Cham Islands officials resist plan to send tourist boats from Da Nang

A boat docks on a beach off the Cham Islands. The world biosphere reserve is vulnerable to mass tourism with overloaded boats and logistics demands. (Photo: VNA) Quang Nam (VNS/VNA) – The Cham Islands off the coast of Hoi An have since 2015 limited the number of tourists permitted to 3,000 per day to protect […]

Increase in air monitoring frequency in HCM City proposed

The HCM City Department of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed local authorities to raise the frequency of air monitoring. According to the department, the air monitoring is conducted just 10 days in the morning and afternoon per month. HCM City faces the serious pollution So the department suggested that it would be necessary to […]

Embark on a Caribbean cruise on the newest floating fun ­palace — Norwegian Encore

THEY’VE got to be kidding! It’s my first glimpse of new cruise ship Norwegian Encore and from the quay, I spot a transparent waterslide tube overhanging the side, 15 decks above. Scary or what! I say a silent thank you to him upstairs that it’s a chilly November so I have a perfect excuse for […]

Quang Tri: over 1.7 bln USD poured into economic, industrial zones

A BOT toll station in Quang Tri province (Source: VNA) Quang Tri (VNA) – Economic zones and industrial parks in the central province of Quang Tri attracted over 40 trillion VND (over 1.7 billion USD) from 150 investment projects as of July this year. Quang Tri is currently home to the southeast coastal economic zone, […]