Hanoi (VNA) – The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MoNRE) has been stepping up the inspection at of environmental pollution “hot spots” in the northern provinces of Thai Nguyen and Bac Giang, and the central city of Da Nang. In Thai Nguyen, the ministry has decided to inspect Nui Phao Mining Company Ltd, in early August, which is reportedly causing serious pollution affecting the living conditions of locals in Dai Tu district. Based on the result of inspections, which will see the engagement of scientists in relevant fields, the provincial People’s Committee will request Nui Phao apply suitable measures to prevent and solve environmental problems it has caused. The ministry has asked the company to comprehensively assess the impacts caused by its operation to the environment and living conditions of locals at hamlet 3 and 4 in Ha Phuong Commune, Dai Tu district, who might be evacuated. The company is also requested to make a specific report … [Read more...] about Bản in : Ministry to inspect environmental pollution hot spots
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When Singaporean Alvin Koh was running his coffee shop in Hanoi’s Tay Ho district a few years ago, he noticed that it was nearly impossible to track the number of customers who came back to the shop, in essence, their loyalty to the place. Most of the coffee shops run their loyalty programme using paper cards, which Koh thought was inconvenient for customers because they had to carry too many cards. It was also inconvenient for merchants who could not track the frequency of the coffee-goers. “I don’t really know how often customers come, whether they come during the weekend or weekdays, or how much they spend,” Koh said. “Sometimes the ladies carry too many bags and they don’t know where their coffee cards are. Sometimes the paper cards go bad because of the rain.” Inspired partially by the Starbucks Loyalty Programme, which enables Starbucks’ customers to scan their smartphones at the store to gain reward points, Koh and his 10-member … [Read more...] about Vietnam, a new hot spot for tech start-ups – News – Investment
Thursday, August 25, 2016 - 16:48:34 (VOVworld) – Russia’s influence in the Middle East has grown, thanks to recent diplomatic and military activities. Analysts say Moscow has made gains in reinforcing its voice and status in the Middle East, where many countries have close relations with the West. Russian soldiers (photo: EPA/VNA) Russia began its new Middle East policy with its engagement in airstrikes targeting the Islamic State (IS) in Syria in September 2015. Russia’s participation has significantly changed the military situation and wreaked havoc on the IS. Russia and Turkey, a NATO member, have resumed their relations with many detailed objectives. Most recently, Iran has allowed Russian fighter jets to take off from its territory to bomb the IS in Syria. Russia’s involvement in the Middle East Since the US and Iran signed their nuclear deal in 2015, the US has reduced its presence there. This has created advantages for Russia as it seeks to … [Read more...] about Russia strengthens its influence in the Middle East Current Affairs
VietNamNet Bridge – In June 2012, the China National Offshore Oil Corporation (CNOOC) illegally invited bids for nine oil blocks off the coast of central Vietnam. China’s aims and strategies have not changed then as it wants to control the East Sea and then share the Pacific Ocean with the US. China’s apparent intentions emerge one month after oil-rig deployment Some experts have said that China’s deployment of the HD-981 oil rig in Vietnam’s waters is a response to US President Barack Obama’s visit to four Asian countries from April 21-29 and an action to satisfy its thirst for energy. In fact, the ability to deploy an oil rig had been anticipated since 1992 when China signed an illegal cooperation agreement with Crestone (USA) on the waters covering 125,000 km2. This is the area of Tu Chinh (Vanguard) Bank in the continental shelf of Vietnam which China claimed as its Wanan Tan. This capability became clear when the HD-981 oil rig was completed … [Read more...] about What is China’s goal after the HD-981 oil rig incident?
Banyan Tree Group has announced the upcoming launch of Vietnam’s first world-class integrated resort, Laguna Lang Co, on November 1, 2012. Set on Central Vietnam’s tranquil coast, Laguna Lang Co is Banyan Tree’s first foray in the country, and echoes the ethos of Laguna Phuket, the company’s flagship integrated resort community in southern Thailand. Framed by a three kilometre beach and lush countryside, the 280-hectare Laguna Lang Co sits near Lang Co Bay in the Chan May region, overlooking the East Sea in an area renowned for its pristine coastline, tropical jungles, rugged mountain peaks and proximity to the country’s most well known UNESCO World Heritage Sites - the towns of Hue and Hoi, An along with the relics of My Son. The bay offers privacy and unparalleled exclusivity and will include Banyan Tree and Angsana branded hotels and spas, an 18-hole championship golf course designed by Sir Nick Faldo, private villas and residences available for … [Read more...] about Languna Lang Co the next hot spot