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Tourism boom threatens Cham Island ecosystem

Environment

Tourism boom threatens Cham Island ecosystem

A large area of sea grass on the Cham Islands, off the coast of Hoi An, have been damaged due to the rapid increase in speed boats over the past several decades—another sign that mass tourism and unsustainable development threaten the rich ecosystem on the islands.

Malaysia: income gap doubles in two decades

ASEAN

Malaysia: income gap doubles in two decades

In spite of a decrease in official income inequality, the absolute earnings between Malaysia’s top 20 percent and their countrymen has nearly doubled compared with that of two decades ago, The Star newspaper reported.

 Prime Minister’s trip to Japan a success: Deputy FM

Politics

Prime Minister’s trip to Japan a success: Deputy FM

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s trip to Japan from October 8-10 has been a resounding success, contributing to enhancing political trust and friendly cooperation between Vietnam and Japan, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Le Hoai Trung has said.

Improvement of seaport infrastructure urged

Videos

Improvement of seaport infrastructure urged

For years, Vietnam has struggled to make full use of its seaports and as a result, infrastructure shortcoming have been driving up transportation and logistics costs – affecting the competitiveness.