Scrap metal divers brave hazardous river

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VietnamNet English 34 month(s) ago

Scrap metal divers brave hazardous river

VietNamNet Bridge – Every day, barefoot divers in HCM City, nicknamed ‘'otters'', dive to the bottom of the Sai Gon River flowing through the city in search of scrap metal.

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Impounded vehicles turn into scrap metal

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Báo Dân Trí English 48 month(s) ago

Impounded vehicles turn into scrap metal

Thousands of cars, motorbikes and other vehicles which were confiscated or temporarily held by police in Hanoi for traffic violations are on the verge of turning into scrap metal.

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Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammo

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

Waste fears as Afghan soldiers cash in on spent ammo

Zahir Jan, a scrap metal dealer in the southern Afghan province of Helmand, pays about 175 Afghani ($2.55) per kilo of spent cartridge casings and has no trouble finding supplies from poorly paid soldiers and policemen looking for extra cash.

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For Vietnamese scrap metal hunters, tiny income courts UXO danger

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Báo Thanh Niên English 6 month(s) ago

For Vietnamese scrap metal hunters, tiny income courts UXO danger

For many people in Hong Van Commune, the war is not over.

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The “bomb cutting village” in Quang Tri

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Báo Đầu Tư English 6 month(s) ago 1 related news

The “bomb cutting village” in Quang Tri

Tan Hiep Village in Cam Tuyen Commune, Cam Lo District in the central province of Quang Tri is called the "bomb sawing village" because nearly 90% of the villagers used to earn their living searching for scrap metal left from wars.

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Children blamed for stealing guardrail bolts on Hanoi highway

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Báo Dân Trí English 18 month(s) ago

Children blamed for stealing guardrail bolts on Hanoi highway

Management of the Hanoi-Lao Cai Highway say children stole bolts securing guardrails to sell as scrap metal.

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Toy ships drop anchor in Bookworm

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VietNam News English 27 month(s) ago

Bookworm is hosting an exhibition of tin toys made of scrap metal which are usually sold on streets during the Mid-Autumn Festival.

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WWII bomb blast in Thailand kills seven, injures 19: officials

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 32 month(s) ago

WWII bomb blast in Thailand kills seven, injures 19: officials

At least seven people died and 19 others were injured Wednesday when a massive World War II bomb exploded at a scrap metal warehouse in Bangkok as workers tried to cut it open, officials said.

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‘Otter’ villages along Saigon River

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 37 month(s) ago

‘Otter’ villages along Saigon River

Skilled at diving since their childhood growing up along the bank of the Saigon River, ‘otters’ are untrained in any career and choose to earn their living by diving for scrap metal at the bottom of the river.

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Wartime scrap reborn as works of art

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VietNam News English 49 month(s) ago

Wartime scrap reborn as works of art

Visitors to an exhibition that opened in Ha Noi on Monday praised the way Vietnamese people had used optimism, creativity and ingenuity during hard times to transform scrap metal from weapons into objects such as oil lamps, ashtrays, furniture and even musical instrument.

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11-year-old boy killed by Vietnam War bomb in Quang Binh

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Báo Thanh Niên English 56 month(s) ago

A boy in central Vietnam was killed and two others severely injured as they smashed a rusted iron ball for scrap metal without knowing it was a cluster bomb until it exploded.

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Green workplace aids safety

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VietnamNet English 57 month(s) ago

Green workplace aids safety

VietNamNet Bridge – Already looking older than his 42 years, Nguyen Van Quy has unsettled his younger colleagues by coughing ceaselessly throughout the day. Quy, a scrap metal recycler at a small private workshop on Ha Noi's La Thanh Street, says he is fed up with medicine.

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Green workplace aids safety

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VietNam News English 57 month(s) ago

Green workplace aids safety

Already looking older than his 42 years, Nguyen Van Quy has unsettled his younger colleagues by coughing ceaselessly throughout the day. Quy, a scrap metal recycler at a small private workshop on Ha Noi's La Thanh Street, says he is fed up with medicine.

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Ancient treasure unearthed in Vietnamese city

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Báo Thanh Niên English 58 month(s) ago

A scrap metal picker has disappeared after reportedly finding at a construction site in Da Nang hoard of gold and ancient relics, believed to have been buried in a Cham Pa civilization (877-1693 CE) grave site.

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64 UXOs found among scrap metal in southern Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 59 month(s) ago 1 related news

A military command in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta on Tuesday said that they have defused 64 cluster bombs allegedly coming from local rivers.

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