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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.
Ho Chi Minh City to close polluting cement mill after relocation falls through
The grinding factory of Ha Tien Cement Company in Ho Chi Minh City's Thu Duc District. Photo courtesy of Nguoi Lao Dong Ho Chi Minh City is going to shut down a major cement factory next week over environmental concerns after several attempts to relocate the plant. Ha Tien Cement, a leading producer in the country, has been ordered to end all operations at its grinding unit in the northeastern district of Thu Duc by December 31. The polluting plant, occupying a 104-hectare area near… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Vietnamese auto manufacturers swim against the stream
Thanh Cong and Truong Hai are determined to export cars, despite a cut in import tariffs on cars scheduled to take effect in 2018. Under bilateral and multilateral free trade agreements, the tariffs on car imports to Vietnam will be decreasing. Under ATIGA, for example, from 2018, the tariff on CBU imports from SE Asia will be cut to zero percent from 30 percent. The slashing of the import tariff on cars has put pressure on Vietnam’s automobile industry. Under bilateral and multilateral… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Hoi An plans to dismantle Japanese wood bridge for restoration
Hoi An's Japanese bridge receives 4,000 visitors every day. Photo: Nguyen Truc Hoi An authorities are planning to completely dismantle the Japanese bridge for conservation after international experts agreed it was the best way to save the 400-year-old icon. It was built by Japanese traders in the 17th century and appears on VND20,000 (nearly US$1) bills as a national relic. Vietnamese gave it another name -- Bridge Pagoda -- after a small shrine to a water god was added at one end in 1653. An… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Republicans projected to hold US House; Senate likely too
Washington (AFP) - Republicans will hold their majority in the US House of Representatives as expected, networks projected Tuesday, and appeared increasingly likely to maintain their grip on the Senate, where the battle for control is tighter.With the US election in full swing, the party of populist presidential candidate Donald Trump was on track to take 235 seats to the Democrats' 200, according to NBC's House model.That would be a 12-seat gain for Democrats, but still far short of what would… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Japanese hospitality investor docks at Da Nang
Route Inn Group from Japan will develop a coastal resort, the first of its kind in Viet Nam, with total investment of US$18 million, a Da Nang city official said. Coastal resorts and hotels are built along beach of Da Nang City. Real Estate projects remain a favourite investment magnet in the central city, attracting 25 FDI projects worth US$1.8 billion. Vice Director of Da Nang's Foreign Affairs Department Mai Dang Hieu said that this was the first investment by a Japanese company in the… chat_bubble_outline Read More...