News on 15 September 2016


1) Discover the tomb of King Gia Long

Vietnam Breaking news

VietNamNet Bridge - Located in Huong Tho commune, Huong Tra town, Thua Thien – Hue province, Thien Tho Tomb is the tomb of Emperor Gia Long (1762-1820), the founder of the Nguyen Dynasty.

The tomb is a complex of architectural works covering 42 mountains and hills. Dai Thien Tho is the largest mountain, so it was chosen as the name of the tomb. Gia Long tomb is in fact a complex of many tombs of the Nguyen royal family, including Thien Tho – the tomb of Emperor Gia Long and his wife - is located in the central location.

The tomb is divided into three main parts. In the middle stand the tombs of the King and Queen. After the Honour court and up on the hill top is Buu Thanh, containing symbol of happiness and longevity. On the right of the complex is Minh Thanh Temple, where the King and his wife are honored. Formerly, here’s the place to display artifacts related to the king’s military life. On the left is a stele pavilion, with 2 parallel coal-black roof..

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2) Landslides threaten Hà Nội’s riverside residential areas

Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — The threat of landslides, particularly during the rainy and stormy seasons has concerned residents who live along the west bank of the Hồng (Red) River in Hà Nội.

Early this month, a riverside house in Bạch Đằng Ward, Hoàn Kiếm District collapsed because of a landslide. About ten nearby houses are also vulnerable to collapse and cracks appeared on roads there.

Nguyễn Văn Bình, owner of the collapsed house, said that his family had lived there for a decade.

They were still traumatised by the collapse and felt lucky none of them were at home when the house collapsed.

Now, he has to pay VNĐ3 million (US$134) a month for a rental house.

Nguyễn Bích Phượng, Bình’s neighbour, said that she was worried as now her house was closer to the river.

Lê Bích Hằng, chairwoman of Bạch Đằng Ward People’s Committee said that local authorities could do nothing…

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3) Children celebrate mid-autumn fest

Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI — State and local officials have granted gifts to children, especially, poor, underprivileged and ill children across the country on the occasion of this year’s Mid-autumn festival, annually held on the 15th day of the eighth month of the lunar calendar (September 15 this year).

President Trần Đại Quang yesterday sent a letter to children nationwide to wish them a warm mid-autumn festival.

In the letter, Quang said he hoped all Vietnamese children would become able citizens to make Việt Nam shoulder-to-shoulder with other countries in the future.

On Tuesday, vice President Đặng Thị Ngọc Thịnh gave gifts to 95 child cancer patients in the Hà Nội-based K Hospital. She also joined children in folk games and watched music performances with them.

On the same day, Minister of Health Nguyễn Thị Kim Tiến and the “For a bright tomorrow” fund presented gifts to…

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4) International organizations team up to power Vietnam on biogas

Vietnam Breaking news

Green growth and less reliance on carbon fuels are the key to sustainable development. The Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) in Viet Nam and the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI) on September 14 signed a Letter of Intent to support the development of green growth in the Southeast Asian nation, according to the official website of GGGI.

This agreement is part of a Memorandum of Understanding signed between GIZ and GGGI in 2011 to battle climate change and promote sustainable green growth in developing countries. The agreement covers five main areas, the most important being biomass energy, feasibility studies for sugar cane pulp power plants and green growth development.

The GIZ has been working with Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade to enhance the use of renewable energy to beef up energy efficiency. The deal will also increase technology transfer between companies in Germany and Vietnam, while reducing poverty through sustainable…

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