Between September and October last year the newspaper published seven stories in print or online criticizing the company for harming the environment. The stories featured Sun Group's projects at the Ba Na-Nui Chua nature reserve in the central city of Da Nang and Tam Dao national park in the northern province of Vinh Phuc. … [Read more...] about HCMC newspaper pays steep price for criticizing property developer
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This time is the peak time for salt harvesting but the atmosphere in many salt evaporation ponds in the province is not very buoyant. Under the sultry heat of May, Mrs. Huynh Thi Nam, a 53-year-old salt farmer in Hamlet 4 in Long Son Commune in Vung Tau City, was shoveling salt to a handcart to transport salt to the shore. Pointing at a huge pile of salt, she said that it is the working result of her and her husband in seven months on 1.2 hectares of rented salt-farming land. After paying the landlord 15 tons of salt, the couple has around 35 tons of coarse salt left. However, the price of salt this year is low, at around VND500 per kilogram, merely half of that in the previous year so salt farmers suffer huge losses. The Department of Agriculture and Rural Development of Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province admitted that the salt production of this year was more than 47,690 tons, achieving 86.8 percent of the plan. Due to the impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, salt consumption markets of … [Read more...] about Salt farmers in need of financial support
The reason Bae chose a major in Vietnamese Studies was because he wants to gain an in-depth understanding of the country’s culture, customs and people. Also, in South Korea, many already speak English, Chinese and Japanese very well, so he decided to study and speak Vietnamese. … [Read more...] about South Korean student cycles across Vietnam
Regarding the increase in interest rates, Tai Hui says it is the beginning of a new trend to raise the interest rate. “Currently we predict that the basic interest rate will surge to 10 percent by the fourth quarter of 2010, higher than our previous prediction of 9 percent. This may lead to an increase in the lending interest rate to around 15 percent,” he adds. … [Read more...] about Increase basic interest rate – a good therapy for national economy
Bochmann: Ideally, now is the time to work with and train associates. Contemporary tourists are looking for a personalized experience – something they can talk about when they get back to their families, friends, and colleagues. Now is the time to ask what we can sell tourists, MICE organizers, and destination wedding specialists that they can only experience in Vietnam. It is experiences and interaction with the Vietnamese people, authentic Vietnamese food, and Vietnamese culture, as well as beautiful weather and scenery that we need to concentrate on. … [Read more...] about How should Vietnam prepare for post-pandemic tourism recovery?