Hanoi (VNA) - More than 10,000 baby turtles were recently released into the sea off the Indonesian island of Bali, as part of conservationists’ attempts to boost the population of this vulnerable species and promote environmental protection. Conservation groups on August 7 carried crates of tiny turtles to the island’s Gianyar beach and encouraged local people and volunteers to line up on the sand and release the hatchlings together. The Olive Ridley turtles are among the most abundant sea turtles but are still considered vulnerable because there are few places in which they will nest. The turtles typically weigh 34-50kg as an adult and grow to 60-70cm long. Sea turtle populations have declined in recent years due to hunting, loss of beach nesting sites, over-harvesting of their eggs and being caught in fishing gear. Earlier on August 5, Bali authorities released 25 of the larger green turtles into the sea after their rescue from illegal traffickers. Agus Budi Santoso, … [Read more...] about Indonesia releases over 10,000 baby turtles into sea
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Photo for illustration In January-July, the company produced and imported 142.47 billion kWh, up 2.09 percent against the same period last year, of which hydropower was 29.22 billion kWh (down 20.52 percent), coal thermal power 80.87 billion kWh (up 14.54 percent), gas turbines 22.4 billion kWh (down 15.36 percent), oil thermal power 1.03 billion kWh (up 33.11 percent), and renewable energy (wind power, solar power, and biomass power) 6.33 billion kWh. … [Read more...] about Nearly 20,000 rooftop solar power projects installed
With the cohesive and responsive spirit, as the ASEAN Chair 2020, Vietnam gives the highest priority to promoting solidarity and unity and effective coordination among member countries, as well as strengthening relations with partners to enhance the capacity to deal with unprecedented challenges: the COVID-19 pandemic and fierce competition in the regional and global geopolitical environment, in which the respect for law, including 1982 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) must be heightened. … [Read more...] about Vietnam aspires to ASEAN unity, effective coordination
The European-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) is also expected to be approved by the 14th National Assembly in its ongoing ninth meeting. Under the agreement, tax imposed on exports from Viet Nam to EU will be eliminated as soon as EVFTA takes effect or shortly thereafter (maximum seven years). Thanks to the EVFTA, Viet Nam’s revenue from exports to the EU is forecast to surge by 44 per cent by 2030. … [Read more...] about Can Vietnam could take advantage of new foreign investment strategies?
Streamlining regulations applicable to business sectors has a huge potential for triggering these dynamic gains. In many internal studies in the EU, it turned out that the right regulations, based on international standards and practices, will provide benefits to business, and attract international businesses that bring much higher benefits than the obvious gains from the tariff reductions. It is not about deregulating important government policies, but there are many ways to make regulations smarter. Better regulation inside Vietnam will also improve the competiveness of Vietnamese firms operating abroad and expanding to the EU. FDI often follows strong trade relations. In return, more FDI is likely to further increase the trade potential between partners. In its amazing progress to a middle-income country, Vietnam now realises that without further FDI its potential to become a regional hub and become part of global value chains may be limited. With the EVFTA and the EVIPA, … [Read more...] about How the EVFTA and EVIPA will help Vietnam lure investment