The fact that waste is not classified at source was the biggest challenge to treating it in Việt Nam, experts said.– VNA/VNS Photo Tuấn Anh HÀ NỘI – The fact that waste is not classified at source was the biggest challenge to treating it in Việt Nam, experts said. Vũ Thị Vinh, former General Secretary of the Association of Cities of Việt Nam, said the volume of waste is rising, raising the need for proper management otherwise the health of the whole community is at risk. It was calculated that a total of 15.6 million tons of solid waste was collected nationwide in 2015. This has increased 9 per cent per year, in line with the economic growth rate. In other words, the amount of waste rises is parallel with the people’s living standards. About 30 per cent of the total collected volume in rural areas is treated at fertiliser production units - and the remaining 70 per cent is buried directly. The common … [Read more...] about Sorting garbage is key to treatment
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Power usage in northern Vietnam hits record as sweltering heat wave continues Line workers are repairing an electrical grid. A protracted heat wave that has been sweeping northern Vietnam since the start of the month sent power consumption in the region to a new height on July 2, the national power utility EVN has reported. The combined loads peaked at an all-time high of 16,665 megawatts, while the total consumption also hit a record 345 million kWh, up roughly 12% compared with the highest levels of 2017 and beating the previous records set on June 22. In the capital of Hanoi, the total loads also hit a record high of 3,987 megawatts and total usage reached 79.3 million kWh. Most of the electricity was supplied for air-conditioners and other cooling equipment, leading to overloads and power cuts in several locations. According to the national weather service, temperatures as high as 40C and above will continue for another two to three days. Therefore, EVN has advised its customers … [Read more...] about Social News 6/7
Left to right, clockwise: England's Harry Kane, Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo, Brazil's Neymar, South Korea's Son Heung-min, Argentina's Lionel Messi, Egypt's Mohamed Salah. (Photos: AFP,Reuters) All 32 countries have announced their squads, with 736 players headed to the biggest showpiece in sport. Who are your favourites for the World Cup? Let us know in the comments below. GROUP A File photo of Egypt's star Mohamed Salah, who will be one of those expecting to light up World Cup 2018. (Photo: Reuters / Amr Abdallah Dalsh) RUSSIA Goalkeepers: Igor Akinfeev (CSKA Moscow), Vladimir Gabulov (Brugge/BEL), Andrey Lunev (Zenit St Petersburg) Defenders: Vladimir Granat (Rubin Kazan), Fyodor Kudryashov (Rubin Kazan), Ilya Kutepov (Spartak Moscow), Andrey Semyonov (Akhmat Grozny), Igor Smolnikov (Zenit St Petersburg), Mario Fernandes (CSKA Moscow), Sergei Ignashevich (CSKA Moscow) Midfielders: Yury Gazinsky (Krasnodar), Alan Dzagoev (CSKA Moscow), Alexander Golovin (CSKA Moscow), … [Read more...] about Complete guide to World Cup 2018 squads
VN garment sector to boost export growth The domestic textile and garment industry is expected to sustain growth in exports in the coming months, according to the Viet Nam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS). Truong Van Cam, VITAS vice chairman and general secretary, said many textile and garment companies had signed contracts to produce export products in the third quarter of this year. Many Vietnamese garment firms had also sustained high growth this year in traditional markets such as the United States, the Republic of Korea, the European Union, and member-states of the Comprehensive and Progressive Agreement for Trans-Pacific Partnership (CPTPP). Cam said a series of recently-signed free trade agreements (FTAs) was expected to boost the sector. Since 2001, Viet Nam had signed bilateral trade agreements with the US, Japan, China, and the Republic of Korea, as well as Australia, New Zealand, and India, and joined the World Trade Organisation. However, global demand for textiles … [Read more...] about BUSINESS IN BRIEF 6/6
A number of tourists and expats in Vietnam have shared their thoughts on traffic safety in the country following a request made by Tuoi Tre News in the wake of hundreds of driving-related causalities recorded during the Lunar New Year holiday. Anything can happen when driving in Vietnam It appears that the Vietnamese attitude towards driving is completely different than my impression on the Vietnamese attitude towards beauty, friendliness and strong family ties. In traffic it seems as if the prevailing attitude is, “me, me, me” or “ I'll do whatever I want, and you should be responsible for not hitting me, no matter what stupid, dangerous and selfish thing I do.” I feel that it is much more dangerous to drive in Vietnam than the USA and other countries in the developed world. The reason for this is that Vietnamese drivers often ignore traffic regulations and do whatever they want. This includes driving against traffic, not stopping at red lights and not … [Read more...] about How safe is it to drive in Vietnam?
Apple announced Wednesday it would pay about $38 billion in taxes -- likely the largest payment of its kind -- on profits repatriated from overseas as it boosts investments in the United States. The iPhone maker said in a statement it plans to use some of its foreign cash stockpile, which qualifies for reduced tax rates under a recent bill, to invest in new projects. A source close to the company confirmed that Apple is sharing some of the wealth with employees worldwide through bonuses of $2,500 worth of restricted shares of stock. "Huge win for American workers and the USA!" President Donald Trump said in a tweet. Apple, which claims to be the largest U.S. taxpayer, is also one of the biggest beneficiaries of a tax bill passed by Congress in December which lowers the rate of repatriated profits to around 15 percent and cut the corporate tax rate to 21 percent from 35 percent. The tech giant had built a stockpile of more than $250 billion in overseas holdings, claiming it was not … [Read more...] about Apple says will pay $38 bn in taxes on repatriated profits