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Gardens of tropical fruit langsat – new tourist destinations
Many farmers in Vietnam’s southwestern region can earn a lot of money from offering tourism services at their gardens of tropical fruit - langsat (Lansium domesticum).
A ticket to these gardens is VND25,000 for adults and VND15,000 for children.
Visitors are offered free langsat but are not allowed to pick the fruits.
Harvest season is from March to August.
SMEs coming up short
Common attitudes among experts and businesspeople towards small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) hint at the ineffectiveness of support policies for the sector. It’s been said that “they are afraid to grow” or “they just can’t grow”, which may appear to fly in the face of the fact that they contribute 31 per cent of State budget revenue, account for 35 per cent of investment capital, employ more than 5 million people, and contribute nearly 50 per cent to Vietnam’s GDP growth. The truth is,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Monthly JE vaccination schedule benefits 2 mln children
Monthly Japanese encephalitis (JE) vaccination schedule benefits 2 million children. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – About 2 million children (91.1 percent) aged 1-5, nationwide have received two doses of vaccine against Japanese encephalitis (JE) since the vaccine began to be provided free of charge on a monthly basis a year ago. According to the Ministry of Health’s General Department of Preventive Medicine, Vietnam has adopted a monthly schedule for JE vaccination in the national expanded… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
For ADHD, start with behavior therapy, not drugs: CDC
TUESDAY, May 3, 2016 -- Behavior modification therapy is preferable to drugs for treating children 2 to 5 years old who have attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, U.S. health officials say. "Behavior therapy has been shown to help improve symptoms in young children with ADHD and can be as effective as medicine, but without the side effects," said Dr. Anne Schuchat, principal deputy director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "Research has shown that the benefits of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
McIlroy pulls out of Turkish Airlines Open
SHANGHAI (AP) — Rory McIlroy pulled out of the Turkish Airlines Open next week, leaving him a long shot to capture the Race to Dubai on the European Tour.McIlroy presumably withdrew over security concerns. A car explosion in the parking lot of the Antalya Trade and Industry Chamber on Tuesday slightly injured about a dozen people. The tournament will be held at Regnum Carya Golf & Spa Resort in Antalya.Turkey has been rocked by a wave of deadly bomb attacks in the past 18 months blamed on… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Six damaged boats stop operating in Ha Long Bay
The People’s Committee of northern Quang Ninh Province’s Ha Long City has suspended operations of six tourist cruise boats in Ha Long and Bai Tu Long bays. Quang Ninh Province’s Ha Long Bay. Several incidents of tourist boat fires have been reported here in recent years, affecting its reputation. The boats will no longer be used for sightseeing rides and overnight stays, the committee said.Five of the six banned boats, coded Hung Long QN-1156, Hoa Phuong 02 QN-4239, White Dolphine QN-4894,… chat_bubble_outline Read More...