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Danang suspends two polluting steel plants

Danang City People’s Committee has decided to temporarily suspend the operation of two steel plants in the area following complaints from local people about their threats to the environment. People gathered at Dana-Italy and Dana-Australia to protest against their wastewater discharging on February 26 The decision was announced on Thursday morning after a meeting between the committee and people in Hoa Vang District’s Hoa Lien Commune a day earlier. The Dana-Italy and Dana-Australia have been required to temporarily stop production from February 28, the announcement said, adding that the Hoa Vang District People’s Committee and the local Department of Natural Resources and Environment would supervise their activities. Other activities including administration, transportation or trade can still continue but will be monitored by local authorities. The committee has also asked relevant agencies to find a proper location to move the two factories by March 2. On February 26 evening, hundreds of people in Hoa Lien Commune gathered at the two factories, blocking the gates. According to local people, the two factories have seriously polluted the environment for the past 10 years with their wastewater. The problems had been reported to leaders of the city who pledged to move 50% of the households to other places by the end of 2017. At a meeting with local people on February 28, deputy chairman of Danang City People’s Committee, Ho Ky Minh, said that it was very difficult to find a solution to the case. “Relocating the plants and the households will both face… [Read full story]

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Da Nang suspends steel factories after days of pollution protests

Authorities in Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang closed down two steel factories on Wednesday following a prolonged protest by residents complaining about pollution and the city’s failure to deliver on a promise to relocate them. The local government has pledged to come up with a complete plan this week to move residents away from the factories, and many people are hoping that officials mean it this time. “Please stop making promises and excuses,” Pham Mai, a resident, told officials as they met on Wednesday. The $88-million plants, Dana Y and Dana Uc, started operation on an area of 22 hectares (54 acres) in 2006, with only a wall separating them from a residential area. They were designed to produce 700,000 tons of steel products a year. Residents said the plants received approval from authorities, so they should take the blame for the “unbearable” dust and noise that have bothered them for years. Hundreds of people in Hoa Vang District have been protesting outside the factories since Monday night, putting up tents to show their determination to get the situation resolved. “If you cannot fix the pollution, you have to move the plants,” Ngo Chau, a resident, told officials. Either that or the city closes the factories until everyone is moved to a safe zone, said his neighbor Phan Nhan. Phan Nhan, a Da Nang resident, demands the city act to save people from pollution on Wednesday. Photo by VnExpress/Nguyen Dong Officials were unable to give a concrete answer at… [Read full story]

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1 killed, 19 injured as sleeper bus plunges off cliff in Vietnam

At least one person was killed and 19 others were injured when a sleeper bus slid off a cliff on the downhill portion of the Lo Xo Pass in Kon Tum Province in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region early Thursday morning. The bus was heading from Quang Nam Province on the central coast toward Kon Tum at around 2:30 am, according to Colonel Le Dinh Toan, the provincial traffic police chief. The area where the accident occurred is considered the most dangerous section of the mountain pass and has been the site of multiple fatal crashes over the years, Toan said. Initial reports show that the bus was traveling downhill when it lost control and plunged into a 70-meter abyss. The driver was thrown out of the vehicle during the fall and killed on the spot while 19 passengers suffered from injuries of varying degrees, nine of whom were critically injured, police say. Rescuers and locals used ropes to reach the victims and transfer them one-by-one to safety. Ropes are used to bring victims to the ground. Photo: Tuoi Tre According to Dao Duy Khanh, director of the Kon Tum Department of Health, three of the passengers sustained only minor flesh wounds and have been discharged from the hospital, one of whom caught soon another bus to continue the journey. Sixteen remaining victims are still receiving medical treatment at Kon Tum General Hospital, Khanh said. The Lo Xo Pass, located between Quang Nam and Kon Tum, is the part of National… [Read full story]

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Wooden products, handicrafts to be showcased in HCM City

The event, covering an area of 30,000 square metres of the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre, will feature 1,980 booths, up 29 percent compared to the previous year. The Vietnam International Furniture and Home Accessories Fair (VIFA – EXPO 2018) will take place in Ho Chi Minh City from March 7 to 10. (Photo: vifafair.com​) HAWA Vice Chairman Huynh Van Hanh said VIFA – EXPO 2018 is the largest annual event of the wood industry as it gathers all wooden products, handicrafts, furniture and supporting services, meeting demand of consumers from all over the world. More than 2,000 visitors from 95 countries and territories had registered to attend the event as of February 27. Source: VNA

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Wife of ex-president of Honduras arrested on graft charges: officials

