Philippe Troussier is coaching the U19 national team. Photo news.zing.vn Football Lâm Giang French coach Philippe Troussier was hired by the Việt Nam Football Federation (VFF) to coach Việt Nam national U19 team in September, and the move has already paid dividends. His side have earned a ticket to the 2020 AFC U-19 Championship in Uzbekistan as one of the four best runners-up of the qualifiers, finishing with seven points in Group J. The result is a milestone for youth football in Việt Nam. The former Japan national team manager replaced Hoàng Anh Tuấn, who resigned following Việt Nam’s failure to qualify for the semi-finals of the recent U18 AFF Championship. In less than than two months, the U19 team has been revitalised and shown great progress under the guidance of Troussier, who sees himself as an assistant of senior team head coach Park Hang-seo from South … [Read more...] about Philippe Troussier impacting Vietnamese young football already
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She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?
LOVING CARE: Nguyễn Xuân Thuỷ poses with one of his favourite items - a Vietnamese cassette player. VNS Photo Thuý Hằng by Thúy Hằng Many people go crazy for cutting-edge audio-visual devices to keep up with the latest trends, but there are others who remain loyal to the old days. In a spacious two-storey house in Hà Nội belonging to ghetto blaster enthusiast Nguyễn Xuân Thủy, it’s hard to find a place to sit because every room is taken up by his favourite devices. Cassette players can be found everywhere, and even the 49-year-old's bed is covered in old equipment. The story goes back three years, when feeling nostalgic, he decided to buy a cassette player similar to the one his parents bought after saving up for a year. “In 1990, cassette players were considered luxury items. The one my parents gave me was worth two taels of gold. At that time, two … [Read more...] about For the love of old cassettes
Deputies debate over the Government’s preferred investor for the Long Thành Airport project at Tuesday morning session of the NA.— VNA/VNS Photo HÀ NỘI — Heated debate broke out in the National Assembly yesterday over the Government’s preferred investor for the Long Thành Airport project, as the firm will have to borrow billions of dollars to be capable of building the airport. The Tuesday morning session of the NA revolved around preparations for the first stage of the Long Thành International Airport, which needs an estimated US$4.8 billion of investment and will be voted on by deputies on November 26. The Government opted to do without official development assistance (ODA) loans to carry out the project, and proposed the State-controlled Airports Corporation of Việt Nam (ACV) be the sole investor. Bac Giang Province deputy chairwoman Hoàng Thị Hoa agreed with the Government’s decision to not borrow ODA loans … [Read more...] about Deputies question Long Thành Airport investor choice
Organic fertilisers produced by Sa Mạc Xanh (Desert Green) Co Ltd where burnt waste is used for farming. — Photo greendesertwte.com HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam may suffer a further loss in its economic growth if environmental pollution worsens, according to the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) official Nguyễn Hoàng Nam. Việt Nam was ranked fourth among all countries and territories in the world in terms of plastic disposal but not the biggest in terms of land area and population, Nam said at a workshop on Tuesday. Three top economies with the highest plastic disposal were China, Indonesia and the Philippines, he said. World Bank in 2019 estimated that the impacts of environmental pollution might cut off 3.5 per cent from Việt Nam's GDP in 2035, Nam reported. On the global scale, the Spanish organisation DARA International in 2012 forecast climate change might curb the world’s total GDP by 11 … [Read more...] about Losses in forecast for VN’s economy if pollution worsens