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Mau Son Mountain covered with ice and snow

In Uncategorized on December 19, 2010 at 7:57 am




Mau Son Mountain covered with ice and snow


QĐND – Saturday, December 18, 2010, 22:19 (GMT+7)

Ice and snow covered the tourism resort of Mau Son mountain in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son in the early morning of December 16 as outdoor temperature in this area plunged to minus 0.8 degree Celsius.


The Lang Son Provincial Hydrometeorology Forecast Centre said that the outdoor temperature dropped to 6.2 degrees in Lang Son City and the rainfall was measured at 19.0mm in Mau Son area.


The icy weather has attracted the attention of local residents and visitors.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND

Mau Son Mountain covered with ice and snow

In Uncategorized on December 17, 2010 at 1:57 pm




Mau Son Mountain covered with ice and snow


QĐND – Friday, December 17, 2010, 20:53 (GMT+7)

Ice and snow covered the tourism resort of Mau Son mountain in the northern mountainous province of Lang Son in the early morning of Dec. 16 as outdoor temperature in this area plunged to minus 0.8 degree Celsius.


The Lang Son Provincial Hydrometeorology Forecast Centre said that the outdoor temperature dropped to 6.2 degrees in Lang Son City and the rainfall was measured at 19.0mm at Mau Son.


This type of weather has attracted the attention of local residents and visitors.


Source: VNA


Source: QDND

Mountain landslides pummels Quang Nam

In Uncategorized on November 12, 2010 at 6:22 am

Five dead in Lao Cai mountain landslide

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2010 at 11:19 am

At least five illicit gold miners have been found dead after being buried in a mountain landslide, prompted by heavy rains, in the northwestern province of Lao Cai August 5.


According to the Van Ban District People’s Committee, after a few days of torrential rains, thousands of tons of mountain soil and stone fell down on Sa Phin gold mine in Nam Xay Commune. About five to six miners were buried while they were taking shelter from the rain in a tent.


Five dead bodies of the men have been found, while local residents and authorities said that it was impossible to determine the number of people buried under the soil.


Earlier, on July 29 and August 3, two people were also reported to have been killed by flashfloods and landslides in the area.

Source: SGGP

French climber dies on Mexico’s highest mountain

In Uncategorized on August 4, 2010 at 7:20 am

XALAPA, Mexico, Aug 3, 2010 (AFP) – A 24 year-old French mountain climber died in the hospital after fracturing her skull in a fall while attempting to climb Mount Orizaba, Mexico’s highest mountain, state Civil Protection said Tuesday.


Amanda Lochet was rescued after her fall on Saturday, but died later while doctors were operating on her, said Noe Mora, the Civil Protection delegate for the Mexican state of Puebla.


Lochet, who claimed to have climbed mountains in the Alps, the Himalayas and the Andes, was climbing Orizaba with her boyfriend Sebastian Salva Sgio, officials said.


Mora said that Lochet slipped on the ice when the two were exiting a glaciar on Orizaba at a height of between 4,500 and 5,000 meters above sea level.


“We don’t know why she could not use her ice axe to brake her fall,” said Mora.


The climbers had already climbed past Orizaba’s steepest areas and were on their way to the peak, officials said.

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Source: SGGP

‘Improve socio-economics’ mountain provinces told

In Uncategorized on July 30, 2010 at 7:18 pm




‘Improve socio-economics’ mountain provinces told


QĐND – Friday, July 30, 2010, 20:57 (GMT+7)

National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Phu Trong has urged provincial Party committees of five northern mountainous provinces to improve their socio-economic development strategies.


The NA Chairman, also a Politburo member, met withrepresentatives of the provinces of Lai Chau, Cao Bang, Hoa Binh, Lang Son and Son La on July 29 to hear ideas and proposals for draft documents to be considered at their provincial Party congresses.


Concerning local development plans, he asked the provinces to improve their planning by reviewing the implementation of their five-year plan and 10-year strategy on socio-economic development, while also drawing lessons from the past 25-year of renewal in their provinces.


A better review of these plans and strategies would help better prepare for the coming years, said Mr. Trong.


The NA leader praised the provinces’ efforts and achievements in socio-economic development, despite the disadvantages of their remote and moutainous locations.


He said each province needed to work out its own long-term plan for development based on an analysis of their strengths and weaknesses.


The NA Chairman also asked them to work out firm measures to fulfil their own targets while continuing to cooperate with each other on regional and national development.


He insisted that the provincial Party committees pay due attention to making sure a balanced number of qualified young cadres, women and ethnic members are represented on the committees.


To achieve this it is necessary to improve education and training for the cadres, especially young, female and ethnic cadres, said Trong, adding that the provincial Party committees must focus on improving their management and effectiveness in governing and to redouble efforts in spurring socio-economic progress.


He said Lai Chau province needs to improve its infrastructure and develop its rural traffic network while paying more attention to work on alleviating hunger and poverty.


He said the province should prioritise a number of fields for development and mobilising sources for investing in development.


Mr. Trong said Cao Bang province should fully exploit its advantages, such as its border gates, tourism potential and mineral mines. He asked the province to uphold and take full advantage of its strength while maintaining political stability and border security as well as preserving the eco-system and environment.


The NA Chairman said Hoa Binh province, as a gateway to the capital city of Hanoi, should better invest in its tourism potential while controlling social evils.


Lang Son province, which shares a border with China, was urged to better develop new rural areas and further alleviate hunger and poverty while harmonising its economic growth with socio-cultural development.


Mr. Trong asked Son La provincial leaders to improve public relations work and strengthen the local unity bloc while building its Party, political system and human resources training, the province should take good care of ethnic minority people and those who have been resettled. “Good social policies and maintenance of socio-political stability will help the province fulfil its target,” he said.


Source: VNS/VOVNews


Source: QDND

The beauty of Meo Vac mountain town

In Vietnam Landscapes on March 9, 2010 at 8:51 am




The beauty of Meo Vac mountain town


QĐND – Monday, March 08, 2010, 21:7 (GMT+7)

The quiet town of Meo Vac lies at the heart of the Meo Vac mountain border district in Ha Giang province.


The isolated town is located in a valley surrounded with the rocky mountains inhabited mostly by H’mong ethnic people.


It does not take much time to wander around the peaceful town but exploring it takes quite a while.


The forest and the fields stand in perfect harmony with the H’mong residential area and the administration offices and public works.


Source: VOV


Source: QDND