Ba Ria-Vung Tau to reclaim 8 slow-moving tourism projects

Viet Nam News BẮC NINH - The People's Committee of Bắc Ninh Province has slapped a fine of VNĐ736 million (US$32,450) on a local aluminium recycling company for violating environmental regulations and polluting Văn Môn Commune. Vạn Lợi Co. Ltd. has been asked to stop all operations for six months to fix their violation. Earlier, the local press had reported that many residents from Yên Phong District's Văn Môn Commune were complaining that Vạn Lợi Co. Ltd. was releasing thick, black smoke with dust particles from its chimneys without treating it. Locals alleged that the air pollution was affecting their…... [read more]

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI - The People's Committee of Hà Nam Province signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Việt Nam-Korea Friendship Association (KOVEA) on Monday to provide a favourable business environment for South Korean firms in the province. Both sides also committed to co-operating in developing tourism, industry, services, urban development and construction. In addition, the association can open a Korean language centre at a Hà Nam-based school and establish a Korean cultural street in the province. Meanwhile, on behalf of the South Korean side, KOVEA will support the province's delegation in investment promotion activities in the…... [read more]

Viet Nam News QUẢNG BÌNH - The central province of Quảng Bình will build a memorial house for General Võ Nguyên Giáp in his home village. The People's Committee of the province decided to build the house to welcome visitors who are keen to know about the General's life and career. The committee has planned it as a little museum showcasing documents and items related to Giáp's military concept and practice. The house will be built on a 3.5ha land plot in Lộc Thủy Commune in Lệ Thủy District, where his home village is located. The house will have Vietnamese…... [read more]

The meeting, held within the Ha Long-Cat Ba Alliance Initiative funded by the US Agency for International Development (USAID), also discussed measures to strengthen the management and protection of environment in the site in the new period. Ha Long Bay  Earlier in January, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism submitted information of the expanded site to the UNESCO'S World Heritage Center, asking for the addition of the site to the list of planned heritage sites. The People's Committee of Hai Phong is also scheduled to submit a draft application to the ministry in September this year. Final dossiers are…... [read more]

Viet Nam News NHA TRANG - The People's Committee of Nha Trang City of south central Khánh Hòa Province reaffirmed the ban on floating restaurants in Nha Trang Bay. Earlier, the provincial People's Committee had ordered floating restaurants across the locality to shut down. However, some households proposed local authorities allow them to continue the business to return capital and pay back debts borrowed to invest in rafts. The city's People's Committee responded to the residents and rejected their proposal following the direction of the provincial People's Committee. According to the city's People's Committee, Khánh Hòa Province has yet to…... [read more]

Viet Nam News THANH HÓA - The People's Committee of central Thanh Hóa Province has allowed the Nghi Sơn refinery and petrochemical limited liability company to release waste water into the sea, provided it meets environmental protection requirements. Nguyễn Văn Thi, head of the management board of Nghi Sơn economic zone and local industrial parks, said environmental indicators on waste water during the trial operation of the company's oil refinery and petrochemistry met the required standard. The company is allowed to discharge waste water straight into the sea along the coastal area of Hải Yến Commune, Tĩnh Gia District, from…... [read more]

The instruction was made in a telegram sent on October 4 to the ministries of national defence, foreign affairs, agriculture and rural development, public security, transport, natural resources and environment, construction, information and telecommunications, health, labour, invalids and social affairs, planning and investment, and finance, and the National Steering Committee for Flood and Storm Prevention and Control (NSCFSPC), the National Committee for Search and Rescue (NCSR), people’s committees of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh, Quang Tri, Thua Thien-Hue, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, High Command of Border Guard, the National Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting Centre, Vietnam News Agency,…... [read more]

Can Tho (VNA) – The People Committee of Can Tho city has approved a project to preserve and develop the Cai Rang floating market with the aim of making it a favourite destination for international and domestic tourists in the Mekong Delta region, a local official has said. The municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in 2017 will work with relevant bodies and Cai Rang district on implementing the project, with focus on building infrastructure facility and expanding tourism products of the market while preserving its century-old original values, said Le Minh Son, Deputy Director of the department. The…... [read more]

The Hanoitimes - The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism in collaboration with the People` Committee of the southern province of Kien Giang held a ceremony to receive the 10 millionth foreign visitor to Vietnam for the year of 2016 at Phu Quoc International Airport at 1pm on December 25. Minister of Vietnam Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien presented flowers and a campaign medal to the visitor. Michael Tonge from the UK is the lucky traveller who was on the flight VN1815, and the next lucky tourists are Eva Lena Karlsson from Sweden and Andrej MarekBalzer from Germany. All…... [read more]

To cope with increasing climate change and trade barriers, the Vietnamese tra fish industry must alter its current production method and focus more on the domestic market, said Agricultural and Rural Development Minister Nguyen Xuan Cuong. Difficulties stemming from global warming, prices and export taxes will force the tra fish industry to enhance product quality and reduce cost, said Cuong at a conference on Wednesday organised by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD), the Steering Committee for the southwest region and the People Committee of An Giang Province. He also explained that export difficulties offer opportunities on the…... [read more]

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