Vietnam Deel 2

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Machtig mooi uitzicht.
Ben aantal jaren geleden in de tv tower geweest in Shang hai.
Was ook een belevenis.
Halverwege kon je buiten op een glazen vloer lopen.
 

malmout

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Lees al een poosje mee over je belevenisse in Viet nam.
Ben er zelf nu 3 keer geweest voor het werk in Hai phong.
2 keer in een hotel gezeten en de laatste keer hadden ze een appartament voor me gehuurd.
Met Vietnamese collega mee achter op de motor geweest naar zijn familie.
Kreeg een helm van hem , volgens mij kan je die hier nog geen eens in de speelgoed winkel kopen.
Erg gast vrije mensen .
Maar het verkeer voor ons lijkt het een grote chaos.
Als je de straat moet oversteken sta je de eerste keer wel te denken hoe kom ik ooit levend aan de andere kant.
Hoop er nog vaak te komen.

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Another deadly summer in Vietnam

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Police and civilians stand at a drowning site by a riverbank in Vietnam. Photo: Nguyen Tu / Tuoi Tre


About this time every year, I write this article about swimming and drowning tragedies. Each year, I wonder if the situation is ever going to improve. And I believe it is.

Vietnam’s drowning epidemic continues with sickening regularity as each summer rolls up. Depending on which bunch of statistics you consult, from 2000 to 3000 children drown due to natural disasters, lack of supervision, poor awareness of environmental hazards and almost no real swimming skills.

It has to be said that there’s little evidence that drownings are decreasing, although there are some numbers suggesting beach drownings are less frequent with the growing number of life-saving clubs and organizations monitoring the beach environment these days.

However the effort to expand swimming classes into rural areas has gained more attention. As reported recently by
Tuoi Tre News, swimming classes have opened in the mountains of Quan Son District, located in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa. Down south, the Ca Mau Province People’s Committee is offering free swimming lessons and awareness programs to alert parents to their role in looking after their kids during the summer break.

Back in May, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, at a ceremony in Hanoi to promote a swimming program for adults and children, pointed out that only 1,000 out of the 50,000 schools nationwide had taught swimming and how to avoid drowning. The new swimming program aims to get at least 3,000 to 5,000 students into lessons. The deputy prime minister also stated the need for children and parents to ‘prevent and respond to emergencies as well as how to save others.’

What’s significant are the growing requirements of local authorities to have parents attending some of the programs to spread awareness of the dangers when swimming. This marks a shift which could make all the difference in reducing the death toll from drowning for both the young and old.

In many ways, involving and teaching the parents as well as kids about the hazards of swimming areas – especially in rural areas where kids swim in rice paddies, ponds, rivers, construction site ponds and so on – being aware of where your children are outside of school time, and supervising them would certainly had a significant effect on childhood drowning deaths.

I also think an earlier introduction of understanding water, how rivers work, and environmental hazards (factory pollution in water and rubbish hidden underwater would be examples) is necessary as some statistics point to the fact that nearly half the drownings occur in rural areas with children between three and eight years old.

One reason often overlooked when I hear people complain and ask why so many die is the sheer number of kids at risk. Overall, 20 million students are enrolled in Vietnam’s education system of which eight million are elementary students. Nearly half of that number are in rural areas but struggle to continue onto high school and drop out to help their parents make a living.

If you add to that the difficulty of attracting high quality teachers, let alone swimming instructors, in rural areas due to lower salaries than the cities, it becomes harder to reach out and educate all kids about swimming safety, not to mention raising the money for pools when other issues cry out for attention.

The Ministry of Education and Training is considering making swimming a part of the curriculum next year although the obvious problem is a lack of pools and qualified swimming teachers. SwimVietnam and other non-governmental organizations have already trained hundreds of local teachers for swimming classes, and all of them have been able to expand programs across the south, center, the highlands and the north. Also such organizations are working with schools to supply teaching materials (and improve what is already available) for local trainers.

One part that still surprises me is how the media and social media are not used enough in passing on the basic messages of swimming safety. What I mean is not just news reports of swimming tragedies or warnings – the good rules for swimming such as never swim alone, swim where adults can keep an eye on you, assess the water conditions, or even just the simple question, ‘Do you know where and what your children are doing now?’

I’m not a religious person but each year I hope the terrible drowning statistics become less. The challenges are huge but I do sense the Vietnamese are becoming stronger and more effort is being put into dealing with it.

May the kids (and their families) have a safe and fun summer!



Bron: Another deadly summer in Vietnam - Tuoi Tre News


Al geruime tijd geleden heb ik geprobeerd om contact te leggen met SwimVietnam, ook via Stivi Cooke van Truo Tre News, die er een artikel over schreef.

