In Uncategorized on January 12, 2011 at 7:05 am
Hanoi and northern provinces have been suffering biting cold for a week, which is warned to continue, making flower growers “like to be a cat on hot bricks” as the biggest holiday is approaching.
Peach flower growers in Phu Thuong and Nhat Tan wards in Tay Ho precinct, two largest flower suppliers in Hanoi, complained that just over 20 days away from Tet, but weather forecasters have warned of several other spells of biting cold ahead.
If the forecast comes true, peach flowers are in a threat to be unable to blossom at the Lunar New Year festival (Tet).
Peach flower growers are resorting to all means to make their flowers blossom at the right time. They have intensified watering, fertilising and even turned on electric lights the night round to warm up peach roots in an effort to make peach bloom soon.
Peach flower growers said the ideal weather should be the mixture of cold and warm. Peach will yield huge flowers with thick petals and beautiful colour and numerous buds in a weather which has several days of the cold weather after several warm days.
Growers of rose and c hrysanthemum are also struggling against the long spells of chilly cold. They cover their orchards with nets, maintain the necessary humidity level and keep trees warm with electricity light.
In Uncategorized on January 8, 2011 at 4:19 am
The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences on Tuesday handed over 215 objects excavated from the Thang Long Citadel archaeological site, to the Hanoi People’s Committee.
A view of the handover ceremony of the 215 objects, excavated from Thang Long Citadel archaeological site, to Hanoi People’s Committee on January 4 (Photo: Hanoimoi)
The objects are displayed in a showroom on the first floor of the Department of Operation’s headquarter in Hanoi.
Dr Bui Minh Tri, chairperson of the citadel excavation project, said that the objects found at the site, 18 Hoang Dieu, had up to a million items.
The above 215 items, are the most typical for each historical phase of the citadel, through many centuries of dynasties, he said.
In Uncategorized on December 24, 2010 at 4:26 am
The Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long has carried out two key projects to enhance tra fish breeds for the catfish development program by 2020.
Farmers harvest tra fish in the Mekong Delta (Photo: SGGP)
Accordingly, the first project is estimated to cost VND300 million (US$15,000) and will produce breeding tra fish in the Global Gap standard, at Vinh Long aquatic breeding farm.
The second is to join the Vinh Long Agriculture Seed Center’s project, which will hand the technology to produce high quality tra fish breeds over to provinces in the delta.
Global Gap is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of production processes of agricultural (including aquaculture) products around the globe.
In Uncategorized on December 16, 2010 at 9:49 am
Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, has been ranked the 2nd among the 10 best boat journeys by the UK’s Lonely Planet Travel Magazine.
Ha Long Bay
“Bobbing on the emerald waters of Halong Bay and moving through its 3000-odd limestone islands is simply sublime. The tiny islands are dotted with beaches and grottoes created by wind and waves, and have sparsely forested slopes ringing with bird tunes.
There are more than 300 boats based at Bai Chay Tourist Wharf waiting to sweep you away to the World Heritage waters. Day tours last from four to eight hours, though (recommended) overnighters are also available” the magazine written.
Norwegian Fjords gets the first place. Next positions are Amazon River, South America; Franklin River, Australia; Quetico Provincial Park, Canada; Kerala’s backwaters, India; Milford Sound, New Zealand; Island-hopping, Greece; Disko Bay, Greenland; and Galapágos Islands, Ecuador.
Ha Long Bay is a popular travel destination in the Northern Province of Quang Ninh. Covering on an area of around 1,553 km2, the hot tourist spot has including 1,969 islets, most of which are limestone.
In 1994, Ha Long Bay was recognized as a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site. It has jumped to second place among the 28 finalists of an online voting for the world’s new seven wonders and helping to bring 5.3 million visitors to Quang Ninh in the first eight months of the year.