Vietnamese and Australian experts release anti-dengue mosquitoes in Nha Trang (Photo: VNA) Khanh Hoa (VNA) - Mosquitoes infected with Wolbachia – a type of bacteria with the potential to prevent the spread of dengue fever –were released in Vinh Luong commune in the central province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang city on March 6. This is the first time that these anti-dengue mosquitoes have been released in mainland Vietnam, following the success of a previous release on Tri Nguyen island in 2014. The mosquitoes will continue to be released in eight villages in the commune over the next 12-18 weeks, 100 per week. This is the result of a project on eliminating dengue fever in Vietnam, jointly implemented by domestic health institutes and Australian experts. Dang Duc Anh, Director of the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, said this method will help control dengue fever, not only in the commune but also at other localities in the … [Read more...] about More anti-dengue mosquitoes released in Vietnam
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Experts told Việt Nam News reporter Nguyen Linh Anh about the preferential visa treatment and policies that Vietnam needs to promote itself abroad. Hoang Nhan Chinh, head of the Viet Nam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) secretariat. Hoang Nhan Chinh, head of the Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB) secretariat Vietnam has experienced a boom in tourism over the past decade as the country climbed four places in WEF tourism competitiveness ranking. However, recent data shows Vietnam still reports low rates of repeat visits. Why is this? Vietnam ranks 63rd among 140 countries and territories in the recently released Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index (TTCI) 2019 released by the World Economic Forum (WEF), jumping four places from the latest 2017 ranking. Compared to regional peers, Vietnam has achieved the largest overall improvement in competitiveness as other competitors just stepped up three places or even receded. The country had the largest strides in ICT … [Read more...] about Friendly visa policies help VN greet more big spenders
By Dr. Tung Bui, Faculty Director of Vietnam Executive MBA, University of Hawaii The year 2014 has been so far a great start for most of the world’s real estate markets. As 2013 was a great year for the stock markets, many investors are cashing in profits and moving some of their funds to real estate. Sell high, buy low, as one would say it. Illustrative photo. Apartment buildings in Hanoi Most notably, foreign investments in the real estate market have been just astounding. Chinese investors made the headline this morning in Australia as they spent almost $US.5.5 billion in Australia’s real estate market last year. According to ABC News in Australia, about 12% of new homes in Australia were bought by Chinese nationals in 2013. Credit Suisse reports that Chinese purchased 18% and 14% of new homes in Sydney and Melbourne respectively. Facing slower growth forecasts at home, and thanks to the new government policy called “Go Global”, Chinese are now in a … [Read more...] about NEWS BRIEF & COMMENT: Reviving the lackluster real estate in Vietnam with foreign investments?
Binh Dinh is considered a paradise in Viet Nam’s central region for its many pristine beaches and islands as well as its cultural and historical sites. About 25km from Quy Nhơn City, Kỳ Co Beach is famous for its natural landscape. They include Hòn Khô, Eo Gió, Hầm Hô, Phương Mai Sand Dunes, Cù Lao Xanh, the Chăm tower system, famous art of bài chòi (a diverse art combining music, poetry, acting, painting and literature) and traditional festivals such as martial arts and specialties of aromatic flavours. Nguyễn Văn Chiến, a veteran in Hà Nội who had fought against US troops in Bình Định during the American War, said he and a group of his friends will celebrate the national victory on April 30 by touring the province to visit Hầm Hô in Tây Sơn District’s Tây Phú Commune. Chiến’s friend, Huỳnh Long, said … [Read more...] about Binh Dinh, a paradise in central Vietnam
Donald Trump denied China's statement that the economic superpowers had agreed a plan to roll back tariffs as trade talks progress. (Photo: AFP/Mandel Ngan) Expectations Beijing and Washington will agree a mini-pact have fuelled an equity rally for the past few weeks. Hopes had been given an added boost Thursday after China said the two sides had agreed to roll back some tariffs as the negotiations progress. But the US side sent out some confusing signals after that announcement, before US President Donald Trump denied such an agreement, leaving investors scratching their heads. Still, White House trade adviser Peter Navarro provided a lift to sentiment, saying Trump could postpone tariffs on Chinese goods scheduled to take effect in December. The S&P 500 and Dow both ended at fresh all-time highs. "President Trump's speech on Tuesday at the New York Economic Club offers the perfect soapbox for (him) to make a big political splash on both the US-China trade talks and section 232 … [Read more...] about Asian markets down on trade uncertainty, unrest hits Hong Kong