Niets.

Het onderwerp speelt ook niet. Hier in mijn omgeving al helemaal niet. Geen van Minh´s leerlingen kan zwemmen. En wat de schrijver al opmerkt, er wordt ook in de media nauwelijks iets aan gedaan.

Zelf heb ik lang bij de Rotterdamse Reddingsbrigade gezwommen. Ooit speelde ik daarom met het idee van een zwembad in onze omgeving. Dat was naar aanleiding van Men build three swimming pools for $3,600 in central Vietnam - Tuoi Tre News waar men 3 zwembaden van elk 300 m2 voor samen $ 3.600 had gebouwd. Toen ik eindelijk hun gegevens had weten te achterhaden waren ze commercieel gegaan en was het goedkoopste bad ineens $ 4.000 voor slechts 64 m2. Rond die tijd barstte ook de karaoke-ellende in volle hevigheid los en was mijn animo om verder nog energie in de zwembadplannen te steken zo ongeveer tot de (zwembad)bodem gezakt.

Kunnen zwemmen heeft in dit land geen enkele prioriteit en ik ben bang dat het nooit belangrijk zal worden.. Die 3500 verdrinkingsdoden per jaar is blijkbaar gewoon karma.

Inmiddels heb ik de meeste informatie, die ik had verzameld, in een rapport voor de gemeente samengevoegd en gisteren gebracht. Notitie erbij waarom ik dit wilde en waarom ik ben gestopt. En aan het eind de suggestie dat ik hoop dat ze iets met het rapport doen en dat de kinderen binnenkort daadwerkelijk zwemles kunnen krijgen. O-)

Ach, geloven in sprookjes blijft altijd leuk. :+

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Houtskool?

Tijdens één van mijn fietstochtjes kwam ik langs een soort stookplaats.

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Uit wat hij liet zien heb ik maar opgemaakt, dat hij hier houtskool maakt.

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Vervolgens werd ik uitgenodigd om binnen te komen voor wat fruit en water. Het hangt van de situatie af of ik dat accepteer of niet. Als ik het accepteer eet en drink ik ook vrijwel alles mee en maak ik me niet druk over bv. de kwaliteit van het water. Risico van het vak.

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En na afloop nog even een staatsiefoto.

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Ik denk niet dat hij het aandurft om op te staan. Ze zijn hier wat hardhandiger.

In HCM werd ooit een vóór mij rijdende motorrijder tot stoppen gemaand door de agent achter op de politie-motor. Hij reed door.
Geen tweede waarschuwing: hij werd gewoon van zijn motor gemept.
Ik zat eerste rij... :+
 
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HELIOS, the ever continuing story…

Erich kwam met nieuwe informatie over herrie maken, die hij kort geleden van een vriend had gehoord. Minh is daarop gericht gaan zoeken en vond iets dat compleet in tegenspraak is met wat hier door iedereen wordt beweerd. De Vietnamese tekst is vertaald met Google Translate.


How are noise-causing behaviors in residential areas handled?
Le Minh Truong | 14-05-2019

Minh Khue's law advises on the law of how to punish noise-causing behavior in residential areas and related legal issues as follows.
• Advise to initiate lawsuits on karaoke establishments that make noise?
• Administrative sanctions for noise behavior?
• How are behavioral noise in residential areas handled?


Reply:
1. Legal basis
Civil Code 2015
Law on Environmental Protection 2014
Decree 155/2016 / ND-CP
Circular 39/2010 / TT-BTNMT

2. Content answered
According to the provisions of the Law on Environmental Protection 2014 and the Government's regulations on sanctioning of administrative violations in the field of environmental protection, acts of making noise in excess of the permitted maximum limit are acts violating the law on environmental protection and subject to administrative sanctions under the provisions of this Decree and you can absolutely request competent state agencies to intervene to handle the above violations and overcome consequences. result of this violation.

According to the provisions of Section 2.1 of Circular No. 39/2010 / TT-BTNMT on National Technical Regulations on environment, the maximum noise limit in common areas (apartment buildings and individual houses) Located separately or adjacent, hotels, motels, administrative agencies) are: 70dBA (from 6h to 21h) and 55dBA (21h to 6h).

