Construction of the Thu Thiem 2 Bridge spanning the Saigon River to link District 1 with District 2 (now part of Thu Duc City) started in 2015. The 1.4 kilometers long, six lane bridge would connect with the Thu Thiem New Urban Area. Being built at a cost of nearly VND3.1 trillion ($134.9 million), the project was originally scheduled for completing in 2018. As of last year, work on the project was 70 percent complete but construction on certain sections in District 1 continues to face delays since some of the required land belongs to the Ministry of National Defense. The cable-stayed bridge, with its main tower rising 113 meters and leaning towards Thu Thiem, is supposed to become an architectural highlight on the river with an artistic lighting design. Once complete, it will help connect the downtown HCMC with the Thu Thiem New Urban Area and ease traffic congestion at the intersections of Ton Duc Thang-Nguyen Huu Canh streets and Ton Duc Thang-Le Thanh … [Read more...] about Four Thu Duc City bridges unable to bridge the gap
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A bridge funded by Sacombank in Vinh Hung District, Long An Province, inaugurated on April 15. — Photo courtesy of the magazine Seventeen bridges were inaugurated in the southern province of Long An on April 15 as part of the Rural Bridge Programme funded by enterprises following an appeal by former President Truong Tan Sang and Nong Thon Viet magazine. Nine bridges in Tan Hung District were built with funding worth VND9 billion (US$389,930) provided by Do Thi Kim Lien, chairwoman of the Green Vietnam Fund. They facilitate transport of goods and ensure safety, especially of school-going children. Saigon Thuong Tin Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Sacombank) provided VND5 billion ($216,292) to build six bridges in Vinh Hung District. Nutifood donated VND1.6 billion ($69,213) to build two more bridges in the district. These eight bridges along a road between Vinh Binh and Vinh Thuan communes will replace old ones that were severely degraded. Over the last four years, the Rural … [Read more...] about 17 new bridges open to traffic in Long An Province
Dung, the owner of a hotel, said he has a "treasure" hidden at the bottom of the pond which yields about VND34 billion a year. Leading reporters to his closed snail farming area in Cua Tung Town in Quang Tri recently, Phan Van Dung pointed to the pond divided into cells amid a sand field. He said this was just one of his five sweet snail (Babylonia areolata) farms. He pointed out a cell lined with black canvas, where snails were about to be harvested in several days. “The price has reached a record high of VND360,000 per kilogram, twice as high as last year. I believe I can earn big money this year,” he said. In 2005, he built a small hotel with 20 rooms which became the major source of income of his family. Now he earns money from both the hotel and snail farming, but the farming brings much higher revenue. At first, he hatched shrimp, but he failed many times over five years. In 2016, he decided to breed snails, which he believed would bring high profit and low risks, … [Read more...] about Snail farm brings VND34 billion a year for Quang Tri farmer
A physics major at the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted has received two pieces of good news – acceptance letters from MIT and Princeton University in the US. MIT ranks fifth among THE’s best universities in 2021 and leads the world’s schools in technology training according to QS 2021 ranking. It offered the student financial support of $64,000 a year. Passion for astrophysics In childhood, Quan was curious about natural phenomena in the universe. "Why are there constellations?" "Where do shooting stars come from?" These were questions that Quan wanted to answer. Quan scored first in the entrance exam for the math major class at the Hanoi-Amsterdam High School for the Gifted, and the exam for the chemistry major class at the High School for the Gifted in Natural Sciences. The great achievements were why Quan’s friends called him superman. Le Manh Cuong, his physics teacher, discovered Quan’s special love for constellations in the sky. Though astronomy and … [Read more...] about Hanoi-Amsterdam School ‘superman’ dreams of becoming astronomer
The market ended lower last week as many large-cap stocks faced selling pressure after the VN-Index hit a new high of over 1,255 points. Novaland Investment Group's head office in Nguyen Du Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. — Photo vinhomecitys.com Some analysts from securities firms expected that the market's bullish trend will continue this week, while others were more cautious and see a downward trend dominating the market. The market benchmark VN-Index on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE) fell 8.54 points, or 0.68 per cent, in Friday's trade to 1,238.71 points. The index hit a record high of 1,255.87 points on Wednesday. For the week, the index still rose slightly by 0.57 per cent, while foreign investors net sold a value of over VND2.4 trillion. Analyst from Saigon - Hanoi Securities JSC (SHS) said that the third straight weekly gain of the market and a new record in liquidity showed investors' big interest during this period. However, based on … [Read more...] about Will market continue its downward trend this week?