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APEC 2017: Singaporean paper lauds Vietnam’s growth initiatives

Hanoi (VNA) – By hosting the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Economic Leaders’ Week, Vietnam has not only reaffirmed its policy of deepening international integration and attaching great importance to Asia-Pacific, according to an article published on Singaporean newswire www.theindependent.sg on November 5. The article also highlighted Vietnam’s strategic visions towards a peaceful, stable and dynamic Asia-Pacific region, which continues ... Read More »

PM to attend ASEAN summits in Philippines

Hanoi (VNA) – Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his entourage will attend the 31st ASEAN Summit in Manila, the Philippines, from November 12-14 at the invitation of his Philippine counterpart Rodrigo Duterte, the Foreign Ministry said on November 6. The Vietnamese delegation will also attend the 20th ASEAN 3 Summit with China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK); ... Read More »

Bell pagoda in Hung Yen province

Legend has it that in a cataclysmic year, a gold bell on a raft floated down the river to the alluvial ground of Nhan Duc Hamlet. The villagers built a pagoda to hang the bell. Every time the bell was struck, its sound travelled for thousands of miles. Thus the temple is called Bell Pagoda. Bell Pagoda was built under ... Read More »

Hanoi fumbles about solutions to combat air pollution

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VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi is still struggling to find solutions to curb the development of cars and motorcycles, which is believed to be the major reason behind serious air pollution in the city. Source link Read More »

Over-exploitation killing local coastal waters

Vietnam’s waters are being threatened by excessive economic activities, lack of regulations and over-fishing.      The marine protected area in Hon Mun Island, Nha Trang City, is badly affected by tourism activities The problems were discussed at a conference on the first five years of a protection and development of aquatic resources programme on November 2 held by the ... Read More »

Lam Dong: Pine forest cut down, sold as vacant land

Da Lat City officials, on Friday, began an investigation into the deforestation in Commune 12’s subzone 151. Twenty pine trees were cut down in an area of more than 1,000sq.m. — Photo thanhnien.vn Two suspects being investigated are 36-year-old Doan Van Dung from Dong Nai Province and 31-year-old Nguyen Van Ngoc from Thai Binh Province. Dũng said he hired Ngoc ... Read More »

Lam Dong: Pine forest cut down, sold as vacant land

Da Lat City officials, on Friday, began an investigation into the deforestation in Commune 12’s subzone 151. Twenty pine trees were cut down in an area of more than 1,000sq.m. — Photo thanhnien.vn Two suspects being investigated are 36-year-old Doan Van Dung from Dong Nai Province and 31-year-old Nguyen Van Ngoc from Thai Binh Province. Dũng said he hired Ngoc ... Read More »