If the production, business and daily life activities cause noises exceeding the above permitted limit, they may be administratively sanctioned according to Decree No. 155/2016 / ND-CP, specifically:


"Article 17. Violation of regulations on noise
1. Warning for acts of making noise in excess of technical standards on noise below 02 dBA.
2. A fine of between VND 1,000,000 and 5,000,000 for acts of making noise in excess of technical standards on noise from 2 dBA to under 5 dBA.
3. A fine of between VND 5,000,000 and 20,000,000 for acts of making noise in excess of technical standards of noise from 05 dBA to under 10 dBA.
4. A fine of between VND 20,000,000 and VND 40,000,000 for acts of making noise in excess of technical standards on noise from 10 dBA to under 15 dBA.
5. A fine of between VND 40,000,000 and 60,000,000 for acts of making noise in excess of technical standards on noise from 15 dBA to under 20 dBA.
6. A fine of between VND 60,000,000 and VND 80,000,000 for acts of making noise in excess of technical standards on noise from 20 dBA to under 25 dBA.
7. A fine of between VND 80,000,000 and VND 100,000,000 for acts of making noise in excess of technical standards of noise from 25 dBA to under 30 dBA.
8. A fine of between VND 100,000,000 and VND 120,000,000 for acts of making noise in excess of technical standards on noise from 30 dBA to under 35 dBA.
9. A fine of between VND 120,000,000 and VND 140,000,000 for acts of making noise in excess of technical standards on noise from 35 dBA to less than 40 dBA.
10. A fine of between VND 140,000,000 and VND 160,000,000 shall be imposed for acts of making noise in excess of technical standards on noise of over 40 dBA.
11. Additional sanction:
a) Suspension of activities causing noise pollution of establishments from 3 months to 6 months, for violations specified in Clauses 4, 5, 6 and 7 of this Article;
b) Suspension of operation of the establishment from 6 months to 12 months, for violations specified in Clauses 8, 9 and 10 of this Article.
12. Remedies:
a) Forced application of measures to minimize noise in accordance with technical standards within the time limit set by persons with sanctioning competence in decisions to sanction administrative violations, for violations specified in this Article;
b) Forced payment of funds for soliciting assessment, inspection, measurement and analysis of environmental samples in case of violations of noise exceeding environmental technical standards or noise pollution according to norms and menu. Current price for violations specified in this Article. "

Thus, if there are production facilities around the family, the household has noise-causing activities, you can make a complaint to the People's Committee of the commune or ward where you live to love. ask them to stop the noise-causing behavior that affects your family's life and health. Along with the complaint you can attach evidence to prove the noise pollution behavior mentioned above, may be the opinion of the leader of the residential group, the village head or households living near your home and people causing noise for commune-level People's Committees to have a settlement.

Persons who violate the regulations on causing noise beyond the permitted limits in production and business activities may be administratively sanctioned with the fine levels prescribed above.

In addition, you can file a lawsuit at the district-level people's court where you reside if the level of serious noise pollution is caused and you have a basis to ask the person who made the noise to compensate in accordance with the law Civil. Specifically:


"Article 624. Compensation for damage caused by environmental pollution
Individuals, legal persons and other subjects that cause environmental pollution causing damage must compensate according to the provisions of law, even if the persons causing environmental pollution do not make mistakes. "

So for your case, you can sue in a court of specific jurisdiction such as the district-level people's court where the karaoke bar is located and the petition file includes the following documents:

The petition file includes:

  • Petition
  • A certified copy of the household registration card and ID card of the petitioner
  • Certified copy of violation record, decision on administrative punishment (if any)
  • Documents, documents about damage (health, spirit ...) of the petitioner.
  • Other papers and documents that the petitioner finds necessary for the court to use as a basis for resolving the case.
The above is our advice on your issue.

If there is any confusion in the content of the consultancy, it is unclear or the information contained in the advisory content makes you not fully understand the problem or / and there are problems, questions, we are looking forward to get feedback from customers.

If you have any questions, please discuss directly with our online legal counsel through 24/7 call center at: 1900.6162 or contact our office to receive advice and support from Minh Khue Law.

Look forward to cooperation!

Best regards..

Civil Law Division - Minh Khue Law Company.



In de tekst worden keiharde waardes en uren aangegeven. Wat ik wel mis is de afstand vóór de speaker box waarop de meting plaats moet vinden: 50 cm. (vind ik) of 500 m. (vinden de aso’s)? Ook wordt hier en daar, maar wederom niet consistent, gesproken over hotels en karaoke-bars. Daarom is het niet geheel duidelijk of deze wettekst uitsluitend daarvoor bedoeld is of gewoon algemeen voor alle vormen van geluidsoverlast. Zelf neem ik (uiteraard) dat laatste aan. :+

Wat ik met deze informatie aan moet, weet ik nog niet. Het bewijst dat ik in mijn recht sta als ik over de pestherrie klaag. Maar gelijk hebben en gelijk krijgen zijn hier, veel meer dan in NL, twee totaal verschillende en op zichzelf staande zaken. O-)

Er is weinig fantasie voor nodig om de reacties van People Committee en Politie te voorspellen als één of andere halve zool van een buitenlander even komt vertellen dat ze hun werk al jarenlang niet volgens hun eigen wetten uitvoeren.

