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Image : Cai Rang Floating – A must-see place in Mekong Delta

Cai Rang Floating – A must-see place in Mekong Delta

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EN VietNamNet - The Cai Rang Floating Market, a national intangible cultural heritage site, is on the 185-kilometre Hau River, a tributary of the Mekong River.

Image : Child of 'Britain's Schindler' appeals for help for refugees

Child of 'Britain's Schindler' appeals for help for refugees

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 29,2016

LONDON (AP) — The daughter of a stockbroker nicknamed 'Britain's Schindler' for saving Jewish children from the Nazis is appealing for today's child refugees to be treated with similar compassion.

Image : Dortmund claims 3 points against Sporting

Dortmund claims 3 points against Sporting

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 19,2016

LISBON, Portugal (AP) — Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Julian Weigl scored in the first half to lead Borussia Dortmund to a 2-1 win over Sporting Lisbon in their Champions League match on Tuesday.

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Binh Duong attracts US$25 billion in FDI

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According to deputy head of the Binh Duong Committee for Industrial Park Management Board Bui Minh Tri, the FDI projects, mostly small and medium-sized ones, have employed over 360,000 locals.

Since early this year, more than US$618 million of FDI has been invested into the construction of factories in IPs, he added.

Meanwhile, Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Nguyen Thanh Truc revealed that the province has nearly fulfilled the yearly target for FDI attraction, adding that a total of over US$1.1 billion in FDI has been licenced to be invested into 126 new projects and 68 projects currently underway.

The number of new projects located in IPs across the provinces stands at 99, worth US$709 million, and 46 projects underway added US$276 million in investment capital, Truc said.

So far, the province has constructed 28 IPs covering more than 9,000 hectares. In the next five years, the number of IPs is expected to increase to 34 taking up a total area of 14,790 hectares.

A 300 hectare IP in Bau Bang district will also be built to host firms in the support industry for the apparel sector, as part of efforts to take advantage of investment flow after the Trans-Pacific Partnership is signed.

Currently, the province, one of the major industrial hubs in the south, is prioritising FDI projects utilising high technology and located in IPs to ensure environmental protection, said Tri.

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South Sudan artists protest civil war with 'I am Tired'

JUBA, South Sudan (AP) — Musicians played lively tunes in South Sudan's capital, and pedestrians and market shoppers watched the impromptu concert with curiosity. A soldier in desert camouflage walked around, surveying the scene.As the drumming grew more insistent, the audience stood silent and motionless seemingly afraid to join the fun. Then the soldier started to breakdance.That broke the ice and women swayed to the beat. Soon children and adults were dancing, enjoying a rare respite from… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

WATCH: GSP confirms UFC comeback with spine-tingling video

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Big investors pour money into agriculture, organic food

The repeated alarms about unsafe food has brought great opportunity to several big investors, who have been pouring money into organic food projects.  In mid-March, Vinamilk, the nation’s leading dairy producer, inaugurated Vinamilk Organic Da Lat, the first organic milk cow farm in Vietnam that meets European standards. With initial investment capital of VND200 billion, the farm will raise 500 milk cows. Vinamilk began building the farm in 2014. Its CEO Mai Kieu Lien then believed that… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Sanchez rapid hat trick as Arsenal thrashes West Ham 5-1

LONDON (AP) — Alexis Sanchez produced a stunning second-half hat trick in 15 minutes as Arsenal cruised to a 5-1 victory over struggling West Ham on Saturday in the Premier League.Sanchez's hat trick, along with goals from Mesut Ozil and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain, ensured Arsene Wenger's side kept in touch with league leaders Chelsea.Saturday's haul saw Sanchez tie Diego Costa as the top scorer in the league with 11 goals this season. Sanchez has thrived since switching from the left wing to… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Abbas's Fatah set for rare congress as succession talk builds

Ramallah (Palestinian Territories) (AFP) - Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas's Fatah party holds its first congress since 2009 on Tuesday as the 81-year-old leader seeks to close ranks and fend off a key rival.While Abbas's advisers insist the congress is being held because it is overdue, some analysts see it as an opportunity for him to sideline allies of his exiled longtime rival Mohammed Dahlan.Talk of who will eventually succeed Abbas as Palestinian president has intensified, with the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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