A bio-electrical power plant will be built in the midland province of Phu Tho to generate electricity from biomass such as rice straw, trunks of maize, beans, peanuts, and cassava.
The Phu Tho People’s Committee granted an investment license for the project, said the provincial department of planning and investment.
With a design capacity of 40MW, the VND1.16 trillion Biomass plant is expected to produce 331.5 million kWh per year with state-of-the-art technology imported from G8 countries.
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The two campaigns are politically and humanely significant and uphold the traditional mutual affection among Vietnamese people, said Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
PM Dung made the statement at a conference to review the 15-year and 10- year status of “All people build a cultural life in residential areas” and “Day for the Poor” campaigns opening in Hanoi on October 18.
Speaking at the conference, also attended by Ha Thi Khiet, member of the Party secretariat, Chairman of the Vietnam...
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Venezuela’s Culture Week opened at the National Library in Hanoi on October 18 to display the daily lives of Venezuela’s people and their nation.
The five-day exhibition was co-organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Venezuelan embassy.
The Culture Week includes traditional dance performances by Venezuelan artists and different kinds of art troupes.
An exhibition was also held after the opening event to display 30 photos taken by Venezuelan photographer Rafael Salvatore as well...
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22 Vietnamese businesses are showcasing their food, beverage, agricultural, and aquatic products at the 24th SIAL Paris, which opened on October 17.
The biennial event is the world’s largest international food and beverage trade exhibition in 2010 with the participation of food and beverage companies from 188 countries around the world.
Vietnam’s pavilion has attracted a large number of visitors and many transactions have been made since the beginning of the exhibition.
The five-day event offers a very good opportunity...
The overseas Vietnamese community in Germany and Netherlands called on Vietnamese nationals to support flood victims in Vietnam’s central region.
The announcement was made by the Thai Binh Compatriot Association in Dong Xuan market – a big trade fair run by Vietnamese in Berlin on October 16 with mottoes and banners upheld for support of flood victims in the central region. Many Vietnamese businessmen, customers and foreigners actively supported these charity activities.
On October 6, the association also called...
Keywords: VictimsIn GermanyOverseas VietnameseDong Xuan MarketThe Vietnamese EmbassyMany Vietnamese
Localities should co-ordinate with police and soldiers to evacuate people to safe areas, said Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development (MARD) Cao Duc Phat on October 18.
The Central Steering Committee for Flood Prevention and Control held an urgent meeting on October 18 to assist in overcoming consequences of Storm Megi and asked localities to actively cope with the storm.
At the meeting, MARD Minister Phat, also head of the Steering Committee for the Flood Prevention and Control asked...
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Super Typhoon Megi slammed into the northern Philippines Monday causing landslides in mountainous areas, tearing roofs off houses, whipping up huge waves along the coast and killing at least one person.
Schools were closed and thousands of people were evacuated across the north of the Philippines' main island of Luzon ahead of the strongest storm to pummel the country this year, rescue and relief officials said.
The northeastern provinces of Isabela and Cagayan were the first to feel the typhoon's...
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Vietnam Airlines will open five more international flight routes from Da Nang City to Hong Kong, Taipei, Seoul, Guang Zhou and Singapore.
There will be one flight per week to and from Taipei , two flights per week for travel to and from Hong Kong, Guang Zhou and Seoul , and four flights per week to and from Singapore .
This increase is expected to welcome 1,000 passengers.
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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a decision to upgrade Thai Nguyen City to a first-tier city, affiliated to Thai Nguyen province, a milestone in its 48-year growth and development.
A ceremony was held in Thai Nguyen on October 17 to announce the decision and to mark the 80th anniversary of its establishment, in the presence of Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.
For nearly five decades, Thai Nguyen’s Party Committee, administration and people have spared no effort to turn...
Keywords: Thai NguyenEconomic DevelopmentThai Nguyen CitySocioParty CommitteeproportionMr Dung
A new circular on controlling the cost of pharmaceuticals is being drafted to regulate prices and strengthen managerial responsibility, the Drug Administration of Vietnam has reported.
Under the circular, medicine manufacturers will be denied a register number if they do not specify prices or give notice of price increases.
The authorities will fix an average price increase to be funded by the State or Health Insurance to prevent price hikes caused by business deals through an intermediary.
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Heavy rain and floods have made thousands of people in the central region homeless as thousands of houses are under water.
The water level in rivers from Nghe An to Quang Binh provinces continues to rise. By October 18, seven people had lost their lives and three had remained missing in Ha Tinh. Currently, 198 communes in all 12 districts in the province are still 3m-5m under water.
Floods have caused traffic congestion in areas along the National Highways,...
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Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is taking a hard line ahead of nuclear talks scheduled for next month with world powers skeptical of his government's intentions, local media reported on October 17.
Ahmadinejad said that Iran is ready to hold talks, but warned that his country won't yield any of its international rights to peaceful nuclear energy development, according to the reports.
"Holding talks with Iran is the best choice for you," Ahmadinejad was quoted by state-run Press TV as saying...
Keywords: AhmadinejadThe United StatesThe EuMeet AgainTalksNuclear EnergyRights
Work on construction of a paper plant started on October 17 in the Minh Quan industrial zone in Tran Yen district, the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai.
The Yen Bai paper mill is being constructed by Northern Paper Join Stock Company,
at a cost of VND1 trillion over two phases with a final annual capacity of 50,000 tonnes of paper, using modern and clean technologies.
The first phase of the project, worth VND300 billion with a...
Keywords: paperYen BaiTechnologiesgeneratecleanjoin
The 7th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO), which is the first one since the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) was officially established on January 1, 2010, will strengthen the relationship between the two sides and improve their trade relationships.
The annual exhibition will take place in Nanning, Guangxi, China from October 20-24, featuring 4,000 booths of Chinese and ASEAN businesses. It comprises the CAFTA Achievement Exhibition, activities on the theme of the CAEXPO Country of Honour: Indonesia, and other promotional campaigns,...
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The 7th China-ASEAN Expo (CAEXPO), which is the first one since the China-ASEAN Free Trade Area (CAFTA) was officially established on January 1, 2010, will strengthen the relationship between and improve their trade relationships.
The annual exhibition will take place in Nanning, Guangxi, China from October 20-24, featuring 4,000 booths of Chinese and ASEAN businesses. It comprises the CAFTA Achievement Exhibition, activities on the theme of the CAEXPO Country of Honour: Indonesia, and other promotional campaigns, along with a...
Keywords: AseanvalueFramework AgreementFiguresGuangxitotalBoasting