses a new face. Even the locals are also excited about the arts on their houses and volunteered to help. From the village gate to the many houses, the community seems livelier with pictures of a genie, flowers and daily activities. The village has become a new tourist destination. Compiled by T. Van … [Read more...] about Tam Thanh – the fishing village of murals