How do you assess Vietnam’s renewable energy development? Can Vietnam catch up with other Southeast Asian countries in terms of renewable energy? Two years ago, there was a very strong development in Thailand which has now slowed down by a combination of less financing being available and unfavorable regulatory regime. So, I think when I compare it to two years ago, Vietnam is getting much more momentum for solar and wind energy. With over four GW, Vietnam has installed more solar capacity than most countries in Southeast Asia, and Vietnam has more potential for wind power, including onshore, nearshore and, in the long term, offshore wind, given the coast and the quality of the wind. I would say Vietnam has done more solar energy than any other country I can think about in the region, and Vietnam probably has the largest potential of wind in the region, due to the quality of human resources, the availability of local financing, and the interest of financing from outside Vietnam. … [Read more...] about Vietnam gets much more momentum for solar, wind energy
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Illustrative image. — Photo baogiaothong.vn THÁI NGUYÊN — Thái Nguyên Central Hospital said that it had treated serious dog bites on a 20-month-old boy from the province’s Đại Từ District. According to the hospital, the boy was hospitalised on Saturday with dozens of wounds on his face, ankles and nose. After emergency treatment, the child recovered from critical condition. Now, the patient’s health is stable and he continues to receive care at the Department of Neurosurgery. The boy’s relatives said he was playing alone in the kitchen when he was suddenly attacked by the family’s dog. Hearing the boy’s screams, his relatives rushed in and saw the wounds on his face. They took the boy to a local hospital for first aid and then to the Thái Nguyên Central Hospital because he had lost a lot of blood. On Sunday, the Vietnam-Germany Hospital said it had treated a … [Read more...] about 20-month-old boy treated for serious dog bites
The Hanoitimes - Rising demand for homestay in Vietnam enables investors to consider investment portfolio. Unique homestay on trees in Hanoi Booming homestay service in Hanoi to serve flux of tourists Where you can stay in hot summer: Come two amazing homestays near Hanoi “Homestay” is not only the accommodation service Homestay is seeing rising demand in Vietnam and the way it flourishes largely generates investment from both domestic and foreign investors. Photo: North-vietnam.com Before taking a well-prepared process for the investment, let’s explore how magnetic this segment brings about. Homestay, which is a popular form of hospitality and lodging whereby visitors sleep at the residence of a local of the city to which they are traveling, has become an optional in the context that hotels have been less affected by online home-sharing platforms than expected. The situation becomes more trendable in Vietnam where … [Read more...] about How should investors prepare for homestay race in Vietnam?
The Hanoitimes - The sanctions leave direct impact on North Korean economy shown through a sharp decline in exports last year. What are visions for the denuclearization after second no-deal summit? The failure of the second Trump-Kim summit in Hanoi suggests sanctions remain a big issue between the US and North Korea, foreign media quoted international experts as saying. The UN Security Council votes to adopt a resolution imposing sanctions against North Korea. Photo: Getty Images North Korean nuclear negotiator Kim Yong Chol told Secretary of State Mike Pompeo in May 2018 that Pyongyang’s shift away from weapons was “not a result of sanctions that have been imposed from outside.” But in July 2018, Seoul-based Bank of Korea estimated the North Korean economy had seen its biggest decline in two decades, with the country’s real annual gross domestic product (GDP) falling by 3.5% in 2017 while exports declined 37.2% in 2017 alone. … [Read more...] about How much do US-led sanctions hurt North Korea economy?
Illustrative image (Source: pvn.vn) Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) has reported an oil and gas production output of 22.1 million tonnes in the first 11 months of 2018, surpassing its target by 5.4 percent and fulfilling 96.8 percent of its yearly plan. The firm’s oil production in the period reached 12.84 million tonnes, exceeding the target by 5.6 percent. Along with oil and gas, the firm also enjoyed high production of other products, including 18.99 billion kWh of electricity, 1.477 million tonnes of nitrogenous fertilizer, and 8.53 million tonnes of petroleum. In the January-November period, thanks to high outputs and higher oil prices than expectation, total revenue of the group hit 542.34 trillion VND (23.32 billion USD), exceeding the target by 16.8 percent and surpassing the yearly plan by 2.2 percent. The firm contributed 108.12 trillion VND (4.64 billion USD) to the State budget in 11 months, 46.7 percent higher than its … [Read more...] about PetroVietnam surpasses production targets for 11 months