Farmers prune coffee branches after harvesting in Đắk Lắk Province’s Cư M’gar District. – VNA/VNS Photo Phạm CườngViet Nam News HCM CITY — Old coffee trees on a total of 15,000ha will be replaced or grafted this year to improve yields, according to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s plant cultivation department. Besides in areas where soil conditions are not suitable for robusta, it will be replaced by arabica, which has higher economic value. In areas which lack water for irrigation, provincial authorities will reduce coffee trees until the total area under the crop in the country goes down to 600,000ha, which they hope to achieve next year. The Tây Nguyên (Central Highlands) region, the country’s largest coffee growing area, has replanted or grafted 108,800ha of old plants so far, meeting nearly 91 per cent of its target of 120,000ha by next year. Lâm Đồng … [Read more...] about VN continues to replace old coffee trees
Troubles around mobile number portability (MNP) during the past four months raise the question whether mobile operators are trying to prevent customers from using other mobile services. Could mobile operators be creating difficulties to keep subscribers? Source: tuoitre.vn According to the Ministry of Information and Communications (MIC), the conditions for using MNP include subscribers’ authenticated information, not having an ongoing complaint or dispute with the operator, and not breaching a commitment to the mobile operators, and others. However, the majority of subscribers said that they cannot carry out the MNP due to various troubles with their current mobile networks, despite satisfying all requirements. Specifically, the troubles include debts, using a new identity card to register the MNP while the current phone number was registered by an expired identity card, and others. As a result, subscribers tried to register four-five times and even took … [Read more...] about Overly attached mobile operators block MNP progress?
Heavy rainfall and hail destroyed crops and houses in the northern mountainous region on Sunday afternoon. - Photo vov.vn Viet Nam News LÀO CAI — Hundreds of hectares of crops and trees were damaged after heavy rainfall and whirlwinds swept through a northern mountainous province on Sunday afternoon. Lào Cai Province’s Disaster Prevention, Search and Rescue Department reported on Monday no casualties, but serious damage to crops and 30 residential houses in Bát Xát District. Heavy rain, hail and whirlwind also hit Tam Đường District and Lai Châu City in Lai Châu Province, damaging a large area of crops and trees. According to the local weather office, hailstones with a diametre of 2-4cm fell. Strong winds also uprooted trees, panels, posters and unroofed some houses, Trần Văn Xùng, deputy chairman of Tam Đường District People’s Committee, said. “This is the biggest hailstorm in … [Read more...] about Whirlwinds, heavy rain damage crops and trees in northern mountainous region
A parking lot under a bridge in Hà Nội. - Photo vov.vnViet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Hà Nội’s People’s Committee is seeking approval from the Ministry of Transport for continuing to open parking lots under four bridges until 2023 as a solution to the shortage of parking spaces in the city. According to a circular issued by the transport ministry in 2017, areas under bridges are not allowed to be used for residential, parking or business purposes. Areas under Vĩnh Tuy, Chương Dương, Ngã Tư Vọng and Mai Dịch were allowed to be used for parking before the circular took effect. According to authorities, parking lots were under construction but there remained a limited number of parking lots on the streets. The free parking lot under Chương Dương Bridge serves the pedestrian streets around Hoàn Kiếm Lake. The parking lot under Ngã Tư Vọng Bridge is to … [Read more...] about Hà Nội asks for approval for parking lots under bridges
Ultraboost 19 designed by adidas is expected to meet customers’ every demand for a pair of shoes, with its lightweight, streamlined texture and features unbeatable by previous models. adidas collected feedback from thousands of runners to create the Ultraboost 19 In recent years, running has become a popular community sport around the world. In Vietnam, running clubs and runner communities are being established and are making running a popular freetime activity. Besides, charity runs are also held regularly with larger scale, making running a popular sport. Along with the strong development of running, the demand for accompanying equipment is also becoming more focused. The runners are setting increasingly high expectations for their running shoes. They want to have a pair of lightweight running shoes with streamlined texture, with better fetaures than previous versions. The design is especially important: the shoes must catch the eyes at first sight. Recently, adidas … [Read more...] about adidas cooperates with thousands of runners to create Ultraboost 19