Industry ministry plans out transition to bio-fuel

From a historic fabric bazaar in Vietnam to a fancy Whole Foods outlet in the U.S., the world is one big, colorful marketplace. Related News: Stop and stare: the story behind Hanoi's vendors from above Sidewalk economics: What the future holds for Vietnam's ubiquitous street vendors... [read more]

An official report suggests human negligence led to the fatal crash off the southern coast in March. Police in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau have officially launched a criminal investigation into a collision in late March that sank a cargo ship and killed nine sailors. The probe means the fatal collision between the Hai Thanh 26 and a tanker owned by state-run Petrolimex is not being treated simply as an accident. Nine Hai Thanh crew members were killed after the ship, carrying clinker to the Mekong Delta, sank about 44 nautical miles from the beach town of Vung…... [read more]

The architect of Iran's still-fragile detente with the West, he led with 58.6 percent of the vote. Iranians yearning for more freedom at home and less isolation abroad have emphatically re-elected President Hassan Rouhani, throwing down a challenge to the conservative clergy that still holds ultimate sway. State television congratulated Rouhani on his victory. The architect of Iran's still-fragile detente with the West, he led with 58.6 percent of the vote, compared with 39.8 percent for his main challenger, hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi, according to near-complete results broadcast on Saturday. Although the powers of the elected president are limited by…... [read more]

Despite concerns, experts say the towering wall inside Son Doong Cave needs a ladder to make future expeditions easier. Authorities in the central province of Quang Binh have approved a plan to place a ladder next to a 100-meter (330 feet) wall near the end of Son Doong Cave, the world's largest, to help explorers conquer it. British cave experts who were among the first to explore the cave have suggested that a stainless steel ladder can be very useful for explorers who wish to climb the wall, which has been praised a masterpiece of nature and nicknamed the Great…... [read more]

He made the remarks at a reception hosted by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc in Ha Noi on May 20. For his part, the PM assured his guest that the Vietnamese Government will create favorable conditions for the Japanese investors to launch operation in Viet Nam, this enhancing cooperative relations between the two Governments and people. He appraised the development in the two nations’ relations in all fields, expressing his hope that Japan will make active contributions to the success of the 23rd meeting of the APEC Ministers Responsible for Trade. He highly valued the high-level meetings of the countries’…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - Adventure travel accounts for example only 10 percent of all types of tourism in Vietnam. Of many different types of tourism, adventure travel is now witnessing the highest growth rate. Meanwhile, Vietnam has great potential to satisfy travelers' demand for exploring unusual, exotic, remote and wilderness destinations. Three quarters of Vietnam territory is made up of mountainous and hilly regions. Vietnam has limestone mountains, karst areas, beautiful caves, tropical primary forests, nature reserves, large national parks and over 3,000 km of coastline. Many areas in Vietnam have favorable conditions for jogging, mountain climbing, car racing, sea diving,…... [read more]

Pham Huy, the inventor of a prosthetic arm for disabled people, was denied twice and almost missed his trip to Los Angeles. After two visa rejections that almost killed his dream trip, a Vietnamese high school student finally made it to the U.S.-based Intel International Science and Engineering Fair and claimed a third award for his robotic arm. Pham Huy, an 11th grader from Quang Tri Province in central Vietnam, was named among four third-award winners $1,000 in the robotics and intelligent machines category. Huy has created a prosthetic arm controlled by legs’ transmitter for disabled people. He spent four…... [read more]

Regional leaders gather in the biggest trade meeting since Trump took office, with Japan leading efforts to revive Trans-Pacific deal. Ministers from Asia-Pacific countries discussed the changing global trade landscape on Saturday after U.S. President Donald Trump upended the old order with an "America First" policy that has sparked fears of protectionism. It is the biggest trade meeting since Trump took office and brings together ministers from the United States, China, Japan and other Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) countries that account for more than 40 percent of world trade. At the opening in Vietnam's capital, Hanoi, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan…... [read more]

EDINBURGH: British Prime Minister Theresa May on Friday (May 19) took her campaign for the June general election to Scotland, where she rejected nationalist leader Nicola Sturgeon's demand for a seat at the Brexit negotiating table. May promised to consult the devolved Scottish government if re-elected next month, but said: "I will be negotiating as the prime minister of the United Kingdom." Launching her Conservative party's Scottish manifesto, she also reiterated that "now is the not the time" for a second "divisive" referendum on Scotland's independence. Sturgeon's Scottish National Party (SNP), which dominates politics north of the border, has called…... [read more]

Viet Nam News QUẢNG BÌNH - Authorities in central Quảng Bình Province has given their nod to the proposal to install a ladder system inside the world's largest cave - Sơn Đoòng Cave. Oxalis, the sole tour provider for expedition programmes in the cave, and Howard Limbert, a cave expert in the team of the British Cave Research Association that discovered the cave, have proposed installing ladders inside the cave to protect the stalactites from visitors. According to the proposal, the ladders will help visitors overcome a high stalactite wall, called "Việt Nam's Great Wall." The wall is vulnerable to…... [read more]

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