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New Phu Quoc resort claims international award
The resort was honored for outstanding sustainable practices and environmental achievements.
It employs sustainable use of materials, energy and space in line with guidance and policies issued by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
The Green Era Award is organized annually by the France Otherways Management & Consultants Association to reward and recognize global models for sustainable development from individuals and organizations worldwide.
Vo Trong Nghia was recently named one of the world's four edgiest architects by the New York Post.
His company, Vo Trong Nghia Architects, now comprises 50 local and international architects.
The company is well known for having designed the Vietnamese pavilions for the World Expos in Shanghai (2010) and Milan (2015).
It has won five World Architecture Festival Awards, and in 2012, Nghia was named Architect of the Year in Vietnam.
Trump firm on agenda but says Americans have nothing to fear
President-elect Donald Trump has vowed to move aggressively on a conservative agenda in filling Supreme Court vacancies, cracking down on immigration and cutting taxes, but also sought to reassure worried Americans they have nothing to fear from his presidency. Setting aside the strident tone of his campaign, the 70-year-old assumed a gentler manner in his first television interview since his shock election, saying he was "saddened" by reports of harassment of Muslims and Hispanics, and telling… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Hoang Cau – A street for food in Hanoi
Fish noodle soup, goby fish hot pot and noodles and fried tofu are attractive dishes that make Hoang Cau Street in Hanoi always crowded with customers.Hoang Cau Street is not too long and situated between De La Thanh Street and Thai Ha Street. It is a gathering place of many eateries from all parts of Vietnam.Fish Noodle Soup The fish noodle soup is always crowded because of reasonable price and the quality and good attitude of its shopkeeper.Dishes are attractively prepared like a colorful… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Safe-tea growers struggle amid mushrooming low-quality processing facilities
Harvesting tea. Photo by Vuong Duong Nguyen Poor planning and fragmented production cycle with mushrooming impromptu processing plants are jeopardizing the quality of Vietnamese tea products while making it hard for responsible growers to strive. Solutions for safe tea production and increasing value added of Vietnamese tea were discussed at an agricultural extension forum held on June 10 in the country’s “tea province” of Thai Nguyen. Dr. Phan Huy Thong, director of the National Agriculture… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Paris at year's high as European, US stocks extend gains
New York (AFP) - European markets rose Tuesday as Paris stocks reached the year's highest level and Italian banks surged, while US stocks finished at yet another record.Markets have held their ground despite Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation following his defeat in Sunday's referendum, which came in the wake of recent shock votes in Britain and the United States.The year has seen a wave of anti-establishment populism, which included Britain's vote to leave the EU and the US… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
Kremlin says Putin-Trump call set for Saturday
MOSCOW (AP) — Russian President Vladimir Putin is set to speak by phone with U.S. President Donald Trump over the weekend, the Kremlin said Friday.Putin's spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters that the conversation is scheduled for Saturday. They last spoke when Putin congratulated Trump on his victory shortly after his election.Peskov said that Putin wants to congratulate Trump on taking office, adding that the two leaders are also expected to "exchange views about main parameters of current… chat_bubble_outline Read More...