Viet Nam congratulates Ban Ki-moon

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VietNamNet Bridge –Viet Nam congratulated Ban Ki-moon for winning a second term as chief of the United Nations, foreign ministry spokeswoman Nguyen Phuong Nga in Ha Noi said yesterday, June 23.

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Hydro-electric plants lack safety controls

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Hydro-electric plants lack safety controls

VietNamNet Bridge – Small hydroelectric plants play an important role in devel-oping the socio-economy at a local level, but they are also a danger to residents.

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U.S. Fed downgrades growth forecast this year

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U.S. Fed downgrades growth forecast this year

The U.S. economy is expected to grow between 2.7 to 2.9 percent this year, a downward revision from the April forecast, which saw growth possibly at 3.1 to 3.3 percent, said the Federal Reserve in a statement on Wednesday.

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Foreign contractors must give priority to recruiting Vietnamese

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Foreign contractors must give priority to recruiting Vietnamese

VietNamNet Bridge – “Foreigners who enter Vietnam to implement contracts or projects won by foreigners in Vietnam must give priority to recruit Vietnamese to do the jobs that Vietnamese are capable to do…”

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BUSINESS IN BRIEF 24/6

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Ministry rejects power price hike

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Sugar plants find it hard to sell electricity to EVN

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Sugar plants find it hard to sell electricity to EVN

VietNamNet Bridge – It is absolutely within the reach of sugar plants to spend money on building electricity plants. However, the fact that the Electricity of Vietnam, the only wholesale buyer, always set the purchase prices at low levels do not encourage sugar plants to invest in power.

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Experts ring alarm bell over heavy drain on iron ore reserve

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Experts ring alarm bell over heavy drain on iron ore reserve

VietNamNet Bridge – Ores, minerals and raw materials have been exported in masses, especially to China. Meanwhile, Vietnamese enterprises have to import the materials to maintain domestic production.

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Ocean life facing mass extinction: study

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Ocean life facing mass extinction: study

Global warming, overfishing, and other man-made problems are pushing life in the oceans to the brink of a mass extinction unprecedented in millions of years, a study showed on Tuesday.

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China warns US, deters neighbors

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China warns US, deters neighbors

VietNamNet Bridge – China, on June 22 urged the US to not get involved in the East Sea disputes. Beijing said that the US’ involvement may make the situation worse.

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Two more sites expect UNESCO recognition

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Two more sites expect UNESCO recognition

VietNamNet Bridge - The Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park and the Citadel of the Ho Dynasty of Vietnam are among 37 heritage sites proposed for inscription into the UNESCO World Heritage List as natural and cultural properties.

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Vietnam to strengthen defense ahead of Saudi game

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Vietnam to strengthen defense ahead of Saudi game

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam will strengthen its error-prone defensive wall to confront Saudi Arabia in the second leg of the 2012 Olympic qualifiers today after conceding a two-goal loss in the first leg last Sunday.

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Paracel Islands in Vietnam’s ancient textbook

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Paracel Islands in Vietnam’s ancient textbook

VietNamNet Bridge – A lecturer in the central city of Hue has announced his discovery of a map with Hoang Sa Archipelago (Paracel Islands) in a primary textbook under King Tu Duc dynasty.

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East Sea: Minor moves may become a big deal?

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East Sea: Minor moves may become a big deal?

VietNamNet Bridge – During the international conference on maritime security in the East Sea in Washington, USA on June 20-21, international scholars considered the possibility for clashes and an arms race in this region when related parties seem to have tougher attitude.

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Room rents escalate, students have to migrate to suburbs

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Room rents escalate, students have to migrate to suburbs

VietNamNet Bridge – Many students have become “smart consumers” when they decide to move to the suburbs, when the room rents have been escalating in the “price storm”.

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UN General Assembly elects Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser as president

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UN General Assembly elects Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser as president

The UN General Assembly on Wednesday elected Nassir Abdulaziz Al-Nasser, permanent representative of the state of Qatar as the president of its 66th Session, which is due to open this September.

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