Vietnam wins IAEA/FAO awards for radiation use in agriculture

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Vietnam wins IAEA/FAO awards for radiation use in agriculture

(VOV) - The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) recently honoured a number of countries, including Vietnam for their achievements in using radiation in agricultural production.

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Genetically-modified technology no magic wand for Vietnam’s agriculture

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VietnamNet English 5 day(s) ago

Genetically-modified technology no magic wand for Vietnam’s agriculture

VietNamNet Bridge – Scientists warn that genetically modified (GM) technology is not the “magic wand” that many people assume will increase crop yield and save domestic agricultural production.

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Social News 27/9

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Vietnam’s oldest woman receives Asian record certificate

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Disaster-resistant housing assistance benefits disadvantaged in central region

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Disaster-resistant housing assistance benefits disadvantaged in central region

Approximately 40,000 poor households in Central Vietnam’s flood risk areas are to receive assistance to build storm-resistant homes in an effort to ensure their safety and help them escape from poverty, a conference heard in Quang Nam province on September 26.

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Government builds 40,000 flood-resistant homes for poor people

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Government builds 40,000 flood-resistant homes for poor people

The authorities have decided to support a project to build 40,000 flood-resistant homes in 14 central provinces between 2014 to 2016.

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Da Nang builds storm resistant shelters for the disadvantaged

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(s) ago

A total of 320 disadvantaged households in the central City of Da Nang are building storm resistant shelters thanks to a project funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, an American philanthropic organisation

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Vietnam comes first in int’l earthquake engineering competition

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The Vietnamese team won first prize at the “Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Researching Schools (IDEERS)” competition in Taiwan, a design contest for earthquake resistant models.

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Mekong Delta produces 20.6 million tonnes of rice

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Mekong Delta produces 20.6 million tonnes of rice

The Mekong Delta has harvested 20.6 million tonnes of rice, planted during the winter-spring and summer-autumn sowing seasons, accounting for more than 82 percent of the region’s target, the Mekong Delta Rice Research Institute reported.

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Quake-resistant building nabs prize

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

Students from Duy Tan Private University won first prize in an earthquake engineering design competition held in Taiwan last week.

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Vietnam architect designs weather-resistant houses, $4,000 each, for rural dwellers

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Vietnam architect designs weather-resistant houses, $4,000 each, for rural dwellers

An award-winning Vietnamese architect has been pursuing a project to design houses that can withstand harsh weather conditions for countryside residents, especially in the Mekong Delta in southern Vietnam.

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Drought a prominent threat to Ninh Thuan

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Drought a prominent threat to Ninh Thuan

The central province of Ninh Thuan is facing a severe drought due to prolonged hot weather with little rain, which affects both local people’s daily life and farming activities.

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Bacteria-treated honey cures wounds and offers antibiotic resistance hope

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 week(s) ago

Swedish researchers have successfully cured treatment-resistant wounds in horses, using a mixture of various lactic acid bacteria found in bees' honey stomachs and honey itself. The successful trial could help the medical community overcome the growing problem of global antibiotic resistance.

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Government supports building of flood-proof houses

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VietnamPlus English 3 week(s) ago

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has signed a decision supporting the construction of flood-resistant houses for poor households in the central region.

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Government funds local flood shelters

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VietNam News English 1 month(s) ago

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has ordered the release of aid that will enable each poor household in Viet Nam's central region to build storm- and flood-resistant homes.

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Optimism is the antidote, says new World Bank chief

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Optimism is the antidote, says new World Bank chief

Whether treating patients with drug-resistant diseases in the slums of Haiti or trying to reverse the hopelessness of the world's poor, optimism is essential, insists World Bank President Jim Yong Kim.

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