A corner of the Tien Sa Port. Experts says Tien Sa Port should not be enlarged because a bypass system linking the port and the logistics centre would damage Da Nang City's architecture planning. — VNS Photos Speeding up the construction of the new Lien Chieu Cargo Port would help promote Da Nang as a key international logistics centre, and allow the existing Tien Sa Port to be reserved for cruise ships only. Former general director of Tien Sa Port, Nguyen Huu Sia, made the statement at a recent workshop held to discuss changes to the city's Master Plan proposed by Sakae Holdings and Subarna Jurong Consultants from Singapore. Sia said the proposal to build Lien Chieu Port and a logistics centre was planned with support from the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA) in 2005, and construction for the first stage was scheduled for 2025. He said Tien Sa Port, which was built in 1965, could only handle 12 million tonnes of cargo per year, and any expansion to it would … [Read more...] about Lien Chieu Port to play key role for a sustainable Da Nang
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A corner of the Tiên Sa Port. Experts says Tiên Sa Port should not be enlarged because a bypass system linking the port and the logistics centre would damage Đà Nẵng City's architecture planning. - VNS Photos ĐÀ NẴNG — Speeding up the construction of the new Liên Chiểu Cargo Port would help promote Đà Nẵng as a key international logistics centre, and allow the existing Tiên Sa Port to be reserved for cruise ships only. Former general director of Tiên Sa Port, Nguyễn Hữu Sia, made the statement at a recent workshop held to discuss changes to the city's Master Plan proposed by Sakae Holdings and Subarna Jurong Consultants from Singapore. Sia said the proposal to build Liên Chiểu Port and a logistics centre was planned with support from the Japanese International Co-operation Agency (JICA) in 2005, and construction for the first stage was scheduled for … [Read more...] about Liên Chiểu Port to play key role for a sustainable Đà Nẵng
VNA Photo Minh Duc Though pollution levels remain high in the country, many businesses still have inefficient waste processing systems or are not environmentally responsible, according to a representative from the city’s University of Natural Resources and Environment. The state’s monitoring of this issue remains limited as well, the representative added. Processing of solid waste remains insufficient, water pollution at industrial parks is a major issue, and small businesses are not able to process their waste efficiently. Nguyen The Chinh, rector at the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment, said that use of modern technology at companies was not as prevalent as in other countries, while production from industrial clusters and facilities contribute greatly to pollution. Serious environmental accidents have also occurred. Though businesses are big producers of waste, they can also provide methods to protect the environment and contribute … [Read more...] about Businesses key to ensuring environmental protection
She returned to Vietnam in August after Chinese authorities raided and deported undocumented immigrants. More about how she returned later. Cut to the present. In a countryside garment factory in the northern Bac Giang Province, Bien sits beside a bunch of red cloth bags. Around her dozens of other workers are making bags on sewing machines, but not Bien: Her job is to affix the company label on the bags, and she gets less than VND100,000 ($4.32) a day for it. She was given that job after failing to learn sewing despite eight days of training at the factory. "It's too difficult, I can't sew," she says. Bien is one of many Vietnamese trafficking victims rescued from China who returned lost, damaged, with little assurance their life would ever go back to the normal old days. Before being trafficked to China, she had been quite resourceful, working her family's rice field in Dong Lo Commune in Bac Giang while also attending a babysitting class. On October 2, 1991, when she was 23, Bien … [Read more...] about The plight of human trafficking survivors: Back from hell but to what?
The project is expected to unlock new market opportunities and increase income for the smallholder farmers, thus contributing to better food security, the IFC announced during an event to launch the project in Vietnam on June 22. The project, Farmer Advisory Component, is a component of IFC’s broader Vietnam Food Safety Programme, which was launched in July 2017 in partnership with the Slovak Republic, aiming to address food safety standards and practices in the country. The annual food consumption in the domestic market accounts for roughly 15 percent of Vietnam’s GDP, with an average annual growth rate of approximately 18 percent. But, inadequate safety standards can inhibit the sector’s growth potential, jeopardising consumer health and reducing market opportunities for local food producers in the modern food value chain. “Implementing internationally accepted food safety practices and systems is essential for the sustainable growth of … [Read more...] about Smallholder farmers to get support to improve food safety