Friday's Tale Wasteful or not? Phuong Thao Friday, Dec 23, 2016,20:28 (GMT+7) Wasteful or not?Phuong Thao As the central city of Danang is famous for its beautiful landscapes, clean environment and peaceful life, any infrastructure development projects should be taken into careful consideration so that merits of the city are not spoiled, and such projects should deserve the funds spent. For mammoth projects with strong impact on local residents like the controversial tunnel beneath the Han River, caution once again must be the first rule, as any decisions made in haste will lead to a huge waste and bad impact on society. The plan to build a tunnel under the iconic river was first unveiled in late 2015. Since then, the municipal administration has been making steps to realize the ambitious project. However, conflicting claims to the necessity of a tunnel have surfaced these days as the project nears the stage of investment. Le … [Read more...] about Wasteful or not?
Waste solutions unenforceableBy Son Nguyen The topic of handling waste disposal is being unearthed again at the ongoing meeting of the HCMC People’s Council, as the environment is still worsening despite numerous solutions have been adopted. Discussions at the meeting this Wednesday have made big headlines in local media, not only because of the severity of the problem, but also owing to the solutions being revisited time and again without the desired enforceability. To sum up the problem, the director of the city’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Nguyen Toan Thang, told the meeting that out of 8,700 tons of garbage discharged daily in the city, some 2,300 tons is littered in public places. “If this amount of trash is not properly collected and treated, it will pose serious problems of pollution and flooding,” he is quoted as saying by news website Vnexpress. The reality, as pinpointed in detail by Council members at the meeting, is much more … [Read more...] about Waste solutions unenforceable
Last update 16:04 | 27/03/2018 Events in Hanoi & HCMC on March 26-April 1 MUSIC & PERFORMANCES Hanoi- Non-Verbal Performance “WITHOUT SIGNAL!” Mar 30 and 31, 8 pm Youth Theater Vietnam, 11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hai Ba Trung District Directed by Mr Shuji Onodera who founded “Company Derashinera” on 2006. Their performances were based on the techniques of mime, which were much more like theatrical work than dance. The mime movement of their dance helped audiences “see” the invisible, and attracting audiences by all their own styles. The group performed in Vietnam for the first time in 2016. In September 2017, Onodera created “WITHOUT SIGNAL!” after taking part in a few dance workshops with some Vietnamese artists. The piece was premiered at Kanagawa Art Theater in Yokohama, Japan by 4 Japanese and 4 Vietnamese performers. The piece was inspired by the scenes on the streets of Vietnam. During his work trips to Vietnam, Onodera was … [Read more...] about Events in Hanoi & HCMC on March 26-April 1
VietNamNet Bridge - Droughts, rising sea water level, and the increased frequency of heavy rains and storms have caused huge damages to the economy, reducing GDP by 1-2 percent, according to GIZ (German Society for International Cooperation). Vietnam is suffering from the climate change In mid-March, residents in some coastal areas in the Mekong Delta began complaining about fresh water shortage. Farmers who had just finished harvesting of the winter-spring crop are now hurrying to sow the summer-autumn crop. Climate change has created many anomalous weather forms with natural disasters, storms, floods and salinization often occurring. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), natural disasters in 2017 caused total damages of VND60 trillion. Drought and saline intrusion have become a burning problem for the Mekong Delta. RELATED NEWS Red River Delta faces drought Mekong set for tougher drought Thien Nhien … [Read more...] about Vietnamese affected by climate change struggle to make a living
VietNamNet Bridge - More than 500 teachers in Krong Pak district in Dak Lak province have been informed that district authorities will terminate their labor contracts in late April. Luu Binh Nhuong, a National Assembly's Deputy ‘I risk my life to teach’ “This is a deep wound to the entire national education system, not only to the 500 teachers who are about to lose jobs,” Luu Binh Nhuong, a member of the National Assembly’s Committee for Social Affairs Every day, she has to cross a bridge made with three small planks which span a river with swift water. Who is to blame?A shock to national education RELATED NEWS Education minister expresses sympathy at low teacher salaries Preschool, primary teachers’ salaries lower than motorbike taxi drivers’ earnings Le Mai … [Read more...] about 500 teachers in Dak Lak threatened with dismissal