Vietnam 

Northern coastal provinces talk regional links – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HÀ NỘI — Northern coastal provinces and cities need to enhance regional links to boost the economy, Chairman of the Việt Nam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) Vũ Tiến Lộc said at a forum in Quảng Ninh Province yesterday. At the Northern Coastal Region Economic Forum held by VCCI, Lộc said provinces and cities including Quảng Ninh, Hải Phòng, Thái Bình, Hải Dương and Hưng Yên had close ties in socio-economic development. The economic forum would be held annually from this year as…

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Singapore 

‘Rain’ in Marina Coastal Expressway after sprinklers activated by accident, Singapore News

SINGAPORE – Motorists who were heading to the west on the Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE) on Tuesday (March 19) experienced a wet morning when tunnel fire sprinklers were accidentally activated. A video posted on Facebook group Singapore Taxi Driver shows water raining down on vehicles in an MCE tunnel. Motorcyclists are seen stopping at the side of the expressway to don their raincoats before carrying on with their journey. The video prompted speculation among social media users that there was a burst pipe in the expressway tunnel. In response to…

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Vietnam 

Bình Thuận looks to coastal economy – Economy – Vietnam News | Politics, Business, Economy, Society, Life, Sports

Viet Nam News HCM CITY — The People’s Committee in the south–central coastal province of Bình Thuận targets increasing by 1.3 times the coastal economic growth rate by 2020 against the current total provincial rate. Nguyễn Ngọc Hai, the committee’s chairman, said the entire seafood sector would grow on average by 10 per cent, the seafood processing sector by 75 per cent, and coastal tourism by 19.3 per cent each year by 2020. Under the plan, the province’s seafood exports would reach US$170 million by that time,…

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