To deal with the problem, the Ministry of Transport in mid-May started a long-awaited VND7 trillion ($304.35 million) package to upgrade the North-South railway network. However, it will take the railway industry about two years to finish, meaning that the technology application for infrastructure cannot proceed right away. “The upgrading will be completed in late 2021. The railway industry will face difficulties to keep the frequency and capacity of train operation during the period,” VNR chairman Vu Anh Minh told VIR. “Even completed, technology application remains a hard task because of unsynchronous and not-modern-enough infrastructure.” … [Read more...] about BUSINESS NEWS HEADLINES MAY 25
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The cuts came amid bank credit growth in the first quarter of only 1.1 per cent compared to 2.28 per cent in the same period last year as many businesses scaled down or stopped operations, experts said. … [Read more...] about VN ready to be world’s factory, but is the world?
Not being in the usual training environment has proven to be a challenge but with a challenge also comes opportunity. To be creative, have discipline and think outside the box. It has allowed a new outlook on training. Not just seeing it as an obligation/task that must be completed but rather finding ways to enjoy it. (Sometimes easier said than done, hah) Variety is key and also creating/finding a session that will challenge me but doing it with a joyful, thankful mindset because I’m healthy and blessed to be doing it. Here’s to a few more weeks of finding new ways to suffer and come out stronger on the other side. @pumanewzealand @pumawomen … [Read more...] about Off The Court: Karin Burger on her journey from South Africa to becoming a world champion
An avocado orchard in Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province’s Chau Duc District. — VNA/VNS Photo Hoang Nhi In Ben Tre and Tien Giang provinces in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, which have large areas under durian, farmers have been plagued this season by drought and severe saltwater intrusion. … [Read more...] about Southern fruit farmers plagued by poor harvest, low prices
Price is crystal clear when it comes to future opponents. He's not interested in Joe Joyce, Daniel Dubois or any other ruthless contender on the rise. He wants the final chapter to be a feel-good farewell to the sport he loves, but recognises the paradox in his plan; it's hard for winning fighters to walk away. … [Read more...] about David Price on Derek Chisora regrets, regaining pride, and knowing when to retire
The US - In 2018 and 2019, the US provided $893million - around a seventh of the agency's total yearly funding and around 15% of its annual budget. On Wednesday, April 15, Donald Trump announced he would halt funding to the agency, saying the WHO did not do enough to stop Covid-19 from spreading. Bill Gates - The charity that Microsoft founder runs with his wife, the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation, gives gives the second largest amount of money to the WHO. The billionaire entrepreneur said the organisation's "work is slowing the spread of COVID-19 and if that work is stopped no other organisation can replace them". UK - In the two years between 2020-2021, the UK will contribute £17.3m. The Uk provides the third biggest contributions to the WHO - around 7.79% of the annual budget - and contributed $435million between 2018 and 2019. China - The country gave donated around $86m in contributions between 2018-19. China has also committed to a further $57million in … [Read more...] about What does the World Health Organisation do and who funds it?