Electricity of Vietnam Group (EVN) has reported alarmingly low water levels at the Hoa Binh Reservoir. The water level at Hoa Binh Reservoir is 10 metres lower than in previous years The water level at Hoa Binh Reservoir is 10 metres lower than in previous years. Statistics from the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment show that water level at major reservoirs in the Red River basin is also low and will lead to a water shortage. Last year, many people opened boat services and brought tourists to sightseeing Hoa Binh Reservoir. However, the boats were of no use this year. "The water level has never dropped so low. At least last year, the water still reached the rocky shore," a boatman said. Hung, a local in Hoa Binh, said the amount of water flowing into the Da River basin is also the amount of water going into Hoa Binh Reservoir. "It is reaching the dead storage level which is 85 metres," he said. "The rocky sides of the reservoir are being exposed as the water level … [Read more...] about EVN raises warnings over drying reservoir
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Doan Mau Diep, Deputy Minister of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs, speaks to the Tiền Phong (Vanguard) newspaper about how Vietnam will revise the retirement age for workers or State employees. Retirement age increase necessary for Vietnam: ILO specialist Retirement age adjustment needs to be flexible: expert Doan Mau Diep. — Photo tienphong.vn How do you respond to a proposal that Vietnam would raise the retirement age for its workers while many people in the working age still can’t find jobs? It is a real fact that in any labour market, job positions are always bigger than the actual number of working people. Yet, in all countries, many people are still unemployed. Japan is a good example. According to a national survey, there is only one candidate for four working positions while the unemployment rate in Japan currently stands at 2.4 per cent. In the real labour market, the mismatch between supply and demand happens in all countries, and … [Read more...] about Why we have to increase the retirement age?
GUWAHATI, India -- Protesters attacked train stations in India’s northeast, authorities said on Thursday, angry over a new federal law that would make it easier for non-Muslim minorities from some neighboring countries to seek Indian citizenship. Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Hindu nationalist government has said the Citizenship Amendment Bill, approved by parliament on Wednesday, was meant to protect minorities from Bangladesh, Pakistan and Afghanistan. Protesters in the northeastern state of Assam, which shares a border with Bangladesh, say the measure will open the region to a flood of foreigners. Others said the bigger problem with the new law was that it undermined India’s secular constitution by not offering protection to Muslims. Police fired tear gas in Assam’s main city of Guwahati to break up small groups of people who were demonstrating in the streets, defying a curfew imposed on Wednesday. “This is a spontaneous public outburst,” said … [Read more...] about Protesters set fire to train stations in India over citizenship law
CSR Local firms urged to engage more in CSR activities By Staff writers Thursday, Dec 12, 2019,20:27 (GMT+7) Local firms urged to engage more in CSR activitiesBy Staff writers Panelists are seen at the “Spreading the spirit of CSR among businesses” seminar, held by the Saigon Times Group in HCMC on December 12 – PHOTO: SGT HCMC – Local firms should have a better understanding of corporate social responsibility (CSR) and should become more involved in it, as doing social events not only supports local communities, but also helps them grow more sustainable, according to panelists at the merit ceremony of the Saigon Times CSR 2019 program. The editorial board of the Saigon Times Group held a CSR seminar as part of the “Saigon Times CSR 2019” Merit Ceremony at the Caravelle Hotel in District 1, HCMC, today, December 12. Nguyen Thi Ngoc Dung, chairwoman of Phu Nhuan Jewelry (PNJ), noted … [Read more...] about Local firms urged to engage more in CSR activities