Man injured in petrol station fire Đồng Nai General Hospital yesterday received a 22-year-old man with serious burns all over his body. The man, from Trảng Dài Ward, Biên Hòa City, is now being treated at the HCM City-based Chợ Rẫy Hospital after receiving first aid at Đồng Nai General Hospital. The man reportedly smoked while filling up at a petrol station in Hòa Bình Ward, Biên Hòa City, sparking a fire that left him with serious burns. Petrol station workers put out the flames with fire extinguishers and took him to the hospital. In another development, the Bình Dương Police yesterday checked the scene as part of their investigation into a boarding-house that went up in flames, leaving three people seriously burnt in Tân Đông Hiệp Ward, Dĩ An Town. An initial investigation showed that at 2am yesterday, Trần Văn Đông, 26, was sleeping in the boarding-house when he smelled petrol. Then the house caught fire. Đông shouted for help and ordered his wife, Nguyễn Thị Mai Phương, 26, and … [Read more...] about Social News 6/9
Biosphere reserve definition
Only 50km from Hochiminh City CBD to the southeast, an ecology real estate project is built entirele on the encroaching land with an area of 600 hectares, combining harmonious features of Can Gio mangroves and a standard of word-class urban planning, Saigon Sunbay is proud to bring a new definition for a lifestyle in the future. PotentialThe only place in the city with forest and sea, the forests, rivers and canals comprise more than 70ha of land area, adjacent to Pacific ocean, rich flora and fauna and are recognized as national UNESCO Biosphere Reverse in 2000. Can Gio district together great elements of urban development to develop ecotourism city. In the near future, Saigon Sunbay project will be an attraction place with residential, domestic and foreign tourists coming to Can Gio and increase. Central Zone: Is the heart of township with commercial activities, tourism, entertaiment for example festival on the beach, outdoor concerts, street walking and shopping, … [Read more...] about Saigon Sunbay – Where a new day starts
Belonging to Cat Ba Archipelago, which includes 367 islands, in the south of Ha Long bay, Cat Ba Island is only 30 km from Hai Phong city centre and 25 km from Ha Long city. Not at all is it a random thing when Cat Ba is also called PearlIsland (Dao Ngoc in Vietnamese). With a 70m altitude, and the post to overlook Lan Ha lagoon, Cat Ba lures tourists by its heavenly captivation. With an area of 140 km2 and population of 9000 people, it is proud to be the biggest island among the 1,969 islands in Ha Long bay. If you are considering a fresh-air and beautiful place to travel, just pack your stuff, stand up and fly to this magic land of blue Sky and Sea! The Biosphere reserve of the world! The archipelago has a global significance thanks to its plentiful species found nowhere else. It is home to the golden-headed langur (Trachypithecus poliocephalus), one of the top ten rare primates in the world due. Besides, visitors can find several precious habitat types here, including fringing … [Read more...] about Cat Ba island, Vietnam’s Pearl Island, a surprising heavenly landscape!
UNESCO – Vietnam: Productive and Fruitful Relationship The 8th World Congress is especially significant to UNESCO and to the World Federation of UNESCO Clubs, Centers, and Associations (WFUCA) because this congress will commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the WFUCA founding (1981-2011) and will review the milestones in development of the UNESCO non-governmental movement led by WFUCA. This will be an important and remarkable international event held this year in Vietnam. On this occasion, Vietnam Business Forum interviewed Mrs Katherine Muller-Marin, UNESCO Representative in Vietnam.Dang Yen reports. You have been in Vietnam for 2 years; how do you feel about our country and people? Vietnam has become a wonderful home for me. It is a home I enjoy with my family. I have learned to respect and to understand the culture as well as the nature of the Vietnamese people. I value very much the love that the Vietnamese have for their heritage and their desire to continue to be … [Read more...] about UNESCO – Vietnam: Productive and Fruitful Relationship
Vietnam concerned by ageing population International and national population experts agreed with the claims at a workshop to exchange international experience responding to ageing held recently in Ha Noi. The Viet Nam Ageing Survey in 2011 showed that more than 70 per cent of older people were still working with support from their descendants and families, and only nearly 30 per cent of them had pensions and social allowances. Agricultural land is gradually being cut back, and natural disasters are also taking their toll on elderly people's incomes. More than 17 per cent of the elderly live under the poverty line. "Up to 10 per cent of old people live alone, and that puts them at a disadvantage because their families should be there to support them," said Nguyen Van Tan, deputy director of the General Office for Population and Family Planning. The survey also showed that healthcare service for the elderly was also lacking. Only 13 per cent of elderly people in rural areas had … [Read more...] about Vietnam concerned by ageing population