FAO funds forestry project in Vietnam

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FAO funds forestry project in Vietnam

(VOV) - The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has agreed to provide funding of US$500,000 to the Forest and Farm Facility (FFF) for the 2014-2017 period.

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Local company joins South East Asia’s largest law firm

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Local company joins South East Asia’s largest law firm

(VOV) - Rajah & Tann LCT Lawyers – Vietnam and seven foreign law firms have merged to form Rajah & Tann Asia, the largest law firm in South East Asia (SEA).

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Flood death toll rises to 45 in Cambodia

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At least 45 people in Cambodia have died and thousands of families have been evacuated from homes to higher grounds in floods caused by monsoon rains and rivers overflowing their banks, a senior official said on August 21.

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Vietnam's satellite orbit adjusted to dodge probable collision

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Vietnam's satellite orbit adjusted to dodge probable collision

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam’s first earth-observing satellite, VNREDSat-1, changed its orbit to duck a possible collision with another object cruising at high speed last week, the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology said on Wednesday.

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Only 40 pct of rural household solid waste collected: statistics

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Only 40 pct of rural household solid waste collected: statistics

Nearly 70 percent of Vietnam’s population are living in rural areas, producing over 31,500 tonnes of household solid waste a day, of which between 40 and 55 percent is collected, data has showed.

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Flappy bird creator Dong Nguyen offers swing copters game

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Flappy bird creator Dong Nguyen offers swing copters game

Flappy Bird creator Dong Nguyen, who pulled that mobile game from the market because he said its popularity was ruining his life, released a new game on Apple Inc. and Google Inc. (GOOG) online stores called Swing Copters.

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Stronger typhoons, harsher drought to hit Vietnam under El Ninõ

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Stronger typhoons, harsher drought to hit Vietnam under El Nino

Fewer but stronger typhoons are expected to hit Vietnam this year ahead of a harsh drought brought on by El Ninõ conditions, meteorologists said

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‘Air plants’ appeal to aficionados in southern Vietnam

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‘Air plants’ appeal to aficionados in southern Vietnam

Recently, 'air plants,' which typically grow without soil and thrive merely on air and with minimal care, have been selling like hot cakes across Mekong Delta provinces in southern Vietnam.

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Laos-located Don Sahong hydropower project impacts discussed

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Hydropower projects on the Mekong River, including the Don Sahong in Laos , will pose a threat to the balance of water, fish, and alluvium resources, while harming the ecosystem in the Mekong Delta region, said an expert on climate change.

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Rice research programme committee shaped

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Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Cao Duc Phat has approved the establishment of a Steering Committee for the National Rice Research Programme till 2020.

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New reservoir system will help prevent flooding in HCM City

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New reservoir system will help prevent flooding in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City authorities are planning to build a system of reservoirs that will help regulate water levels and decrease flooding by 30 percent.

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List of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment

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List of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment

PM Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a list of 127 national projects calling for foreign investment from now to 2020.

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Sri Lanka to buy Vietnamese rice

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VietNam News English 5 day(s) ago

Sri Lanka's Minister of Industry and Commerce, Rishad Badiutheen, has asked Vietnamese exporters to supply 15,000 tonnes of rice to his country.

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Siemens wins €650m wind turbine contract

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Siemens wins €650m wind turbine contract

German engineering giant Siemens said on Thursday (Aug 21) it has won a contract worth €650 million (S$1.07 billion, US$862 million) to supply wind turbines to Norwegian power groups Statoil and Statkraft.

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MobiFone in the blocks ready for equitisation progress

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MobiFone in the blocks ready for equitisation progress

VietNamNet Bridge – The face of Vietnam’s telecommunications sector is to change with major restructuring set to attract a host of foreign investors and allow the local telco market to finally deliver on its rich promise.

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