Thailand launches electric motorbike taxis, boats World

Thailand launches electric motorbike taxis, boats

The Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT) has launched prototype electric motorbike taxis and boats to support electric vehicle use in public transportation, aiming to reduce air pollution and particulate matter of 2.5 microns or less (PM2.5).
Sustainable crab catching a boon for islanders Society

Sustainable crab catching a boon for islanders

It’s sunrise on the Cham Islands. Members of the local land crab cooperative rush home with baskets full of crabs after a night hunting in the hilly forest. The catch is reported to the cooperative management board before their shell size is measured and, if they meet the criteria, a label attached denoting they are for legal sale at the market.
Motorbike taxis must be registered in Hanoi Society

Motorbike taxis must be registered in Hanoi

Drivers of "xe om" – or motorbike taxis – carrying passengers and goods and drivers of non-motorised vehicles will have to register with authorised agencies, according to a new draft regulation on the management and use of non-motorised vehicles and motorcycles in the capital city of Hanoi.
Unemployed graduates stick to simple jobs Society

Unemployed graduates stick to simple jobs

Dao Thanh Chien, a university graduate from the central province of Thanh Hoa, earns a monthly average of 8 million VND (355 USD) selling ice tea and driving a motorbike taxi, not from working as a public official as he wished after graduating from the university.
Ten best places to visit in Vietnam, Touropia finds Destinations

Ten best places to visit in Vietnam, Touropia finds

A long, narrow country squeezed in between the East Sea and the Laos and Cambodia borders, Vietnam is a land of striking landscapes that range from the lush rice terraces and forested mountains in the north to the picturesque valleys of the Central Highlands and the fertile delta and beautiful beaches of the south. Included in the mix are booming modern cities, colonial towns, traditional villages, archaeological sites and otherworldly islands.
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New bridge makes hundreds redundant

While millions of residents in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta eagerly await the opening of Can Tho Bridge, around 600 people making their livelihoods by operating ferries and motorbike taxis and vending food anxiously look for a new job.