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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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samedi 3 mars 2012

Economic zones left deserted in Kon Tum, Binh Dinh

Despite huge investments worth billions of dong, the Bo Y international border gate in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, and the Nhon Hoi economic zone in the Binh Dinh Province have been left deserted without any investors or operational projects.

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dimanche 19 février 2012

Central Highlands road severely deteriorated

While it is expected to help ease traffic pressure on the National Highway 1A on the North - South route, the National Highway 14, the part of the Ho Chi Minh Road passing through the Central Highlands, still remains an unfinished construction site.

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jeudi 18 août 2011

Bauxite route not ready for transport

Transport officials at a meeting in Dong Nai Province on Saturday concluded that road conditions are not suitable for transporting alumina from the mining site in the Central Highlands to a port on the Thi Vai River for export, and suggested that upgrade be made quickly.

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jeudi 21 juillet 2011

Vietnam anthropology expert Georges Condominas dies at 90

Georges Condominas, a French cultural anthropologist best known for his studies of the ethnic minority people of Mnong in Vietnam's Central Highlands, has died at 90 in France, Tuoi Tre reported Wednesday.

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mercredi 20 juillet 2011

Vietnam aims to start alumina production in September

HANOI - Vietnam will produce the first alumina from a bauxite complex in the Central Highlands in September after months of delays caused by adverse weather, power shortages and slow equipment delivery, the official Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.

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mardi 16 novembre 2010

Vietnam jails 2 hill tribe villagers for plotting anti-government protests

HANOI — An official says two hill tribe villagers in central Vietnam have been sentenced up to six years in prison for planning anti-government protests.

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mercredi 28 avril 2010

Central Vietnam should scratch 38 hydropower projects

The Ministry of Industry and Trade has proposed that the government cancels 38 approved hydropower plant projects in the central region as they pose serious threats to the environment and society.

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lundi 1 mars 2010

Vietnam launches second Chinese-run bauxite project

Hanoi - Vietnam has broken ground on a second Chinese-run bauxite mine and aluminum-refining project in the central highlands, state media reported Monday. Minister Nguyen Tan Dung attended a ceremony Sunday for the Nhan Co refinery in the province of Dak Nong, the state-run Vietnam News reported.

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lundi 14 septembre 2009

Vietnam Montagnards jailed up to 10 years

HANOI — Vietnam has jailed three ethnic minority Montagnards for up to 10 years after finding them guilty of "undermining national solidarity", state media said on Monday.

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dimanche 6 septembre 2009

Vietnam pushes investment, but road long in restive region

BUON MA THUOT - Senior Vietnamese officials on Saturday sought to portray a remote region of the country that has grappled with at times violent anti-government protests as an attractive investment destination.

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vendredi 21 août 2009

PM backs controversial Vietnam bauxite project

Visiting a controversial aluminum factory in Vietnam's Central Highlands, prime minister Nguyen Tan Dung said the project should go forward, state media reported Wednesday.

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jeudi 25 juin 2009

Vietnamese court rejects lawsuit against prime minister

A court in Hanoi has rejected a lawsuit against Vietnam's prime minister seeking to halt controversial bauxite mining projects, the government reported Tuesday.

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jeudi 11 juin 2009

China's rise stirs Vietnam's anxiety

If there was a need to identify a consensus among Vietnamese across the spectrum from domestic to overseas, it must be the uneasy feeling towards China. The Vietnamese mentality regarding national security from time immemorial has been that of vigilance on China.

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mercredi 10 juin 2009

Foreign donors caution Vietnam on bauxite mining

Hanoi - Donors to Vietnam have called on the Vietnamese government to be cautious in a planned bauxite-mining project because it might have severe consequences for the people and environment in the pristine Central Highlands, a diplomat said Wednesday.

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lundi 1 juin 2009

Vietnam farmers fall to bauxite bulldozers

HO CHI MINH CITY - A plan to mine bauxite deposits in Vietnam's Central Highlands, and whose opponents include famed general Vo Nguyen Giap, has provoked dissent even in the companies involved while already tearing up the livelihoods of tea and coffee farmers in nearby towns.

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French wine grapes thrive in Vietnam's central highlands

Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Caladoc and Syrah (or Shiraz) are among the better known varieties of grapes for making red wine, yet not one of them was grown in Vietnam until French viticulturist Daniel Carsol started planting them in the central highlands early in 2007.

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vendredi 1 mai 2009

Hanoi wants China's involvement in mining

Vietnam is pressing ahead with efforts to lure Chinese mining firms despite facing at home an increasingly bold environmental lobby and a deep-seated suspicion of the country's larger, more prosperous northern neighbour.

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jeudi 30 avril 2009

Vietnam says won't sell bauxite stakes to foreigners

HANOI - Vietnam said it would go ahead with a bauxite project in a $460 million contract with a Chinese company, but it will not sell stakes in such ventures to foreigners.

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mardi 28 avril 2009

Vietnam to review Chinese bauxite mining projects

Vietnam will review the environmental and economic impact of controversial Chinese-backed bauxite mining projects in the country's Central Highlands, Vietnamese press reported Monday.

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lundi 27 avril 2009

Controversial Vietnam mine project to proceed

HANOI — Vietnam's most powerful ruling body has endorsed a controversial bauxite mining project but said it must be carried out with respect for the environment and local residents, state media said Monday.

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