"Every year's the same, whenever it rains, it floods. The water will recede in a few days. Every time it floods, the whole neighborhood has to take time off work, clothes and vehicles are damaged by the water too, which is costly," said Duong Tau Huong, 49, from Tra Vinh Province, who has worked in Saigon over the past four years. … [Read more...] about Saigon neighborhood still afloat days after heavy rains
Currently, the airline operates 13 domestic routes from Bangkok to Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, Krabi, Udon Thani, Hat Yai, Khon Kaen, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Ubon Ratchathani, Surat Thani plus direct flights from Chiang Rai to Phuket, Udon Thani, and Hat Yai. … [Read more...] about Thai Vietjet commences 10th domestic service in Thailand, linking Bangkok and Nakhon Si Thammarat
Starting from about this time, expats on social media will begin the ‘Is it raining yet?’ speculations. There was only one expat whose predictions I trusted and he’s gone now – so I’m back to using my trusty elbow extra-sensory powers and sticking my thumb out the window. It might also be a handy moment to dispense with the bloatware on your phone and update the weather app. Come to think of it, how come no one ever looks up anymore to check the weather? … [Read more...] about Is it raining yet?
Nguyen Chi Thien, deputy director of Long An Department of Agriculture and Rural Development said they had worked with Green and Green Agriculture Company to realise the plan to use UAV in agriculture. Each UAV can spray water or pesticides over 10 hectares of rice in eight hours, 30 times faster than people and can save up to 90% of the usual amount of water. Moreover, they can be easily applied in large fields or over rough terrains. Each UAV can carry 10 litres of water and proved to be safer since the farmers do not face prolonged exposure to chemicals for a long time. Thien said the use of UAV will help boost farm automation to improve productivity. Vuong Trong Nghia, chairman of An Long Cooperatives, said they had tried the UAV in Duc Hoa District. "We'll invest into the UAVs in the future," he said. Dinh Van Chan, director of An Hi-tech Agriculture Cooperatives, also tried the UAV and confirmed that it will be a huge help for farmers and limit the negative impact of … [Read more...] about Long An seeks better agricultural efficiency with UAV
The mountains, dense with old natural forests, seemed to invite us in, and it was an invitation we accepted as we began our descent. The thickness of the forest was such that we had to ensure we wouldn’t get lost by moving in a line, with the person in the front virtually creating a route. At several junctions we took the extra effort of blocking misleading turns with rocks and tree trunks so others could avoid getting lost later on. … [Read more...] about On difficult but beautiful trekking route Ta Nang-Phan Dung