The Hanoitimes - The center’s experts said that as May is still the transition period, there is a dispute between hot and cold wave, so extreme weather may occur such as tornadoes, hail and strong wind in the thunderstorm. Scorching heat to attack Hanoi tomorrow The blazing hot temperatures in Hanoi city, as well as Vietnam’s northwest and central region may last until May 20, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting (NCHMF). The current heat wave scorches Hanoi since early morning, with the highest temperature of 35-37 degrees Celsius, it even is expected to surge to 39 degrees Celsius tomorrow. Hot weather will continue to take place in Hanoi in May. Photo: Cong Hung The NCHMF said that Foehn wind, caused by impact of the southeastern edge of the western hot low-pressure area, is developing and causing hot weather across the northern region, with temperatures ranging from 36 to 39 degrees Celsius, and even 40 in some … [Read more...] about How long is scorching heat in Hanoi lasting?
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Border guard soldiers inspect a sand mining barge. — Photo thanhnien.vn Viet Nam News HCM CITY – At midnight on a night in early January, around 50 barges bearing number plates from northern provinces were mining sand outside of Cần Giờ Sea, HCM City. Carrying hundreds of pumping pipes, these barges looked like a school of octopuses from afar. After a year of being chased by police and the border guard, the gang started mooring on smaller branches of rivers and operating at night instead of in daylight. When they finish their illegal mining for the night, to hide from law enforcement agencies, they go to HCM City and Long An Province via the Soài Rạp, Gò Gia and Đồng Tranh rivers. They also cover their number plates or use fake plates to avoid being caught by police. H, a fisherman on the sea who spoke on the condition of anonimity, told Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper that this season’s northeast wind, enormous … [Read more...] about Illegal sand mining on Cần Giờ Sea has not been stopped
On December 30, key transport links including Van Don International Airport, Ha Long –Van Don Expressway and Ha Long International Passenger Port will be officially inaugurated and put into operation. The Ha Long-Van Don Expressway in particular will help to reduce the travel time from Hanoi to Van Don to only 2.5 hours instead of four hours. The Ha Long-Van Don Expressway is 60km long and has received a total investment of VND12 trillion from the BOT Bien Cuong Joint Stock Company, as well as from the state budget. The expressway which connects to the Hanoi-Hai Phong highway, also passes through Bach Dang bridge and then straight to Van Don. According to design, the expressway has a top speed of 100 km per hour and a total width of 24.5 metres. The signposts and toll stations along the highway have been completed. Construction on the expressway has been very difficult due to mountainous terrain and landslides after heavy rains. Cam Hai bridge on the highway connects Cam … [Read more...] about First look at 60km long Ha Long-Van Don Expressway
The Hanoitimes - From the world’s highest mountain to emerald bays dotted with limestone islands, when it comes to natural attractions, Asia is hard to beat. Around DB, an original and leading community magazine dedicated to the residents of Discovery Bay, has named Ha Long Bay in Vietnam's northern Quang Ninh province the number one destination among five Asian holiday places with wow factor. Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. “Few places have been photographed as much as UNESCO World Heritage-listed Ha Long Bay famed for its towering limestone karsts and isles surrounded by emerald waters. Home to almost 2,000 islands and countless species of wildlife, such as the endangered golden-headed langur. Ha Long is a nature lover’s paradise,” Around DB wrote. Swimming in the bay is banned for environmental reasons, however you can still immerse yourself in the mesmerizing nature while kayaking or walking through the many caves, Around DB said. On … [Read more...] about Ha Long Bay shines in Around DB’s list of best holiday places with wow factor
Next week, Viet Nam will host this kind of event for the second time, thus we have summed up major advancements to see how Viet Nam has changed since the forum took place in Viet Nam in 2010. 1. GDP indicators: 2. Economic structure: Economic structure in 2010 Economic structure in 2017 3. Industrial production growth 4. Total retail sales of goods and services The total retail sales of goods and services in 2010 were estimated at VND 1,561.60 trillion, an increase of 24.5% against 2009, meanwhile the index in 2017 increased by 10.9% from 2016 to VND 3,943.20 trillion. 5. Inbound tourism The number of foreign arrivals soared to 12.9 million in 2017 from 5 million in 2010. The 2017 figure was up 29.1% from 2016, or 2.9 million turns of foreign tourists. 6. Foreign investment inflows and disbursed volumes Foreign investment inflows reached US$18.6 billion and US$23 billion in 2010 and 2017, respectively meanwhile the disbursed volume … [Read more...] about How VN has changed since hosting WEF on East Asia in 2010