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Image : Annual suicide rates peak due to depression

Annual suicide rates peak due to depression

person Orange Themes access_time Apr 07,2017

Baomoi - Between 36,000 and 40,000 people in Vietnam commit suicide per year among the sharp rise in the number of local people living with depression.

Image : 13-year-old ‘driver’ causes chaos on bus rampage in northern Vietnam

13-year-old ‘driver’ causes chaos on bus rampage in northern Vietnam

person Orange Themes access_time Oct 21,2016

Luckily nobody died, but one girl was injured after being knocked off her bicycle.

Image : Steel imports rise to all-time record high

Steel imports rise to all-time record high

person Orange Themes access_time Jun 14,2016

Steel imports into Vietnam surged in the first quarter of 2016 to their highest level on record, in spite of government efforts to stem the tide of shipments from overseas, particularly those from China, the largest producer.

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7 things scare foreign tourists in Vietnam: Deputy PM

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7 things scare foreign tourists in Vietnam: Deputy PM
A voluntary youth helping tourists crossing the street in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Diep Duc Minh Seventy percent of international tourists do not return to Vietnam for a second time and there are seven things that scare many of them away, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said at a tourism promotion conference in Quang Nam Tuesday. They are robberies, minor thefts, traffic gridlock, traffic accidents, services quality, dirty toilets, and pollution, he said. “Vietnam is a promising destination but it lacks three vital elements: competence [of relevant agencies], services and specific products.” A day earlier the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism proposed setting up a tourism promotion fund with an initial corpus of at least VND300 billion ($13.11 million). Hue said the problem facing Vietnam’s tourism is lack of creativity, not lack of money. “A recent seven-minute video about Vietnam tourism, made using a fly-cam and in nine languages by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has been effective in promoting [the country] to the world.” Last month the tourism ministry drafted a plan that targets annual revenues of US$30 billion and a 10 percent share of GDP by 2020. Vietnam earned VND338 trillion ($15.1 billion) last year after attracting more than 7.9 million international visitors and 57 million domestic tourists. It attracted more than 4.7 million international visitors in the first half of this year, a 21 percent increase year-on-year. It hopes to attract 14-15 million foreign visitors a year by 2020 and create around 3.5 million jobs in the tourism sector, according to the tourism ministry. Read on the original site
Vietnamese province OK’s multiple projects to destroy 1,000ha of forest

Authorities in Phu Yen Province, in south-central Vietnam, have approved 21 projects that they claim will give the local economy a boost, albeit at the cost of over 1,000 hectares of forestland. The province had previously been found to authorize the clearance of over 140 hectares of forest for a golf course, hotel and resort complex without the approval of the country’s prime minister. More concerning, however, is the fact that leaders in Phu Yen are allowing such grand-scale deforestation… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Canada calls for release for kidnapped couple in Afghanistan

TORONTO (AP) — Officials in Canada are calling for the unconditional release of a Canadian man and his American wife following the release of a video that appears to show them begging for their governments to intervene with their Afghan captors on their behalf.The video, which was uploaded to YouTube on Monday and has not been independently verified by The Associated Press, shows Canadian Joshua Boyle and American Caitlan Coleman, who were kidnapped in Afghanistan in 2012.In the video, Coleman… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Josh Brown is gone, but the Giants' reputation faces a long road back | Politi

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Philippines' Duterte warns China of 'reckoning'

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte warned Wednesday of a "reckoning" with China if there was no resolution to a tense dispute over rival claims to the South China Sea (Vietnam's East Sea). An international tribunal ruled last month that China's claims to most of the strategically vital waters had no legal basis, in what was seen as a sweeping victory for the Philippines, which filed the case. Duterte repeatedly had said he did not want to anger China with an aggressive response, and sent an… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Thailand's King Bhumibol, world's longest-reigning monarch, dies

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