Als ik daarbij ook nog kom aanzetten met een verzoek tot compensatie lachen ze helemaal de ballen uit hun broek.

Daarnaast, de aangegeven waardes worden ook door de overheidsinstallatie riant overschreden, zowel in dBA als genoemde tijden. En daar zouden ze dan ineens mee moeten stoppen?

Dat ik op enig moment gebruik ga maken van deze kennis is wel zeker. Maar over het hoe, waar en wanneer voor het grootst mogelijke effect moet ik nog eens heel goed nadenken.

Want dit grijpt regelrecht in op wat de gemiddelde aso een soort van “verworven recht” zal noemen om via karaoke een pestherrie te maken of, als je het wat cynischer wil formuleren “het door mij willen laten verdwijnen van een uniek deel van de Vietnamese cultuur”. O-)

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En ik wil ook nog wel een beetje veilig over straat.

Mijn verwachting is dat deze wettekst uiteindelijk, net als het zwembad en de zwemlessen, ook een sprookje zal blijken.

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En de realiteit is, dat niemand weet wat de wet is en dus…
 
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Exposé finds housekeepers polishing Ho Chi Minh City hotel toilets with bath towels

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A housekeeper cleans a toilet with a bath towel at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre


Using bath towels to clean the toilets and not changing bed sheets between stays are among the ugly truths revealed in an exposé by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, whose reporters have gone undercover as housekeepers at two hotels in Ho Chi Minh City.

The hotels where your correspondents worked as room cleaners were randomly selected, with one located in District 1 and the other in Phu Nhuan District. The unhygienic practices observed there are not necessarily commonplace at lodging facilities in the southern metropolis, and there is no sufficient evidence to conclude that the cleaning staff followed orders by their managers.

The exposé only sheds light on the dark side of hotel room services not everyone is aware of. The names and identities of the individuals mentioned in this article have been changed to protect their privacy.

Cleaning toilets with bath towels
Located in the heart of District 1, T.T. advertises itself as a three-star 70-room hotel, with rates ranging VND800,000-1.2 million (US$34.4-51.6) per night.

On the first working day at T.T., one of your correspondents was carefully instructed by Thuong, leader of the cleaning staff there, in how to replace trash bags and clean the bathroom, which includes the toilet, sink, and bathtub.

According to Thuong, all those amenities had to be completely dry, and cleaners had to never forget to spray air refreshener after tidying a room. On the second day, the Tuoi Tre reporter was assigned to clean 25 rooms using only two pieces of cleaning cloth.

But as the undercover journalist was carefully working, another housekeeper named Huyen apparently lost patience watching such a ‘slow’ pace and jumped in to give your correspondent some ‘tips.’ Huyen grasped a bath towel and used it to clean a toothbrush cup. “Watch out as someone may come in while you are doing this,” Huyen advised.

Then, Huyen went on to use the same towel to clean the toilet and bathtub.


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A housekeeper cleans a toilet with a bath towel at a hotel in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre


To reassure the shocked reporter, Huyen said, “Thuong had allowed me to show you this tip.” In fact, the team leader did not seem to care when Huyen was giving the demo.

“See? Spotless,” Huyen proudly said after she had finished the cleaning. “This is why the next time you stay at a hotel, never use towels,” she added.

Likewise, Huyen used one toilet brush to clean almost everything in the bathroom, from the toilet to the sink and bathtub. In addition, the cleaners used pillow covers to wipe the mirrors and clean over the bed. “Make sure you left no hairs on the bed,” Thuong told your correspondent.

One bed sheet for all
The other day, when the woman in charge of washing the bedding and towels at the T.T. hotel took a day off, the cleaning team tried to limit the number of these items that needed washing. They did collect used towels, but to fold and put them back to serve the next guests, instead of bringing them to the washing room. This unhygienic cleaning practice was also adopted at T.A.M. Hotel in Phu Nhuan District, which offers services by both day and hourly rates, as observed by another Tuoi Tre reporter who went undercover as a cleaner there. “Blankets are washed every three days,” Huong, a housekeeper at the hotel, told your correspondent. For bed sheets, the rule was to “only replace those tainted with unclean substances.” “Otherwise, there's no need to change them,” Huong underlined.

Other cleaners at T.A.M., including experienced ones, also gave the Tuoi Tre reporter the same instructions. “If the bed sheet is not dirty, don’t change it, just make it look nice and straight,” said Linh, a veteran cleaner with more than ten years of experience.

