Chea Takihiro and Igor Kossov The Vietnamese fishing families are gone. Their boats began disappearing from the banks of the Tonle Sap and Mekong rivers near Phnom Penh a few months ago, according to Cham fishing families still living in the area. By the weekend none were left, Cham fishermen told Khmer Times. The ethnic […]
Vietnam sets up Steering Committee for industrialisation strategy
The Prime Minister has decided to establish a Steering Committee for Vietnam’s industrialisation strategy as part of a cooperation agreement with Japan by 2020, with a vision to 2030.
Route development plan for Cai Mep-Thi Vai proposed
HCMC – The Vietnam Maritime Administration has proposed a plan to develop navigational passages linking the Cai Mep-Thi Vai port complex in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province at a cost of nearly VND6.38 trillion (over US$284 million).
Can Tho river signs to reduce speeds, erosion
Can Tho authorities plan to install speed limit signs on the Hau River to prevent barges from travelling too fast, causing serious erosion and damaging property in the city’s An Binh Ward.
Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh
VNS Residents clean up in Mong Duong Ward, Cam Pha City, in northern Quang Ninh Province. Heavy rains, floods and tonnes of mine sludge claimed 17 lives and caused millions of dollars worth of damage in the coal mining province. — VNS Photos Truong Vi Not until recent rain and floods claimed 17 lives and […]
Dams ‘destroying Mekong fish stock’
Pratch Rujivanarom Fishermen in delta and Northeast Thailand say dams in China and Laos have hit breeding and yields, forcing many to quit MEKONG River fishermen have already suffered dramatically from dams and irrigation works, which have decimated fish stocks and undermined livelihoods that supported families for generations. Nguyen Anh Duy, a 33-year-old, third-generation fisherman […]
Da Nang looks for more Japanese investment
VNS Viet Nam has become the second biggest destination for Japanese investors in ASEAN – after Thailand – with 1,463 members in the Federation of Japanese Chambers of Commerce and Industry in ASEAN (FJCCIA). A Tokai Viet Nam worker tests products at factory in Da Nang’s Hoa Khanh Industrial Zone. The company invested US$10 million […]
New bridge opens to traffic in southern Vietnam, reshapes regional transport route
Toui Tre News The Ministry of Transport on Saturday opened the My Loi Bridge in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang in an effort to reshape the transport route in the southern region and cut the time to travel from the province’s Go Cong Town to neighboring Long An Province and Ho Chi Minh […]
Vietnam focuses on coastal eco-system, mangrove forest protection
The safeguard of coastal eco-system and mangrove forest in the Mekong Delta region will be given a push as phase two of the Integrated Coastal Management Programme (ICMP) recently kicked off in An Giang province.
Vietnam’s Phu Quoc island pushing to become a special economic zone
The total investment in the SEZ would be US$15.4 billion involving 241 projects.