Suspected Rhino horns (Photo: VNA) Da Nang (VNA) - Customs officers in the central city of Da Nang have discovered a shipment of 138 kilograms of animal horn and 3.1 tonnes of animal bones suspected to be of rhino and rare and precious wildlife, imported from South Africa at the city’s Tien Sa port. The shipment owner had falsely declared the imported goods were wood. Local customs agencies are coordinating with competent agencies to verify and handle the suspected wildlife items. Rhino horns are strictly banned from being traded in, imported to or exported from Vietnam as the rhino and many other wild animals are on the list of endangered wildlife protected by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), to which the country has been a party since 1994./. VNA … [Read more...] about Large shipment of suspected rhino horns, wild animal bones seized in Da Nang
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Vietnam’s Da Nang City authorities have decided to suspend the operation of Tho Quang Fishing Port for one week for epidemic control, following the detection of 19 coronavirus cases. The decision was made by Le Trung Chinh, chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, at a meeting on Sunday to review COVID-19 prevention and control missions. Accordingly, the fishing port will cease operations for seven days starting from 3:00 pm on Monday, during which agencies concerned will disinfect the entire port and carry out other epidemic prevention measures. Chinh requested the port management to promptly notify the public of the temporary closure of the port to prevent the arrival of vessels. It will resume operations after seven days provided authorities are capable of controlling the infection cluster at the port, the city’s leader said. The 19 coronavirus cases were detected after local health authorities tested around 13,000 samples within 24 hours from 1:00 pm on Saturday. … [Read more...] about Largest fishing port in central Vietnam shuttered due to COVID-19 cases
Ever since Bien Hoa Town in southern Dong Nai Province enforced social distancing guidelines, Hoang Minh Vu has spent every morning fishing by the river. But every fish he caught, he returned it back to the water. "Sitting in one place allows me to reflect and have a clearer overall view of everything around me," said the 37-year-old. Hoang Minh Vu does some reading while fishing on the morning of July 15, 2021. Photo courtesy of Vu. Vu shared that when he went fishing two months ago, he projected that the price of rubber wood billets would increase by 10-15 percent in the coming time. He immediately picked up the phone and called the owner of a wood company, where he is a shareholder. The two sides agreed to invest and less than a month later, the price increased by 12 percent. Also while fishing on the morning of July 14, he forecast that with tougher social distancing measures imposed on Ho Chi Minh City, Dong Nai, Binh Duong and other southern localities, many … [Read more...] about FIRE movement: young Vietnamese embrace, reinvent early retirement
Supermarkets, food outlets in HCMC close before 5 p.m. The Saigon Times Residents queue up to enter a supermarket in HCMC’s Go Vap District to do the shopping. Supermarkets and food outlets in the city will close before 5 p.m. every day - PHOTO: TNO HCMC – As HCMC has enhanced its anti-pandemic measures and banned all residents from going out from 6 p.m. to 6 a.m., many supermarkets and food outlets in HCMC have announced that they would operate until 5 p.m. every day, from today, July 26, instead of 10 p.m. as earlier. They will open earlier by 30 minutes to an hour. The municipal Department of Industry and Trade has worked with retailers in the city on their opening hours, the local media reported. Some supermarkets will even close at 4 p.m. The early closure of supermarkets will help their employees return to their homes before 6 p.m. A representative of AEON Vietnam said it had informed its customers of the new time of operation. Similarly, MM Mega Market … [Read more...] about Supermarkets, food outlets in HCMC close before 5 p.m.
Competing in the second group with eight other athletes, Vien was left quite far behind in the first 100 m and finished last as the only swimmer taking more than two minutes to reach the finish line. Overall, she was 26th of 29 swimmers. Only the top eight can advance to the final. The top three athletes of the group were American Kate Ledecky with a time of 55.28 seconds, Canada's Penny Oleksiak (55.29 seconds) and Australia's Madison Wilson (55.87 seconds). Two minutes and 5.30 seconds is Vien's worst result in the 200m freestyle race. The best result she achieved in this category is 58.82 seconds in 2016. At the 2019 Asian Swimming Championship, she won the bronze medal in this category after finishing her part in 59.31 seconds. Vien has another chance in the women's 800 m freestyle, which will take place on Thursday. … [Read more...] about Vietnamese swimmer out of Olympic 200m freestyle race