Part of the Đồng Sơn Bridge in Bắc Giang. – Photo baobacgiang.com.vn Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Deputy Prime Minister Trương Hòa Bình has asked the Government Inspectorate (GI) to carry out a comprehensive inspection on land projects in the northern province of Bắc Giang, reported the Vietnam News Agency. The inspectors would check Đồng Sơn Bridge and a connecting road project under the build-transfer (BT) model and Hoàng Hoa Thám Park including a golf club in the area. Previously, online newspaper dantri.com.vn issued a series of articles reporting that Tân Thịnh Construction Company Ltd proposed the BT project of Sơn Đồng Bridge and linking roads. The company automatically won the bid. The Sơn Đồng Bridge Project was implemented in Bắc Giang and districts of Lạng Giang and Yên Dũng with a total length of 11km. The project … [Read more...] about Land projects in Bắc Giang Province to inspected
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Viet Nam News by Robert Bicknell One of the biggest problems facing people who are just taking up golf is understanding the difference between hitting balls at the range and actually “playing golf” and, believe me, there is a world of difference. As a professional, I see this all the time. Guys are striping it at the range, but when they get to the golf course they cannot put together a decent round. So then they go back to the range and practice some more and have the exact same result the next time they go to the golf course. The problem is that, while they learned to hit the golf ball, they never actually learned how to “play golf”. There is a very old and true saying that golf is 80 per cent mental and only 20 per cent physical. Sure, Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson and others have upped the ante a bit, especially Tiger with his “Seal Team 6 workout” (which put unnecessary strain on his body), but the fact remains that regardless of how far … [Read more...] about What’s playing golf, really?
Deputies raised their concerns over land management and the environment at the National Assemblyâs question and answer session on June 12. Regarding a question from NA deputy Le Minh Tien from Quang Tri province on the use of land, Minister of Environment and Natural Resources Pham Khoi Nguyen confirmed that the ministry will take back any previously allocated land that is being left unused or used for wrong purporses. The ministry will check up on land allocated to 145,000 organisations, who between them manage 7.8 million ha, he added. The ministry will also complete a land inventory and assessment by the end of 2009, the minister said. In response to deputiesâ concerns about the mushrooming of golf-courses, Minister Nguyen proposed that the Government needs to complete an overall plan on the building of golf-courses and direct localities to stop licensing them pending the plan. In his opinion, golf-courses should not be allowed to use land that could be used for tourist … [Read more...] about Deputies concerned over land management, environment
The Vietnamese government has suspended a high-profile golf course & resort project run by developer FLC Group in Ha Long City, Quang Ninh Province, following media reports that the project poses serious mudslide risks, the goverment portal reported. Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung, a former minister of construction, has ordered FLC Group to discontinue work on the FLC Ha Long Resort & Golf Course project because it has not submitted the necessary environmental impact assessment report, the site said. A representative for FLC Group wasn't immediately available for comment on this latest development. Dung's order comes shortly after the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment ordered the project to be suspended on March 20 for the same reasons. The project has been under fire since last year after media agencies held it responsible for a number of mudslides around Ha Long. Thanh Nien reported that thousands of cubic meters of mud from a hillside where the golf … [Read more...] about Ha Long golf resort project lands in the rough over environmental concerns
Kings' Island Golf this year is the destination for the second Vietnam Businessman Golf Tournament that has been annually hosted by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) in every October on the occasion of the Vietnam Entrepreneurs Day, October 13. The sport event is considered one of the important activities of VCCI in strengthening the close cooperation between the organization and the Vietnam business community, creating good chances for business people to exchange views and experience during the country's international integration. The tournament is scheduled to lure 144 golfers who are mainly key leaders of large-scale corporations and groups of Vietnam and foreign-invested enterprises in Vietnam, and around 30 V.I.Ps from the Vietnamese government's agencies and embassies in Vietnam. According to Mr. Doan Duy Khuong, VCCI Vice President, the golf tournament, held for mainly business people, would open up many multi-faceted relations when Vietnam is actively … [Read more...] about Vietnam Businessman Golf Tournament – Meeting Point of Business People