Mai Thi Nghi, who teaches hotel room services at the A Au Vocational School in Ho Chi Minh City, said what the housekeepers had done broke the code of ethics in hospitality.

According to a government decree that regulates measures to ensure security and safety for tourists, all hotels and motels providing accommodation services are required to change bed sheets, pillow covers, blankets, and towels after every guest’s stay. "In hotels that comply with the safety and hygiene regulations, they use towels of different colors for different purposes,” Nghi said. “For instance, dark blue towels are only used to clean cups, light blue for floors, and red for bathrooms.”



Bron: Exposé finds housekeepers polishing Ho Chi Minh City hotel toilets with bath towels - Tuoi Tre News


En voor de zondag weer iets smeuigs (of is het smerigs?)… O-) :+
 
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Ja, ja, in de fabeltjeskrant…

Je zou bijna gaan denken dat de fabeltjeskrant de officiële Vietnamese Staatscourant is.

In Vietnam Deel 2 meldde ik, dat ik mijn informatie over de bouw van zwembaden naar de gemeente had gebracht. Dat had nogal wat voeten in de aarde. De man aan het loket las hier en daar en losse zin en begreep het niet. Goh, merkwaardig.

Hij weigerde categorisch om het door te geven aan het dorpshoofd en probeerde het terug te geven. Waar ik uiteraard weer geen zin in had.

Minh gebeld en die beloofde dat ze hem later terug zou bellen. Dat heeft ze twee dagen later ook gedaan. En dan begint de “lol” pas echt.

Iedereen, van het hoofd van mijn gehucht tot aan een aantal (hoge) politiefunctionarissen uit de omgeving toe hebben altijd gezegd dat er niets over herrie en karaoke in de wet staat. In Vietnam Deel 2 staat, dat er wel degelijk iets wettelijks is.

De gemeentemeneer, die Minh weer belde, gaf na de toelichting van Minh aan, dat hij het rapport en het doel nu wel begreep. Ook gaf hij aan dat hij weet dat er iets over karaoke in de wet staat.

Huh???

Hoebedoelu???

Hijweethet???

:?

Wisten/weten al die lui, waarbij we hebben geklaagd, het echt niet (wat ik eerlijk gezegd niet eens vreemd zou vinden) of is dit de officiële beleidslijn om het gepeupel rustig te houden (sluit ik ook niet helemaal uit). :?

De ambtenaar gaf aan dat het een heel groot probleem is, waar regelmatig over wordt vergaderd binnen de People Committee. De moeilijkheid is handhaving. Er mag alleen door een specifieke officiële overheidsinstantie een meting met goedgekeurde apparatuur worden verricht. En zodra mensen die persoon zien wordt de geluidsinstallatie uitgezet. Verder zijn het voornamelijk mensen met een uitkering, die de pestherrie maken. Die hebben overdag niets te doen.

Uiteraard heb ik een uitgesproken mening over de consistentie van dit alles en dit soort anarchie. Alvast een paar eenvoudige suggesties om binnen het wettelijk kader iets aan dat handhaven te doen. Je kunt ook zonder dB-meter luid en duidelijk horen of de pestherrie boven de 70 dB (= bv. een stofzuiger) zit en een waarschuwing uitdelen.

Maar laat ik voorlopig –zij het met heel veel moeite en een vat Dalat-wijn- een variant van de goede raad van meneer de uil opvolgen: oortjes dicht en snaveltje toe. :X

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Exhibition portrays Vietnam through lens of Australian war journalist

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Wilfred Burchett (L) and Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh sit for an interview in Hanoi in 1964.


The Vietnam Journalists Association is highlighting the special bond journalist Wilfred Burchett developed with late Vietnamese leader Ho Chi Minh during the war in Vietnam through photos taken by the Australian writer on display at an exhibition in Hanoi.

‘Wilfred Burchett – An Impression of Ho Chi Minh and Stories of A War Correspondent' kicked off at the Vietnam Journalists Association’s headquarters in the capital on Thursday.

The exhibition is being held in conjunction with a program of events celebrating the 129th birthday of late President Ho Chi Minh (May 19) organized by the Museum of Vietnamese Journalism.

Forty carefully selected photos and other rare pieces of Burchett’s work from his time in Vietnam, many never seen before, were donated to the exhibition by Burchett’s son, George.


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Wilfred Burchett, dressed in Vietnamese clothing, visits a revolutionary base in southern Vietnam around 1963-1964.


The exhibition starts with images taken in 1954 when Burchett met Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam's revolutionary hero and former president, in the jungles of northern Vietnam. The encounter, as well as Burchett’s following reports on the historic Dien Bien Phu Battle, left a great impression on the Australian war correspondent and helped him forge a special bond with the Vietnamese leader.

