HCM City’s Department of Planning and Architecture has proposed to the government to open a road or railway route dedicated to container trucks entering Cat Lai Port. Cargo vessels anchored at Cat Lai Port in HCM City. – VNA/VNS Photo Ha Thai This is to avoid these vehicles from using urban roads for transporting goods and leading to traffic congestion. Previously, the government had approved a plan to establish a rail route to Cat Lai Port to transport goods. But the plan was abolished in 2013. Late last year, HCM City had once again suggested to the Ministry of Transport to re-consider the construction of railway lines into ports in the city, especially into Cat Lai Port, to ease traffic in those areas. Currently, all trucks transporting goods to and from Cat Lai Port run from Mai Chí Thọ Street to My Thuy intersection and Cat Lai Port. Nguyen Thanh Toan, deputy director of the city’s department, said the incidence of trucks and container trucks … [Read more...] about HCM City proposes road, railway to Cat Lai
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Can Tho strategises on how to acquire a quality worforce (06-11-2007) Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper spoke Tran Oanh Liet, director of Can Tho’s Home Affairs Department, about the southern city’s human resource needs and how to attract talent. Can you make clear the policies now in place to attract talent to your city? After providing financial assistance of VND80-100 million (up to US$6,250)- for people working toward advanced degrees, we then offer good jobs, accommodation and other favourable conditions in order to encourage these people to take the training course to become the main managers of state companies. People from outside Can Tho can register to become permanent residents after getting jobs here, and the authorities will help their family members. How many professors, doctors and masters will Can Tho need in the near future? By 2011, Can Tho needs 10 doctors, six professors or vice professors, 75 masters, and 30 specialised doctors. Of these, the University of … [Read more...] about Can Tho strategises on how to acquire a quality worforce
A view of Cat Lai Port in HCM City. The city plans to turn the port into a modern complex. — VNA/VNS Photo The Anh HCM CITY (VNS) — Roads connecting Cat Lai Port with the road networks in the area are being built as HCM City seeks to turn the port in District 9 into a modern facility. The dearth of a good road system was the main cause of frequent traffic jams at the port, the city Department of Transport said in a recent report. Speaking at a meeting with city leaders on Wednesday, a spokesman for the Cat Lai Port Authority said the increase in cargo handled made Nguyen Thi Dinh Road leading to the port overloaded. As of July 20, the port had handled 45 million tonnes of goods this year as against 46.6 million tonnes planned for the whole year. On average, it receives 14,000 trucks and other vehicles every day. The huge increase in cargo means container trucks have to queue up to load and unload, causing congestion on Nguyen Thi Dinh Road. Getting worse The increasing … [Read more...] about New roads being built to Cat Lai port
VietNamNet Bridge – It is highly possible that the Cat Tien National Park would not be recognized by UNESCO as the world’s natural heritage because of the problems in the wildlife protection that occurred recently. The warning has been given after considering the documents assessing the candidates for the world’s natural heritages that UNESCO released before the official statements are made at the meeting in Cambodia on June 16-27. According to UNESCO, the site proposed for the title of the world’s natural heritage in the Cat Tien National Park partially coincides with the area which has been recognized as the world’s biosphere reserve and Ramsar wetland area. Besides, the problems relating to the hydropower development, tourism, stone exploitation, and specially, the wildlife trafficking all have put the Cat Tien National Park at a disadvantage when UNESCO considers the case. The Cat Tien National Park covers an area of 72,000 hectares in three … [Read more...] about Congressman’s efforts can bring “world heritage” recognition to Cat Tien?
Rubber shoes, umbrellas and raincoats are your best friends during the monsoon season in Vietnam. Considering traveling to Vietnam from July to late November in the monsoon season? Don’t forget these items that will make the heavy downpours and temporary rivers become a piece of cake. Rubber footwear Tourists, don’t ever think of showing off your stylish canvas or fashionable leather shoes when the monsoon season strikes, or else consider them dead already. Rubber shoes, rubber slippers, rubber sandals... in short: rubber footwear is the best choice against the pools of (most of the time dirty) water that fill up everywhere. And, as you're in Vietnam, you might as well dress like a Vietnamese. Treat yourself to a pair of iconic beehive slippers (‘dep to ong’). The legendary footwear that saves you from heavy downpours with waterproof and non-slippery features will cost you only $1.5 (VND 30,000). Plus, they are comfy and perfect for the muddy rainy … [Read more...] about Monsoon travel kit you should be sure to pack