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Experts warn that new HCMC drains won’t withstand global warming

May 20, 2009
Experts warn that new HCMC drains won’t withstand global warming

LookAtVietnam – An unforeseen increase in rainfall and tide levels may reduce the effectiveness of major water drainage projects underway in Ho Chi Minh City, experts warn. Traffic squeezes around street barriers set up because of water drainage projects in HCM City.LookAtVietnam – An unforeseen increase in rainfall and tide levels may reduce the effectiveness [...]

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HCMC drainage projects outdated before completion: experts

May 19, 2009
HCMC drainage projects outdated before completion: experts

LookAtVietnam – An unforeseen increase in rainfall and tide levels may reduce the effectiveness of major water drainage projects underway in Ho Chi Minh City, experts warn. Traffic squeezes around street barriers set up because of water drainage projects in HCM City.LookAtVietnam – An unforeseen increase in rainfall and tide levels may reduce the effectiveness [...]

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HCMC drainage projects outdated before completion: experts

May 18, 2009
HCMC drainage projects outdated before completion: experts

Traffic squeezes around street barriers set up because of water drainage projects in HCMC. An unforeseen increase in rainfall and tide levels may reduce the effectiveness of major water drainage projects underway in Ho Chi Minh City, experts warn. The projects are based on old hydrometeorology statistics and will likely fail to handle the actual [...]

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Old farmer and Vietnam’s largest trumpet

March 20, 2009
Old farmer and Vietnam’s largest trumpet

The 5.5m, 300kg trumpet crafted four years ago by farmer Dinh Van Manh, 64, in Xuan Tien commune, Xuan Truong district, Nam Dinh province, is still the largest one in Vietnam.  The huge trumpet was made accurately in every detail. One only needs to blow lightly on the trumpet to make sweet sounds. “This trumpet is [...]

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NASA: Space shuttle Discovery’s launch no earlier than March 15

March 12, 2009
NASA: Space shuttle Discovery’s launch no earlier than March 15

U.S. space shuttle Discovery’s launch to the International Space Station is now targeted for no earlier than March 15, NASA said in a statement on Wednesday. The space shuttle Discovery sits on launch pad 39A as it is fueled for launch at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida, in this May 31, 2008 [...]

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Dredging, river valves mitigate flooding on HCMC streets

February 2, 2009
Dredging, river valves mitigate flooding on HCMC streets

Such a scene like this is common in Ho Chi Minh City and its surrounding neighborhoods. The city has been dealing with flooding caused by high tides by installing exhaust valves along river banks. Ho Chi Minh City has hit upon dredging drains and installing sluice gates to act as exhaust valves along river banks [...]

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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...