Hanoi (VNA) - More than 10,000 baby turtles were recently released into the sea off the Indonesian island of Bali, as part of conservationists’ attempts to boost the population of this vulnerable species and promote environmental protection. Conservation groups on August 7 carried crates of tiny turtles to the island’s Gianyar beach and encouraged local people and volunteers to line up on the sand and release the hatchlings together. The Olive Ridley turtles are among the most abundant sea turtles but are still considered vulnerable because there are few places in which they will nest. The turtles typically weigh 34-50kg as an adult and grow to 60-70cm long. Sea turtle populations have declined in recent years due to hunting, loss of beach nesting sites, over-harvesting of their eggs and being caught in fishing gear. Earlier on August 5, Bali authorities released 25 of the larger green turtles into the sea after their rescue from illegal traffickers. Agus Budi Santoso, … [Read more...] about Indonesia releases over 10,000 baby turtles into sea
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The latest Vietnam Hotel Survey, which assessed the upscale hotels by star ranking and locations in 2018 compared to 2017, found that five-star hotels in Vietnam performed better than their four-star opponents in several sides, not just in occupancy rate. … [Read more...] about In Vietnam, 5-star hotels outshine 4-star in different aspects: Grant Thornton
ASEAN has always been one of the important pillars in Vietnam’s foreign policy. A united, strong, prosperous and self-reliant ASEAN Community with high international role and position is our shared interest. This can only be reached if all of us “think community and act community”. Vietnam has been exerted efforts, together with other ASEAN members, to successfully implement this noble goal. … [Read more...] about Vietnam aspires to ASEAN unity, effective coordination
The net selling value reached a record high in March. Even when the market rebounded strongly in April, foreigners' net selling value was still high. However, VDSC expected this is not likely to repeat this time, due to (1) dollar liquidity is guaranteed by the Federal Reserves (Fed), (2) the Vietnamese dong (VND) has not fluctuated much against USD and the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV), the country’s central bank, is willing to stabilize the foreign exchange market. … [Read more...] about Vietnam stock market predicted to be resilient amid Covid-19 resurgence
Last but not least, that Viet Nam has been hailed as one of the countries most successful in controlling the COVID-19 outbreak at low cost, as well as its assistance and provision of medical equipment and face masks to other countries in their fight against the pandemic have helped raise investors’ confidence. This is a good opportunity for Viet Nam to attract investment and recover the economy, creating momentum for long-term and sustainable development. … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam could take advantage of new foreign investment strategies?