Over the next few decades, Burchett traveled throughout Vietnam to report on the war while voicing his strong support for peace and the Vietnamese people via international platforms.


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Wilfred Burchett surrounded by Vietnamese children while working in northern Vietnam in 1966


Burchett remained a loyal friend to Vietnam until his passing at 72 in 1983 due to cancer. On the occasion of the ongoing exhibition in Hanoi, George Burchett donated copies of three books on the war in Vietnam published by his father in 1965, 1970, and 1978.

Writings by Wilfred Burchett during his trips to southern Vietnam between 1963 and 1966, as well as digital files of over 200 of his wartime photos, were also given to the Museum of Vietnamese Journalism.


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A photo taken by Wilfred Burchett of northern Vietnam in the 1950s


Bron: Exhibition portrays Vietnam through lens of Australian war journalist - Tuoi Tre News


Voor meer interessante foto’s zie de bron.
 
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Beach hustle: Thousands pack popular Vietnam shore

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Sam Son in Thanh Hoa province has long been a go-to destination with its white sand coastline and blue waters.PHOTO: AFP


Thousands of daytrippers jostled for selfie space and elbowed their way to the sea at a popular north Vietnam beach over the weekend, with extra vigilant lifeguards watching worriedly over the summer surge.

There are few beaches in this part of the country, and Sam Son in Thanh Hoa province has long been a go-to destination with its white sand coastline and blue waters. But its beauty has proven both a blessing and a curse, leading vacationers to pack out the 16 kilometre-long (9.9 mile-long) beach.

"Today, there are too many tourists," said Le Huu Mui, an 80-year-old visiting with family. He last came to Sam Son five years ago and was shocked at the difference. "We have to hustle on the beach and it is less comfortable than previous years."


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Sam Son in Thanh Hoa province has long been a go-to destination with its white sand coastline and blue waters. Photo: AFP


On Saturday couples snapped selfies in front of elaborate sandcastles and families played spirited games of tug of war. But not everyone was relaxing. "We have to keep an eye on everything," said lifeguard Nguyen Huu Linh, 41. "There are cases of tourists not listening to us."

Visitor Dao Quyet Tien, who comes to the beach frequently, has also noticed murkier waters as more swimmers stir up sand and sediment. "There have been a few times...when the beach water was dirty," he told AFP. "It's not comfortable to swim."

But he admitted the crowds also brought a lively atmosphere to Sam Son. "With the beach busy like this, I can meet new people -- that's what I like about about it," the 27-year-old said.



Bron: Beach hustle: Thousands pack popular Vietnam shore - Tuoi Tre News


Omdat het in NL nu ook warm is een paar sfeerplaatjes uit Vietnam van de genoemde stranden met mooi wit zand en blauw water. :+
 

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3.4GW Vietnamese Offshore Wind Project Granted Survey Licence

Offshore wind developer Enterprize Energy has received a site survey licence for the 3.4GW Thang Long wind project offshore Ke Ga Cape in Vietnam.

Enterprize Energy will survey an area covering 2,800km2 located 20-50 kilometres off the Binh Thuan Province, the company's founder Ian Hatton said during the announcement ceremony. The wind farm will cover up to 30% of the surveyed area. Based on the results of the surveys, Enterprize Energy will prepare the necessary planning, environmental, and feasibility reports.

The Thang Long project will be developed in five 600MW phases and one 400MW phase. The first 600MW phase will comprise 64 9.5MW wind turbines expected to be operational in late 2022, early 2023. The capacity of the turbines for each of the following phases will increase as the development of wind turbine technology progresses, Hatton said.

The remaining 600MW phases are scheduled to be commissioned by 2026. The wind farm will feature MHI Vestas turbines.

The investment capital, equivalent to about USD 11.9 billion USD and excluding the investment for power grid connection to the national power system, is arranged for the whole project, the developer said.



Bron: 3.4GW Vietnamese Offshore Wind Project Granted Survey Licence | Offshore Wind


Veel Nederlandse bedrijven zitten hier diep in. Er wordt erg veel gepushed vanuit het bedrijfsleven en de NL overheid wordt hier ook voor gebruikt en werkt ook goed mee. Dit was ook het hoofdonderwerp van het bezoek van Rutte aan Hanoi niet zo lang geleden.

Hieronder nog wat extra info mbt tot bovenstaande.