Rosa Elena Bonilla was detained at her residence on the outskirts of the capital Tegucigalpa, officials said. Police also arrested her brother-in-law and seized documents pertaining to graft accusations. Ana Maria Calderon, interim head of the Organization of American States’ (OAS) Mission to Support the Fight against Corruption and Impunity in Honduras (MACCIH) said Bonilla and others had embezzled 16 million lempiras ($680,000). “Mrs. Bonilla is accused, along with other former officials, … having created a money laundering network to hide money from the state that was earmarked for social works,” Calderon said. Late last year, Bonilla denied the corruption allegations after voluntarily testifying before prosecutors in the case. Her lawyer did not immediately respond to a request for comment on Wednesday. Calderon said Bonilla used part of the money to pay for family members’ educational fees and personal surgeries. Corruption scandals have led to a string of arrests in Central America in recent years, thanks to growing pressure from activists and backing from foreign powers. Bonilla was detained a day after U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley visited Honduras to talk about drug trafficking and corruption. Among the funds suspected of being embezzled were about $255,000 donated by Taiwan in 2013 for medical equipment, building materials for poor families and job programs, officials said. Bonilla is also being investigated by prosecutors for suspected anomalies in $330,000 that was designated for the purchase of shoes and uniforms for poor children, officials said. Earlier this month, the head of… [Read full story]

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Siêu xe thể thao Lexus LC500 kết hợp hoàn hảo với Black Panther

19:02 – 28/02/2018 (GMT+7) Lượt xem: 78 Bình luận: 0 Để thêm phần ấn tượng và đặc sắc hơn, Lexus và hãng phim Marvel Studio cùng hợp tác, kết hợp hình tượng siêu anh hùng với siêu xe coupe thể thao Lexus LC500 trong bộ phim bom tấn Black Panther. Chiến binh Báo Đen xoay quanh vị vua trẻ T’Challa, người vừa quay trở về vùng đất Wakanda giàu có, hiện đại bậc nhất nhưng lại nằm tách biệt hoàn toàn so với thế giới bên ngoài để tiếp quản ngôi báu trị vì đất nước và bảo vệ quê hương khỏi những kẻ thù đang bành trướng thế lực sau khi vua cha qua đời. Lexus và hãng phim Marvel Studio cùng hợp tác, kết hợp hình tượng siêu anh hùng với siêu xe coupe thể thao Lexus LC500 trong bộ phim bom tấn “Black Panther” Đó là những câu chuyện khơi nguồn cảm hứng song hành cùng những trải nghiệm tuyệt vời, hay chính là sự kết hợp hoàn hảo giữa Marvel Studios và Lexus. Hình ảnh siêu anh hùng Black Panther (Chiến Binh Báo Đen) trong bộ phim cùng tên hiện lên nổi bật đầy phong cách song hành với siêu xe thể thao LC500. Với công nghệ tiên phong, thiết kế táo bạo và vận hành hứng khởi, LC500thực sự xứng tầm đói với vị vua Wakanda, người cai trị vương quốc hiện đại nhất thế giới. Được khơi nguồn cảm hứng từ mẫu xe ý… [Read full story]

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Hoi An tightens control over operation of bars, restaurants at night

Bars and restaurants in Hoi An are required to turn down music after 10 pm and close by midnight. The order came from Nguyen Van Son, vice chairman of the Hoi An People’s Committee at a meeting on February 27 with owners of local bars and restaurants. A corner of Hoi An ancient town According to Son, bars and restaurants in Hoi An are allowed to open until midnight every day. However, many bars and restaurants still ignored the regulation, operating after the midnight with music, encroaching pavements, causing noise and traffic problems. Son also mentioned the case in which passengers were overcharged on bus in Hoi An or a male tourist from Australia was attacked by a group of motorbike taxi drivers in Hoi An, causing him to be hospitalised due to injuries. He warned that these have affected the city’s image, emphasising that municipal authorities will strictly deal such violations. He requested local bars and restaurants to lower music after 10 pm, close by midnight and keep signage and tables off sidewalks. There must be an announcement of closing broadcast to patrons at least 15 minutes in advance. Businesses were also ordered to not work with motorbike taxi drivers or touts. Any violation will be strictly punished. Police patrols will be arranged to maintain order in the old town.

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Study helps complete legal framework to combat corruption

At the thematic discussion held in Hanoi on February 28, UNDP Country Director in Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen highlighted that control of corruption must be sped up  for sustainable development of all nations and societies. The UNDP supports the study as part of efforts to share experience with Vietnam in penalising the bribery of foreign public officials, thus helping the country complete its legal framework to combat corruption in the business sector, she said. UNDP Country Director in Vietnam Caitlin Wiesen at the thematic discussion. Photo: baoquocte.vn A member of the research group, PhD Dao Le Thu, director of the comparative legal research centre under the Hanoi Law University, said that global economic integration has increased the risks of local investors giving bribes to officials at foreign governments, agencies and organisations to seek competitive advantages in international trade and investment. The US, the UK, Japan, the Republic of Korea and China, which have criminalized the act of offering bribes to foreign officials, were chosen as case studies in service of this study, she noted. The bribery of foreign cadres should be prescribed in the anti-corruption law to ensure comprehensive legal mechanism, the group suggested. Gerry Macgowan, a representative from the British Embassy in Vietnam, said that Britain’s Bribery Act 2010, an act that covers the criminal law relating to bribery, was issued in 2010 and takes effect from 2011. It is considered as one of the world’s most stringent laws. He pointed to the need to have a strong enforcement strategy… [Read full story]

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