Posts Tagged ‘ The Fields ’

Delta ponders costs of stampede to build factory sites

December 7, 2009
Delta ponders costs of stampede to build factory sites

Mekong Delta Provinces have joined the “race” to develop industrial zones (IZs). However, most IZ’s are empty or poorly tenanted, and the costs to the environment are becoming evident. The My Tho IZ in Tien Giang province lies on the bank of the Mekong’s upper branch.  For nearly ten years, factories in this IZ have discharged [...]

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Where natural beauty, legend unite

November 28, 2009
Where natural beauty, legend unite

About 90km from Ha Noi, Mo Stream winds through a valley between Huyen Dinh and Yen Tu mountains creating natural swimming pools and waterfalls. Stepping out: Tourists flock to Mo Stream to enjoy some sightseeing and visit historical relics (above photo). The area features many waterfalls (below) adding to the beauty of the stream.Tourists flock [...]

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POLITICS IN BRIEF 21/10

October 21, 2009
POLITICS IN BRIEF 21/10

Danish Queen to visit Vietnam; President receives Russian Minister; Cooperative ties with UK highly valued; Deputy PM receives Rok-Vietnam friendship association president; Border provinces strengthen cooperation Danish Queen Margrethe. Danish Queen to visit Vietnam  Danish Queen Margrethe and members of the royal family will pay a state-level visit to Vietnam from November 2-6, at the [...]

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Draft decree restricts the press: experts

October 17, 2009
Draft decree restricts the press: experts

Reporters interview Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Pham Khoi Nguyen last May. A draft decree on administrative measures covering media and publishing activities has been roundly criticized for contradicting to its stated claim of protecting the fourth estate. A wide cross-section of professionals including lawyers, chief editors and even government officials have expressed particular [...]

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After two years, still no Interior Ministry guidance on ‘cooling off’ law

September 22, 2009
After two years, still no Interior Ministry guidance on ‘cooling off’ law

A mid-2007 decree bans former officials from doing business after they retire or stop working for the government. Former officials and business registration agencies said the decree unworkable. Good goalA story in HCMC Phap Luat, a newspaper that covers legal matters intensively, examines the results of Decree 102, a mid-2007 edict prohibiting former officials from forming, [...]

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POLITICS IN BRIEF 16/9

September 16, 2009
POLITICS IN BRIEF 16/9

President visits artillery army; Vietnam and Ukraine strengthen links in auditing; Gov’t Committee for Ethnic Minority Affairs visits Mexico; Deputy PM receives Polish, Bangladeshi diplomats; President pushes for stronger judicial reform President visits artillery army  President Nguyen Minh Triet directed officers, soldiers and defence workers of the Artillery Army to be alive to the task [...]

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SOCIAL IN BRIEF 30/8

August 30, 2009
SOCIAL IN BRIEF 30/8

Hanoi plans $35 million housing project; Two sentenced to prison for Tet eve boat disaster; Over US$4 million for Vietnam’s administrative reform; Malaysians arrested on suspicion of fraud; Hanoi plans $35 million housing project    The Hanoi Construction Department has announced plans to build 15,500 apartments, equivalent to 1.5 million square meters of housing, for [...]

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Software companies small, young: survey

August 25, 2009
Software companies small, young: survey

Vietnam Software Association (VINASA) Monday released a survey on the local software industry, showing that small, young companies make up the majority. Eighty-two percent of the 145 surveyed companies, including 19 with foreign investment, have registered capital less than VND25 billion (US$1.4 million), according to the survey conducted in May and June.Less than 20 percent [...]

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MOC plans to form two economic groups

August 12, 2009
MOC plans to form two economic groups

VietNamNet Bridge – The MOC plan to form two economic groups has not been applauded by businesses. Minister of Construction Nguyen Hong Quan on August 6 submitted to the Prime Minister a plan on setting up two new economic groups, the Vietnam Construction Industry Group and the Vietnam Housing and Urban Area Development Group. According to [...]

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Sa Pa, a natural mosaic

August 10, 2009
Sa Pa, a natural mosaic

Boasting sublime unspoiled beauty, from rolling verdant hills to spectacular terraced fields, Sa Pa is a mix of natural wonder. Near the Chinese border in the northwest province of Lao Cai and around 376 kilometers from Hanoi, Sa Pa, founded as a scenic resort by the French in 1903, is best known for its wild, [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...