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Agency leader prompts dyke reinforcement to cope with erratic natural disasters

Agency leader prompts dyke reinforcement to cope with erratic natural disasters

In an interview with Sai Gon Giai Phong Newspaper, Mr. Vu Xuan Thanh, deputy chief of the General Department of Natural Disaster Prevention and Control under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development, emphasized the need of fortifying the dyke system to cope with natural disasters, which have been erratic and not followed laws of nature.
Vietnam mechanical industry attracts Japanese businesses

Vietnam mechanical industry attracts Japanese businesses

Japanese businesses highly appreciated the potential of Vietnam's supporting industry at Vietnam's international exhibition on machine tools and metalworking solutions for production upgrade (Metalex 2019).
Song covers: an unintentional illegal practice

Song covers: an unintentional illegal practice

In Vietnam, it is awfully common for hit songs to be covered, in other words sung again by other people. In fact, there have been a number of Internet sensations who went from covering songs to mainstream singers. Along with the trend comes controversies surrounding the legality of covering songs without permission.
Smart city building needing synchronous link to urban common system

Smart city building needing synchronous link to urban common system

The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) People’s Committee yesterday held a working session with Advanced International Joint Stock Company (AIC) and leaders from agencies to introduce guidance on technological solutions and investment implementation for smart city construction in district level.

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Thailand, India begin joint naval exercise

Thailand and India on October 19 began a joint naval exercise in the Bay of Bengal that involved helicopters from ships of both nations, according to Indian defence officials.

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Ecuadorian dragon fruits are successfully grown by farmer Nguyen Duy Khang. (Photo: SGGP)

Vietnamese farmers succeed in growing exotic fruits

Currently, several farmers have successfully grown various types of exotic fruits with productivity and quality as high as imported fruits. Owing to that, domestic consumers are now able to buy these products at lower prices than those of imported fruits.

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Science/technology

An introduction of a smart monitoring system in WHISE 2019

WHISE 2019 promotes innovative startup

The 2019 Ho Chi Minh City Innovation, Startup and Entrepreneurship Week (WHISE 2019) welcomed more than 150 innovative startup businesses, both domestic and international. This is the third time the event has been co-chaired by the HCMC People’s Committee and the Finnish Embassy in Vietnam.

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Firm fined US$15,505 for discharging wastewaster exceeding national limits

Thinh Long Company in the Mekong delta province of Ca Mau accused of violating environmental regulations yesterday paid administrative fine totaling VND360 million ($15,505) as per the decision of the Department of Environment Police under the Ministry of Public Security.

Lifestyle

In the center is the shrine of the Goddess Mariamman and in a relief above the shrine the goddess is seated with the gods Ganesha and Naaga on either side.

Saigon’s Most Popular Hindu Temple

For most first time Indian visitors to Vietnam, it comes as an absolute and very pleasant surprise to find a sacred Hindu Temple, which is still open for worship, in the very heart of a bustling downtown area of Saigon.