Recently, the Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung approved for the survey plan of Ke Ga Offshore wind energy. The Deputy Prime Minister's direction base on the Ministry of Industry and Trade's Official Letter No. 3423/BCT-ĐL on 6/6/2019. Specifically, the Deputy Prime Minister assigned the MOIT to consider and decide to approve the survey plan of Enterprize Energy (EE) and allow EE to carry out the survey. He also directed Binh Thuan Provincial People's Committee to chair and coordinate with MOIT, Ministry of Defense and Transport and related agencies to supervise EE's survey activities, ensuring security, maritime Safety, national defense security and does not affect the ecological environment, marine resources, etc., while ensuring security and safety for survey activities.

After received comments from other ministries (environment, defense, transport), on 12/6/2019 MOIT issued the official document No. 4146/BCT - DL, allowing Enterprize Energy to conduct surveys. The detailed surveys of this project is based on 5 activities, including: (i) collect wind data for 12 months at a height of up to 200 m above sea level; (ii) use of aerial survey aircraft carried out in four seasons to investigate the migration of seabirds, mammals, and marine species; (iii) geophysical survey in the area of underwater transmission cables to the shore and the offshore wind development area; (iv) conducting drilling and sampling in wind power development areas with a depth of about 80 m under the seabed; (v) research and survey of underwater environment, marine ecology.

Next step, the Enterprize Energy Group will be to simultaneously conduct surveys and make additional planning reports, prepare an environmental report and pre-feasibility study report. Accordingly, the project has a capacity of 3400 MW, with a total foreign investment of 11.9 billion USD. The project area will be located off the coast of Binh Thuan (Ke Ga) about 20 km to 50 km, the average wind speed of 9.5m/s. Survey area: 2800 km2, of which the project area is 2000 km2 and the underground cable transmission area is 800 km2.

The Ke Ga project has 6 phases, in there, ThangLong Phase I - end 2022-early 2023 with total capacity 600 MW includes 64 wind turbines, estimates capacity 9.5 MW/turbine. The next phases, ThangLong Wind II, ThangLong Wind III, ThangLong Wind IV, ThangLong Wind V are put into operation from 2023-2026 in turn with a capacity of 600 MW each. The final development stage is Thang Long Wind VI with a capacity of 400 MW. Total investment capital is arranged for the entire 3,400 MW project, equivalent to approximately US $ 11.9 billion, exclude the investment for underground cable transmission connecting to the national electricity system.

The project is invested by a group of investors includes Enterprize Energy Group and foreign partners, Société Générale (SOC GEN), MHI Vestas Offshore Wind (MVOW), ODE and domestic partners including Vietsovpetro, PVC - MS, EVN PECC3, Haduco, and Hemera Media.

From Government side, MOIT and MONRE not yet ready for the offshore wind development plan. There are several technical standards not yet done, such as grid code for offshore wind, power development plan not yet define clearly the capacity of offshore wind, survey the continental shelf, compare economic potential and consider environmental factors.

We have been meeting VietsovPetro and PVC-MS during the mission in April. From 27th-29th June, Vietsovpetro will organize a technical workshop on offshore wind energy at Ba Ria – Vung Tau province. It's clear that the VietsovPetro and PVC-MS actively promote this new business and raise the attention of GoV, investors



Omdat de plaatsnaam mij niets zei heb ik even op Google maps gekeken. In de buurt van Phan Thiet en Mui Ne.

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CCTV shows cars reversing along Hanoi-Hai Phong expressway

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A car runs in reverse on the Hanoi-Hai Phong expressway on June 23, 2019 in this screenshot taken from CCTV footage.


A total of three automobiles were caught on CCTV driving in reverse along an expressway in northern Vietnam in three separate incidents on Sunday morning after apparently missing the exits of the route.

The cases all happened along the Hanoi - Hai Phong Expressway, which connects the two northern cities.

The first vehicle, which was a black van bearing the number plate 70B-018.56, was filmed backing up along the hard shoulder of the road at around 9:50 am in order to make an exit to National Highway 10. One man was seen getting out of the van to warn oncoming traffic as the vehicle continued driving in reverse.

At 10:19 am the same day, a car, whose plate number was 14A-162.03, committed a similar violation to leave the expressway and head toward National Highway 38B.

Another automobile was filmed exiting the route to reach National Highway 10 using the same method at 10:40 am.

All of the three drivers appeared to have missed the exits of the expressway, thus they decided to back up their cars to leave the route.

The operator of the expressway affirmed that all directions and exits are clearly displayed on the signboards that are planted along the road.


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Directions are showed on the signboards along the expressway. Photo: Huy Thiem / Tuoi Tre


The CCTV footage has been submitted to authorities to decide on penalties for the violators. It is extremely dangerous to drive a car in reverse along an expressway as vehicles usually travel at high speed, the operator added.

