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jeudi 25 juillet 2019

Central Vietnam hit hard by drought

Some 65,500 hectares of crops in Vietnam's central region will be affected by the ongoing drought, and nearly 138,800 households will have to deal with water shortage in their daily lives, daily newspaper Vietnam News reported on Thursday.

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mercredi 13 mars 2019

Vietnam's elephant festival draws cheers and critics

Mahout Y Hoi Bya sits atop his elephant, whacking him with a large stick to urge him toward the finish line at the Buon Don race in Vietnam's central highlands.

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vendredi 28 décembre 2018

Drought threatens farmers in south-central region

Lower water levels in reservoirs and barren farmland can be easily seen in many parts of the south-central and Central Highlands region even though it is the rainy season, reports the Nông Thôn Ngày Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper.

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mercredi 22 août 2018

Vietnam’s coffee growers face profit squeeze from bumper crop

Farmers fear record output and competition from other countries will depress prices

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jeudi 31 août 2017

Vietnam: assisting drought-affected farmers in the Central Highlands

In 2016, the central and southern regions Vietnam experienced their worst drought and salt intrusion in 90 years, 18 provinces declared a state of emergency at the same time. One million people were left in dire need of food assistance as a result, and close to two million saw their livelihoods lost or badly affected.

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mardi 28 mars 2017

Montagnards : escaping Vietnam, stateless in Thailand

In the heart of Bangkok, a small community says it is escaping religious persecution by the Vietnamese authorities.

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dimanche 13 mars 2016

Vietnam threatens to revoke licenses of Trung Nguyen's tourism projects

Authorities in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has ordered Trung Nguyen Corporation, one of Vietnam's largest coffee producers, to speed up construction work on four long-delayed tourism projects, local media reported on Thursday.

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dimanche 3 janvier 2016

Drought forecast to hit central Vietnam this year due to El Niño

Drought will continue to affect the central region of Vietnam, especially the Central Highlands, this year due to the effect of the El Niño weather phenomenon, according to a recent report by the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development

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jeudi 3 décembre 2015

Illegal logging cuts down national park

Hundreds of trees are being cut down in Yok Don National Park in the Central Highlands of Viet Nam, despite efforts from forest management officers.

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mercredi 3 juin 2015

Cambodia refuses asylum to Montagnard refugees from Vietnam

Cambodia is refusing protection for almost 100 Montagnard asylum seekers fleeing persecution in Vietnam as four refugees travel from Nauru to the impoverished nation under a controversial $55.5 million agreement with Australia.

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lundi 25 mai 2015

Illegal gold mining ravaging farmlands in Vietnam's Central Highlands

A recent raid of an illegal gold mine in Kon Tum Province ended up with a truck belonging to authorities being damaged by violent miners.

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Vietnam tribe takes births seriously, disdains death

Dan Lai kids run around their forest terrain without a hat or slippers. Some toddlers do not even have clothes on.

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mardi 17 mars 2015

Vietnamese authorities threaten to tear down a church and expel its priest

Kon Tum - Fear still prevails among Catholics who attend a makeshift church in Dak Jak, Kon Tum, in the Central Highlands of Vietnam. For several weeks, provincial authorities have been trying to get rid of the structure and expel the local priest.

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jeudi 5 mars 2015

Vietnam closes Pleiku airport until october for upgrade

Pleiku Airport in the Central Highlands will be closed until late October for works to expand its runway and parking areas to accommodate larger aircraft.

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jeudi 25 décembre 2014

Record volcanic cave system discovered in central Vietnam

A joint team of Vietnamese and Japanese scientists have discovered what they believe is Southeast Asia's longest volcanic cave system in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong, according to Vietnam's General Department of Geology and Mineral Resources.

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mardi 2 décembre 2014

Vietnam to cancel 31 hydropower plants in Central Highlands

Central government inspectors have called for the cancellation of 31 hydropower projects in Gia Lai Province.

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jeudi 25 septembre 2014

Stone thrower injures Chinese bus passenger in Vietnam

A rock hurled through the window of a bus traveling through the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak injured a Chinese passenger’s eye on Wednesday night.

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jeudi 11 septembre 2014

Coffee reserves in Vietnam shrinking to lowest since 2011

Coffee growers in Vietnam, the top producer of robusta beans used by Nestle SA, are probably holding the smallest stockpiles in three years after rising prices boosted sales, signaling a shortage in global supplies.

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dimanche 10 août 2014

Exhibit features French photographer’s old works of Vietnam’s Central Highlands

A photo exhibit by a French photographer which showcases landscapes and ethnic minority people of Vietnam’s Central Highlands back in the 1950s is running in Hanoi until January 2015.

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mardi 5 août 2014

Central Vietnam hydropower dam breaks again, flooding fields

A hydropower dam in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai broke again on Friday morning causing a flash flood that claimed more than 100 hectares of farmland.

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dimanche 27 juillet 2014

Coffee growers in Vietnam seen reaping bigger crop

Coffee farmers in Vietnam, the world’s top grower of robusta beans, are forecast to gather a record crop in the 12 months from October 2015 as they improve cultivation methods and replace old trees with new varieties.

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samedi 8 mars 2014

Drought in Vietnam causes coffee headache

Coffee production in Vietnam, the world's biggest producer of robusta beans, will be significantly lower than last year due to cold and dry weather, the Vietnam Coffee-Cocoa Association said Thursday.

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dimanche 17 novembre 2013

Saola rediscovered ! ‘Asian Unicorn’ sighted in Vietnam for first time in 15 years

The saola, one of the rarest and most threatened mammals on the planet, has been photographed in Vietnam for the first time in the 21st century. The enigmatic species was caught on film in September by a camera trap set by WWF and the Vietnamese government’s Forest Protection Department in the Central Annamite mountains.

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jeudi 10 octobre 2013

Vietnam lets churches thrive, but keeps control

KRET KROT — A year ago in this poor hill-tribe village, police rounded up members of a small Catholic sect who were accused of trying to create an independent state. The leaders are in jail, followers who escaped have fled into the jungle and officers patrolling the muddy streets warn people to shun that offshoot of the faith.

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samedi 6 juillet 2013

Turf battles : Vietnam’s land rights crisis

BUON MA THUOT: Thi Sieu says her family lived for generations on a small plot of land studded with cashew trees until they fell victim to an alleged land grab by powerful local elites, a fate shared with many indigenous farmers in Vietnam’s lush central hills.

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mardi 26 février 2013

Bauxite projects pose environmental and economic problems

Nguyen Thanh Son, Director of the Song Hong Power Company under Vietnam National Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin), said that the bauxite projects in Central Highlands region have a harmful effect on the environment and have become an economic burden.

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vendredi 7 décembre 2012

Tan Rai bauxite plant to release first product in mid-December

After four times of delays, the Tan Rai bauxite plant will have its first batch of product on December 14-15.

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mercredi 10 octobre 2012

Rare gaur killed in Vietnam national park

Police in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong are investigating a case in which 17 people were suspected of killing an endangered gaur in a national park.

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vendredi 21 septembre 2012

Korea wants to develop wind power in Vietnam

Some Korean renewable energy enterprises are exploring the potential for wind power to apply Korean wind power technology in Vietnam.

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lundi 19 mars 2012

Vietnam to test-run first alumina plant in early Q2

Vietnam will test-run the country's first alumina plant early in the second quarter starting in April, before moving to full production, a state-run newspaper said on Friday, indicating a slight delay in the project.

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