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Broken dam inundates Ba Ria-Vung Tau villages

VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of households in Phu My Town in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province were flooded due to a broken dam on Monday. Giao Keo dam was breached on Monday, flooding two communes in Phu My Town, Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province. — VNA/VNS Photo The Giao Keo dam was breached due to rising water levels caused by heavy ... Read More »

Ironman 2019 officially launched

VietNamNet Bridge – Registration for the fifth annual Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship 2019 tournament has officially kicked off. Registration for the fifth annual Ironman 70.3 Asia-Pacific Championship 2019 tournament has officially kicked off in Da Nang City. — Photo The total prize for professional athletes at the tournament is $75,000. Besides the main prize, the organising board also offers ... Read More »

Coal-fired power plants increasingly unpopular among Vietnamese

VietNamNet Bridge – Thermal power will continue to be the major electricity generation source for Vietnam in upcoming years, but citizens are becoming increasingly vocal about the undesired environmental impact of such projects.  Long An citizens, for example, have voiced their protest against the development of two coal-fired thermopower projects with total capacity of 2,800 MW and investment capital of ... Read More »

ASIAD 2018: Vietnam stands at 17th place in medal tally

The Vietnamese delegation pocketed a total of 4 gold, 16 silver and 18 bronze medals, finishing 17th in the tally of the 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD) in Indonesia by 9.30pm on September 1. The match for the bronze medal between Vietnam (in red) and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the men’s football of ASIAD 18 on September 1 Vietnam ... Read More »

AI, satellite imagery, radar used to collect hydrological data

VietNamNet Bridge – Dr Trinh Quang Toan from the UC Davis University has introduced a technology that calculates precipitation, meteorology, hydrology and groundwater for real-time natural calamity forecasting in Vietnam. High technology has been utilize to collect hydrological data The forecasting technology combines artificial intelligence, satellite imagery and radar, and together with a computational model, can restore data about flow ... Read More »

Vietnam Television earns broadcast rights for AFF Suzuki Cup 2018

Vietnam Television (VTV) has won the rights to broadcast all 28 matches of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup, which is scheduled for November 8 to December 12, as announced by the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF). Accordingly, Lagardère Sports, the official football supplier of the 2018 AFF Suzuki Cup, agreed to sell the broadcast rights to VTV, Lao National Television (TV ... Read More »

Ly Son murals promote sea turtle protection

The International Union for Conservation of Nature has completed a mural project to raise awareness about sea turtles in Quang Ngai’s Ly Son Island. 12 murals have been completed on the walls of houses in the Be village of An Binh Commune by August 30. This is also part of the community-based sea turtle protection programme in Vietnam. The locals ... Read More »

ASIAD 2018: Vietnamese delegation receive warm welcome at home

The Vietnamese sport delegation attending the 2018 Asian Games (ASIAD) in Indonesia returned home in the warm welcome of thousands of fans in Hanoi on September 2. Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien (L) presents flowers to head coach of the Olympic men’s football team Park Hang-seo The delegation arrived at the Noi Bai International Airport at ... Read More »

HCM City to cut greenhouse gas emissions

HCM City needs to improve energy efficiency and collaborate with international organisations to become a low-carbon and sustainable city, experts told a meeting held in the city on Tuesday.   HCM City has implemented many renewable-energy measures, including solar power, in an effort to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.  Nguyen Huy Phuong, of the city’s Climate Change Office, said the city, ... Read More »