She lives in the Kien An-Ngoc Lu Cemetery in Saigon’s District 2, and people come during Tet to visit their loved ones in the graveyard. At 80 Huong still walks around the graveyard every day to clean and burn incense to the dead. She started doing this work almost 50 years ago and now lives with four generations of her family in the cemetery. Huong says: "My husband used to help me but he passed away five years ago. My children moved in to live with me and help a lot." Half a century ago a group of people from Kien An and Ngoc Lu districts in Hai Phong City and the then province of Ha Nam Ninh in the north bought this plot of land to bury their loved ones in Saigon. Since 1975 the cemetery has been run by the authorities. Huong and her husband were allowed to build a house in the middle of the cemetery to care for the graves. For the last 50 years she has been cutting the grass, sweeping the leaves and cleaning the graves without getting paid for it. Her income comes from … [Read more...] about 80-year old woman spends half century living alongside the dead
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BRG Group chairwoman Madame Nguyen Thi Nga Passion-fuelled success Having acknowledged the appearance of the golf industry in Vietnam around 1994, Madame Nga admits she took a few years to observe the situation before deciding to invest. The decision was appraised as a bold move since there were only around 1500 Vietnamese golfers recorded in 1999. Back then, golf courses were mainly found in the southern regions such as Song Be, Thu Duc and Dong Nai, with the only exception being Kings Island Golf Resort in North Vietnam. However, after nine years of treading water, foreign investors showed intention of divesting at Kings Island Gof Resort and transferring their shareholdings to other investors. Seizing the opportunity, Madame Nga entered the investment game with no knowledge or experience of golf yet possessing a rare interest in a new industry and the quick wits of a business magnate. She was briefly involved in the negotiation process and bought off the whole ownership of the … [Read more...] about The power of Vietnam’s golf industry
Other News Can Tho University poised to become think tank in Mekong Delta: JICA By Huynh Kim Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019,19:13 (GMT+7) Can Tho University poised to become think tank in Mekong Delta: JICABy Huynh Kim Officials from the Can Tho University and the Japan International Cooperation Agency attend the ground-breaking ceremony for construction of the Can Tho University Improvement Project on November 20 – PHOTO: HUYNH KIM CAN THO – An official from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) has expressed the belief that Can Tho University could become a think tank in education, scientific research and technology transfer in the Mekong Delta region. Located in the center of the Mekong Delta, the university is expected to become an “excellent institution of education, scientific research and technology transfer,” according to Murooka Naomichi, deputy chief representative of JICA Vietnam, … [Read more...] about Can Tho University poised to become think tank in Mekong Delta: JICA
Since issuing corporate bonds has become easy thanks to open regulations, it is necessary to tighten control over bond issuance. According to Saigon Securities Incorporated (SSI), VND129.016 trillion worth of corporate bonds were offered to sell in the first eight months of the year and 90.08 percent was sold. VND22.664 trillion, or 61 percent of bonds, were sold to domestic investors. However, it’s unclear who the ‘domestic investors’ are. Meanwhile, bonds cannot sell to individual investors who don’t have deep knowledge about the market. The analysts blamed the hot corporate bond market on the easy requirements stipulated in Decree 163. Hai Linh Anonymous foreign investor buys entire batch of Phu My Hung bonds Phu My Hung Development Corporation has mobilised VND800 billion ($34.78 million) for real estate projects from a "secret" foreign investor through bond sales. Vietnam’s bond market continues growth Vietnam’s … [Read more...] about Is the corporate bond market too hot?
Lo Cuong rice noodles. (Photo: VOV) Rice noodle makers in Lo Cuong begin a new, busy day at 4 a.m. The village is echoed with the sound of flour mills, rice sheet dryers and cutting machines as villagers talk and laugh loudly, and walk with rapid steps. Rice is soaked 2 hours before it’s milled into soft flour which will then be steamed by a machine. The final step is to dry the rice sheets on bamboo wattles. After being dried, the rice sheets are taken down and cut into small strings. Pham Thi Trien’s family is one of the households in Lo Cuong hamlet A to produce rice noodles by a closed assembly line. With a closed system ranging from flour mills to rice sheet dryers and a 17-shelf drying machine, Trien’s facility regularly produces up to 3 tons of rice noodles. “In the past, all production steps were done manually. Two years ago, we began to use the closed production line. Traders come directly to my house to receive the products which will then be … [Read more...] about Lo Cuong rice noodle village thrives despite urbanization