Illustration by Trịnh Lập by An Phương Among the nine results listed on Google when I asked the question “Should women drive?” in Vietnamese, six of them gave me negative answers, which inspired me to talk with many people about the topic. This topic has caused controversy among many people recently, especially after several serious car crashes with female drivers occurred. I’m a woman who can’t drive and I don’t plan to learn how to drive anytime soon as I’m totally fine with riding my own motorbike, taking taxis, or booking a GrabBike when necessary. However, I have to admit I have a conflict of interest. While I encourage all my female friends to take driving lessons or drive, I judge, albeit in a low-key way, other women that cut me off as they drive a car. Quang Minh, 32, told me that women are generally not solid drivers of cars. “I’m not saying this because … [Read more...] about Should Vietnamese women drive a car?
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Farmers need support to expand fruit production Dragon fruits is a key produce in Chau Thanh District, Long An Province. — Photo dangcongsan.vn Fruit is a key produce of provinces around the Mekong Delta. However, small-scale production and poor links from production to purchase, from process to export, are hindering the development of orchards, attendees heard at a workshop held yesterday in the Mekong Delta province of Long An. According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, the southern provinces have an area of 596,330ha of fruit trees, accounting for 60 per cent of orchards nationwide. Their annual productivity has reached over 6.6 million tonnes, accounting for 67 per cent of the country. Productivity has risen 61 per cent against that of 2010. Due to scattered production, it is difficult for investors to pour capital into developing infrastructure, setting up links in production and controlling product quality. There are 71 fruit processing … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS IN BRIEF 17/3
Western Digital unveils its new WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD in HCM City on Thursday. – VNS Photo Thu Ngân Viet Nam News HCM CITY — Technology company Western Digital Corp said it has pushed the boundaries of storage to give gamers a competitive edge. It launched a solid state drive called new WD Black SN750 NVMe SSD in HCM City on Thursday, saying demand from gamers has increased sharply in Việt Nam since, in addition to playing, they also often record, take videos or stream. Advancements in PC and graphics technologies are taking gaming to new heights, but to take advantage of gamers must navigate challenges like higher performance demands and large file sizes, with some games exceeding 100GB, it said. “Virtual reality, immersive features and larger fame file sizes mean longer load times for levels, maps and other in-game actions,” Eyal Bek, vice president marketing, data centre and client computing at Western Digital, said. “All of these … [Read more...] about Western Digital unveils new solid state drive for gamers
David Duong, president and CEO of Vietnam Waste Solutions What are you the most satisfied about after a decade of investment in Vietnam? People keep asking why I chose the garbage business. I felt it was my destiny. Indeed, I built a business out of trash to earn a living in the United States. Meanwhile, I made an investment in Vietnam with a view to contributing to a cleaner, greener, and healthier environment. After a meeting with Ho Chi Minh City’s leaders in 2003, I returned to my homeland to implement a project. As of present, VWS has become the city’s leading waste treatment company using US technologies to handle 5,000 tonnes of garbage a day. This is my most satisfying achievement. Is there anything you are not satisfied about? There are still many projects to contribute to the development of the city. However, we need the support of the local authorities and agencies to implement them. For instance, VWS is committed to creating more local jobs once we put … [Read more...] about Genuine drive to clean up Vietnamese streets
At the same time, the country’s top leader shared the view of the Party’s leadership to promote internal power and multiply the national traditional strength so that the Party is capable of leading the Vietnamese people to develop a more prosperous and powerful country of Vietnam. Reporter: Your Excellency the Secretary General and State President, 2018 witnessed the efforts of the whole Party, people and army advancing on the path chosen by the Party, Uncle Ho and the entire people. Could you elaborate on the remarkable achievements that the country obtained last year? Party Secretary and State President: It can be said that 2018 was a year full of hardships and challenges, but the Vietnamese people have surmounted all, making great achievements in many fields, particularly in national construction and development cooperation. These achievements have made up a strong, firm and dynamic Vietnam after 3 years implementing the Resolution of the 12th Party Congress. In … [Read more...] about National unity is source of power: Party Secretary General and State President