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Toward sustainable tourism in Cao Bang
Ban Gioc Waterfall, one among many renowned tourist destinations in Cao Bang.
No more overcrowding, spontaneous business activities or street garbage.
Services and business activities have been well-planned under the local administration.
Considering tourism the local spearhead sector, the local government has invested in building tourism clusters to better serve visitors.
Not only have the projects improved local tourism infrastructure, but they have also created jobs for locals, thus, increasing their incomes.
With a 300-km border line, local authorities have encountered difficulties in managing and developing tourism activities.
Beside economic development, ensuring social welfare and national sovereignty is a key task for local authorities.
There are now 251 relic sites, with two getting special national status.
The province is planning to boost local tourism promotion programmes in the 2015 – 2020 period.
Vladimir Putin Honors Slain Russian Ambassador at Ceremony in Moscow
Russian President Vladimir Putin joined those paying their respects at a ceremony in Moscow today for Russia's ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov, who was assassinated Monday.Karlov was killed during an appearance at the Museum of Modern Art in Ankara, the capital. The attack in one of the museum's art galleries was captured on camera. Today's funeral for the fallen ambassador was in two parts, starting with an open-casket ceremony in Russia's foreign ministry building in Moscow, where… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
'Game of Thrones' wins leading 12 Emmys
The cast of HBO's "Game of Thrones" pose backstage with their award for Oustanding Drama Series at the 68th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles, California U.S., September 18, 2016. Photo by Reuters/Mario Anzuoni Fantasy drama series "Game of Thrones" and comedy "Veep" proved repeat winners for cable giant HBO at the Emmy awards on Sunday, but newcomers and actors of color also made their mark in a ceremony where election-year politics played large. Fan favorite "Game of Thrones," went into… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
70 years of food porn at lowly noodle stall
With its first generation of customers now in their 90s and many having departed this world, a ‘hu tiu’ stall has managed to stand the tests of time, delivering the essence of southern street gastronomy for the last seven decades. Standing small on Ton That Thiep Street at the heart of District 1, Saigon, a food stall named Thanh Xuan doesn’t seem to have been affected by the billboard and neon era, refusing to use gaudy methods to attract passers-by. The only marketing trick is the aroma of… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
China to cut foreign football player numbers on pitch
Beijing (AFP) - The Chinese Football Association (CFA) announced Monday that it is reducing the number of foreign players a team can field as the country's cash-rich clubs continue to lure international talent.Teams in the top-flight Chinese Super League will be able to field no more than three foreigners per match when the new 2017 season begins in March, according to the new rules posted on the official CFA web site.Previously four non-Chinese players were allowed, provided one was from an… chat_bubble_outline Read More...
UN chief condemns violence in Central African Republic
United Nations (United States) (AFP) - UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Tuesday condemned violence in the Central African Republic, one day after four people were killed and 14 others wounded in the capital of Bangui.The violence took place during demonstrations called by a coalition of civil society groups protesting against United Nations peacekeepers.The demonstrators demanded the withdrawal of the UN's more than 10,000-strong MINUSCA mission over alleged failures to stop a rise of armed… chat_bubble_outline Read More...