Many old villas in Hanoi which are in the list of being needed for preservation have been transformed into restaurants. Villas at 51, 51A and 55 on Hang Chuoi Street in Hai Ba Trung District have been converted into restaurants. The houses have also seen big interior changes with various decorations on the walls. Particularly the villas 51 and 55 are named in the city’s architectural value list. So, the change of construction materials or paint colour needs to be approved by the municipal Department of Architecture. Meanwhile, the owner has to seek a licence for the restoration work. The same problem has also reported on streets such as Hai Ba Trung, Tran Quoc Toan and Nguyen Thai Hoc. Old architectural styles have been replaced with modern interiors which are suitable for shops and restaurants. Most of Hanoi’s old villas are located on main streets with high land prices. This encourages their owners to take advantage of them to earn money. Part of … [Read more...] about Hanoi old villas turned into restaurants
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The Mekong River Commission (MRC) said in a statement released on Monday that another reason could also be because of the presence of algae at the river bottom. The sections in Thailand's northeastern province of Nakhon Phanom and Laos' south-central town of Thakhek are now aquamarine, and the MRC said this could also be true of other parts of the river where low flows occur. The river flows through China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia, and Vietnam, and the region is experiencing one of its worst droughts ever. The MRC has done a preliminary analysis of the causes and potential impacts of the phenomenon. The fine sediments normally found in the fast flowing river and the great depth that give it its usual brownish color are conspicuously absent, making the water clearer. This means that, when sunlight hits the river, the water absorbs what is known as the "long-wavelength colors" at the red end of the light spectrum and makes the river look blue. This occurs only if the water level … [Read more...] about Mekong River turns aquamarine due to low flows
Việt Nam’s head coach Park Hang-seo (right) and Indra Sjafri of Indonesia at the press conference ahead the final match of men’s football category of the SEA Games. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoàng Linh HÀ NỘI — The Việt Nam men's U22 football team are one win away from the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games’ title, and head coach Park Hang-seo says they'll be throwing to kitchen sink at Indonesia in search of glory. The final at Rizal Memorial Stadium, Manila kicks off at 7pm today (Hà Nội time). In the semi-finals on Saturday, Việt Nam beat Cambodia 4-0, while Indonesia defeated Myanmar 4-2 after extra time. The final will be Việt Nam's first in 10 years in a competition Vietnamese fans are still waiting for a title. “The whole team are only one step from the SEA Games’ gold medal. Fans, training board as well as Vietnamese footballers can be proud of what Việt Nam did at this … [Read more...] about Games glory awaits Việt Nam: coach Park
VSIP granted red books to first homeowners of Sun Casa project in Binh Duong Breaking ground in January 2018, Sun Casa is one of four residential projects developed by VSIP in Vietnam. Sun Casa is conceived as part of VSIP II in Binh Duong, offering quality and convenient housing and amenities to support the local communities and working population. The project is located in Hoa Phu ward, Thu Dau Mot city. Designed as a high-quality urban area, Sun Casa is taking shape to deliver a top-notch living experience, which is also organised around green spaces and facilities residents enjoyment. Once residents move in, the project is expected to become a modern, civilised cosmopolitan community in Binh Duong. Thanks to this vision, Sun Casa has been granted prestigious awards, such as the coveted Best Housing Development (Landed Property) Ho Chi Minh City and Best Housing Landscape Architectural Design. At the ceremony for customers held at Sun Casa last weekend, VSIP granted red books to … [Read more...] about VSIP grants red books to first homeowners of Sun Casa
Hanoi authorities say the application of Nano-Bioreactor technology to treat To Lich River pollution hasn't brought satisfactory results, but the Japanese side has rejected the conclusion. The Hanoi City Delegation of National Assembly Deputies held a meeting with voters in Thanh Xuan district several days ago in which city leaders answered questions about the fate of To Lich, the 100-year old river which is dying because of pollution. Hanoi authorities say the application of Nano-Bioreactor technology to treat To Lich River pollution hasn't brought satisfactory results, but the Japanese side has rejected the conclusion. “The last choice is to build a sewage system that collects waste water along the river banks which will be sent to Yen Xa waste water plant for treatment,” Duc said. Kim Chi Hanoi to use Red River’s water to clean To Lich River An idea put forward 40 years ago has again been put into discussion: using water from the Red River to … [Read more...] about Can To Lich River be cleaned with Japanese technology?