HCM City Finds Ways to Treat Hazardous Waste - News on 15 November 2016


HCM City finds ways to treat hazardous waste

The HCMC Department of Natural Resources and Environment has issued 5,000 registration books for toxic waste owners.

Its data shows that the amount of hazardous waste has grown steadily over the years, from 250 tons/day in 2011 to 300 tons/day in 2012, 320 tons/day in 2013, 350 tons/day in 2014 and 400 tons/day in 2015.

The department forecast toxic waste would reach 700 tons per day by 2020, and 1,000 tons by 2025.

The waste is transported by more than 30 companies and treated by other 12 businesses specializing in harmful waste treatment. However, these entities are incapable of treating such a large amount of hazardous waste as they can treat…

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Vietnam leads Southeast Asia in number of students in US

The country ranked 6th globally with more than 21,000 students enrolling in American colleges and universities last year.

More than 21,000 Vietnamese students enrolled in colleges and universities in the U.S. in 2015, up 14.3 percent from the previous year, new data shows.

According to the annual Open Doors Report on International Exchange, published by the Institute of International Education, Vietnam ranked sixth globally among the leading sources of foreign students studying at U.S. higher education institutions. The top five last year was China, India, Saudi Arabia, South Korea and Canada.

In Southeast Asia, Vietnam came out on top, sending more than twice the number of students to the U.S. compared to…

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Muggers on southern Vietnam buses leave authorities powerless

The thugs, who often act as merchants of ‘panacea,’ target buses traveling from Ho Chi Minh City to neighboring provinces, on which they manipulate and threaten passengers to buy their products.

They are also not hesitant to attack anyone who dares interfere with their ‘business.’

The bandits operate in gangs, with a man named Cuong considered the mastermind, with decades of experience and generations of ‘disciples’ in his portfolio.

Several of Cuong’s mentees have gone on to form their own gangs.

Born in the south-central…

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Hanoi hosts International Experimental Theatre Festival

16 foreign and 8 Vietnamese plays are performed at the 3rdInternational Experimental Theatre Festival in Hanoi. The event opened on Monday and will run until Sunday. Each day 2 or 3 plays are performed, and admission to all play is free.

The performers are from the Philippines, China, Japan, Germany, France, Greece, Panama, and Vietnam. The Philippines, a representative from ASEAN, contributes an entry called “Pure Love”. Japan brings to the festival The Seagull by the Theatre Centre Without Walls and China has White Snake, performed by the Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre and Ramayana by theHenan Beijing Opera Troupe. European entries include “Hotel Paradiso”, a German contribution characterized by black humor with a hint of melancholy…

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Head picture by: Lawrence Sinclair