Hanoi (VNA) – Twelve new caves where humans have never set foot in were recently discovered in the central province of Quang Binh by experts from the British Cave Research Association. With a total length of more than 10km, the caves also feature underground rivers and are completely pristine, according to experts. The three caves found in Bo Trach district are Doc Co (554.6m long), End Cave (51.5m) and Dry Vom (413m). Four caves in Quang Ninh district are Nuoc Ngam (3,872m), Nuoc Lan 3 (1,919m), Hung Thoai (460m) and Coincidental Cave (100m). The other five were discovered in Minh Hoa district, namely Three Horned Viper (194.8m), Phu Nhieu 4 (2,012m), Cha Ra (314m), Thoang Lip (137m) and Ma Lon (463m). Quang Binh is dubbed the "kingdom of caves" with hundreds of caves of various sizes as well as incredible mountain scenery and sprawling beaches. Notably, it is home to Son Doong Cave, which was accredited as the world’s largest and most beautiful natural cave by … [Read more...] about New untouched caves discovered in Quang Binh province
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Dong Thanh Temple in Hoan Kiem District after being restored. A policy called xa hoi hoa (socialisation) has secured support from organisations and individuals to repair many of the damaged ancient buildings in the city. According to the city’s cultural department, almost all of the residents of areas with relic sites have taken an interest in the "socialisation" policy. … [Read more...] about Hanoi struggles to repair damaged ancient buildings
According to the Health Ministry, the 247th patient is a 28-year-old man from HCMC’s Binh Thanh District. He commuted to Gia Dinh Shoe Company’s branch in the southern province of Dong Nai and came into close contact with his two colleagues who had been confirmed as the 124th and 151st Covid-19 cases. … [Read more...] about Four fresh cases of Covid-19 confirmed
At an urgent working session with the participation of the municipal Party Committee secretary Le Van Thanh and People’s Committee chairman Nguyen Van Tung following the detection of the 17th infection case, whose father is a Hai Phong resident that had contact with the patient, they also reached a consensus of the concentrated quarantine of those who had contacts with the patient and her father. … [Read more...] about Vietnam confirms 20th COVID-19 case
Han-Deog Cho and Caitlin Wiesen. The Government of Vietnam has laid the groundwork for great things to happen in this decade by issuing Decree 18 on implementation and management of mine action and the related Circular 195. These mandate the Vietnam National Mine Action Centre (VNMAC), our main partner, to act upon and co-ordinate the efforts to reduce the impact of unexploded ordnance and landmines on the Vietnamese population. Our joint project has, among other things, helped VNMAC with data about contamination and survivors in Quang Binh and Binh Dinh, which the Government considers among the provinces most greatly affected. Other development partners are helping provinces such as Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue. Hence, the Government of Vietnam and the international community are gathering important data for evidence-based policy making in the mine action sector. We will continue to offer opportunities for Vietnam to collect necessary data to measure progress, as well as enabling … [Read more...] about Removing all landmines and unexploded ordnance in Vietnam by 2030, can it be done?