On Friday of last week, a car was also caught
backing up on the Hanoi-Hai Phong expressway and was nearly hit by a fuel truck as it made an exit to National Highway 10. According to regulations, this type of violation is punishable by a fine worth VND800,000 (US$34) to VND1.2 million ($51).


Bron: CCTV shows cars reversing along Hanoi-Hai Phong expressway - Tuoi Tre News


Zie de bron voor de bijbehorende filmpjes. Die ca. 10.000 verkeersdoden per jaar zijn dan ineens niet meer zo vreemd.

Ze zaten vast te bellen of te appen, zoals hier eigenlijk continu gebeurd. En als je het filmpje ziet van de auto, die gewoon midden op de weg achteruit rijdt en vervolgens de genoemde boetes…

Jawel, improper outfit is nog steeds VND 10.000.000. O-)
 
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Detroit Blues Band – Walkin' Out The Door

Track:

Moodboard:
Eén van de foto’s van een Z/W moodboard, dat ik hier wil uitwerken.

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Gevonden:
Achteraf weggetje met weinig verkeer: een enkele motorfiets.

Mogelijke, maar zeker nog niet definitieve weg voor de shoot. Dit mede omdat ze kort geleden aan het begin van het weggetje bezig waren met een nieuw wegdek en ik niet door kon rijden. En is de kans dus groot dat de situatie van de foto niet meer bestaat. Binnenkort maar een keer polshoogte nemen.

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Gezocht:
Model
Om moodboard en weg te combineren
 

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Photos of soon-to-be-wed couples atop ancient houses in Hoi An raise eyebrows

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A couple pose for their prewedding photo shoot atop an ancient house in Hoi An, central Vietnam. Photo: Facebook


Photos of couples posing atop the old houses, whose roofs have stood the test of time for decades but may break down anytime, in central Vietnam’s Hoi An Ancient Town have recently surfaced on Facebook, triggering criticism from the public and raising eyebrows among regulators.

A UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Quang Nam Province, the Hoi An Ancient Town is known for its tile-roofed wooden houses and a unique blend of Japanese and Chinese architecture.

Recent photos going viral on social media show that the roofs of the ancient houses became a great background for young couples’ prewedding photo shoots.

Shooting for a prewedding photo album before the official ceremony is a common practice among soon-to-be-weds in Vietnam.

But it is going against the laws on heritage preservation for people to step onto the roofs of these unique old houses, some of which dated back to the 18th and 19th century, of Hoi An.


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A photographer takes a photo of a couple as they sit atop an ancient house in Hoi An, central Vietnam. Photo: Facebook


Nguyen Van Lanh, head of Hoi An Information and Culture Center, said its officers had been tasked with verifying the houses where the controversial prewedding photos were taken. The center was able to identify that the houses in question are ancient houses located next to some cafés on Tran Phu Street. According to the owners of these cafés, the idea of taking prewedding photos atop the roofs of the age-old house came from their customers.

People came to the coffeehouses, ordered their drinks and stepped from the cafés’ rooftops onto the roofs of the next-door houses for the photo shoots. Vo Van Trung, an official from the Hoi An Information and Culture Center, also said that it is local photography studios who first came up with the idea. “They may have realized the beauty of the ancient roofs and suggested their customers to pose there,” he added. According to Trung, all of those controversial pictures shared on Facebook were taken a long time ago. It is now impossible to access these same roofs as fences have been erected on next-door houses.


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A robe fence is installed on a rooftop of an ancient house in Hoi An Town to prevent customers from climbing onto the roof of the next-door house. Photo: B.D / Tuoi Tre


Hoi An was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage in 1999. Climbing onto the roofs of the ancient houses in the old city is against regulations on heritage preservation laws, Trung said. “The behavior not only threatens the safety of people involved in the photo shoots, but also causes certain harms to the state of ancient houses,” he underlined.

Fortunately, preliminary examination at houses involved in the controversy has showed no damage on the roofs, according to Trung. Many coffee shops in the area have also installed barriers to prevent customers from stepping onto the roofs of next-door houses.

The Hoi An Information and Culture Center warned that prewedding photography teams that make their customers climb on ancient houses’ roof to pose for pictures will face stern penalties.

The center said it will give establishments and individuals providing photography services in the ancient town essential recommendations to ensure heritage preservation while serving their customers.


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A steel fence is installed on a rooftop of an ancient house in Hoi An Town to prevent customers from climbing onto the roof of the next-door house. Photo: B.D / Tuoi Tre


Bron: Photos of soon-to-be-wed couples atop ancient houses in Hoi An raise eyebrows - Tuoi Tre News