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Vietnam and Mekong's delta erosion a large issue

Vietnam keeps fighting with the mother nature (and human acts) on Mekong's delta erosion for many years, results are not really positive at all. A total of 751 eroded areas with a total length of 976 km, over 20,000 households in several provinces need to be relocated to safe areas.  Cost-wise we talk on an embankment project costing US$11 million in Can Tho, US$17 million in Dong Thap and US$ 325,000 in Tien Giang (latest with a petition of US$ 28,7 million on prevention). Damage in infrastructure facilities such as power networks, national heritage sites and schools near the erosion facing danger, the citizens of Mekong delta had been suffering similar consequences for decades. Solutions are complex, but legal/illegal sand extraction to cover construction needs, low water sedimentation from Mekong river due to Chinese/Laotian dams, climate change among several others bring to the delta constant damage. https://vietnamnews.vn/society/1272740/mekong-delta-tightens-measures-to-fight

Love to see the bamboo village news and Vietnamese culture growing up!

The 'survival story' of a 600-year-old artisan village in Vietnam Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 11:03 GMT+7 Artisan Vo Van Dinh holds a decorative lamp made of bamboo by his villagers. Photo: Nhat Linh / Tuoi Tre In Hue, the former imperial capital of Vietnam, there is a special traditional artisan village. Despite many difficult obstacles in modern life, the village manages to find a new direction not only to exist but also to thrive remarkably over time. Bao La Village is located in Quang Phu Commune, Quang Dien District, Thua Thien-Hue Province. The Bao La Weaving Collective, which brings together most of the village's bamboo weaving factories, is inundated with orders these days after the COVID-19 pandemic caused difficulties for months. The 'new face' of Bao La  Vo Van Dinh, director of the collective, pointed to a large yard built with materials and new trees while telling  Tuoi Tre  (Youth) newspaper about the new plans for the future. "Our collective has be

Mining in Vietnam without license brings consequences

  Unlicensed stone mining firm fined $42,700 over illegal quarrying in Vietnam Wednesday, July 27, 2022, 15:00 GMT+7 The illegal granite stone quarrying site of Tu Mai Tu Mai Construction – Trading Joint Stock Company in Phu Yen Province, Vietnam. Photo: Nhu Ngoc / Tuoi Tre Authorities of Phu Yen Province in south-central Vietnam have imposed a VND1 billion (US$42,700) fine on Tu Mai Construction – Trading Joint Stock Company for administrative violations in mineral extraction. On May 22, officials in Song Hinh District and Duc Binh Tay Commune inspected the area at the foot of Hon Giang Mountain and discovered signs of illegal stone mining on a ​​0.2ha land lot. At the working session, Dang Duc Tu, chairman of Tu Mai Company, admitted that from April 28 to May 19, this company illegally quarried granite in the area, scooping up the amount of buried stone. The mining company does not have an operation license issued by a designated agency. Furthermore, the company was found to have con

New waste to energy plan starts operations in Hanoi

  Hope this new waste-to-energy plant which started operations in Hanoi, Vietnam’s capital, supports the urgency of waste treatment at this point on time. With 4,000 tons of trash burned a day, the amount of electricity produced by the plant would be around 75MW. The plant will use around 15-20 percent of this and sell the rest to the state-run Vietnam Electricity corporation. Waste management continues to be a huge issue and circular economy, recycling individual habits and public sector collection are key. Vietnam's largest waste-to-energy plant begins operation By  Vo Hai Mon, 7/25/2022 | 20:31 (GMT+7)  Vietnam's largest waste-to-energy plant, capable of handling 4,000 tons of dry waste a day, began operations Monday morning in Hanoi. Trash is piled up inside a chamber of the Soc Son waste-to-energy plant in Hanoi. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh  The first generator of the Soc Son plant, which has a capacity of 15MW, joined the national grid at around 8:05 a.m. It will burn a

Shortage of staff and hospitality workers in Vietnam

The need of change of hospitality in Vietnam is a must: human resources and labor shortage to be revamped are a must. Issue is the result of several years of no action: outdated education programs, no real investment in staff and management growth by private & public sectoe, use & throw manpower without care at most destinations,… Advices and support had been always on the ministries involved tables, also close to private sector, shortage will be present for long years if little action and no proper plan is executed. A worker shortage in the hospitality sector spurred by the Covid-19 pandemic has led to the rush for hiring One Monday morning, Ha Nguyen (name changed), a customer service officer working for a premium real estate group based in HCMC, received a phone call from a stranger. The stranger referred to her by name, greeted her intimately and then introduced a “tremendous” new job opportunity. “This job was appealing thanks to the high salary and ample opportunities,” H

Ho Chi Minh City apps should not be enough to handle waste management

  Waste management in Ho Chi Minh City is an importand and not correctly handled issue for decades. The city generates about 9,500 tonnes of domestic waste each day, equivalent to about 3 million tonnes per year. Waste management is now quite complicated, involving a set of actions in collection, storage, transporting, treatment, and a final disposal that is environmentally adequate. Collecting, transporting and treating this huge amount of waste poses challenges to the city authorities, who are seeking to implement advanced technologies to improve performance. Time to change habits, for individuals and corporate alike, and to implement a full circular economy as soon as possible in Vietnam. HCM City eyes advanced waste-management technologies The HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment is promoting the application of advanced technologies in waste management in order to manage effectively large amounts of waste generated in the city. The “Grac” app is being used by wa