Sapa hotel, It’s tough to leave misty Sapa
For over a century people from all over the world have experienced the magnificent and misty mountains, splendid rice terraced fields, endless flower hills, vaporous layers of clouds and snow which makes Sapa the landscape of dreams.
A splendid view of Sapa.
And also in fell in love with the land and have been so sad to leave the picture-book area.
From its early days, the valley which is famous for having four seasons in one day, has become home to Ta Van plum and Sa Pa peach, specialties in Sapa.
In spring, Sapa wins peoples’ hearts with its thousands of pink peach blossoms overwhelming mountains, hills and valleys as well as the road to Fan Xi Pang peak and through Hoang Lien Son Range.
From Ham Rong Mountain peak, we can see the town colored like a giant pink carpet. Moreover, it looks more interesting dotted with the multicolored Mong girls’ dresses. In spring nights, they listen to flute sounds of village boys and follow the melodies to find their lovers.
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By December 17, dozens of buffaloes had died in addition to the destruction of more than 2,000 sq.m of orchid gardening and 60 percent of chayote grown acreage.
Students in 63 schools in Sa Pa, including 20 nurseries, 22 primary and 21 secondary schools, were allowed to stay at home on December 16 and 17.
More than 500 blankets and many presents have been sent to the students to help ease their difficulties, the office said.
On December 16, temperatures plunged to below 5 degrees Celsius across the whole of Lao Cai province. Particularly, the mercury dropped to minus 3
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Earlier on December 15, heavy snow and a thick layer of ice covered O Quy Ho Pass in Sa Pa, while the temperature was recorded at minus 1 degree Celsius.
This type of weather, while not unheard-of, occasionally occurs in the highest northern mountains during winter.
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The snowfall attracted tourists to Sa Pa, causing congestion from the provincial capital of Lao Cai to the resort town.
From the height of 1,500m above sea level, icy sheets were about 2.5 cm thick.-
Cold weather closes schools in Ha Giang Province
Students in all grades in the northern mountainous Ha Giang Province's Dong Van and Meo Vac districts will not attend school today after temperatures dropped below one degree Celsius.
Local teachers are still required to report for duty at schools every day and will visit villages to encourage students to return to schools when the weather becomes warmer, head of the Meo Vac District Education Department Lam Quang Hung said.
Statistic from the province detailed that over 37,000 students were off from schools yesterday due to cold weather. The provincial department of education and training urged districts to maintain their schools and pay special attention to student's health care, food, and medicine.
In the past several days, snow has fallen in the communes Lung Phin, Lung Cu, Pho Bang, Sa Phin of Dong Van District and Thuong Phung, Xin Cai of Meo Vac District.
New influenza vaccine factory put into operation
A vaccine factory capable of producing about 1.5 million doses of A/H5N1 influenza vaccine for human use a year became operational on December 12 in the central coastal province of Khanh Hoa.
According to the Institute of Vaccines and Medical Biology (IVAC) under the Ministry of Health, factory is one of the six first ones funded by the World Health Organisation in developing countries.
Approved by the Prime Minister in 2008, the factory, which meets the good manufacturing practice standard known as WHO-GMP, successfully apply the technology of producing the vaccine from inseminated eggs.
A farm breeding 7,000 chickens to provide biologically safe materials for the factory was set up.
In 2011, IVAC produced three lots of A/H1N1 influenza vaccine which were successfully tested on human in southern Long An province.
Nine more lots were produced in 2012, meeting the quality standards of the WHO and European Pharmacopoeia. The lots are now being tested.
Established in 1978 in NhaTrang city, the IVAC’s function is to research and manufacture vaccines and medical biological products and provide related services and consultations.
Hanoi students bag medals at int’l science Olympiad
Six 10th graders of Hanoi-based gifted schools recently won a gold and five silver medals at the 10th International Junior Science Olympiad (IJSO) held in India.
The gold medal went to Le Manh Tuan, a student of chemistry at Hanoi-Amsterdam Gifted High School.
The five silver medals were awarded to Dao Vu Quang, a maths student, Tran Nhat Quang, a physics student, and Pham Quang Hieu, a chemistry student, all from Hanoi-Amsterdam Gifted High School.
The other two silver medals were presented to
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Duy Hong, a maths student from Son Tay talented high school, and Le Ba Truong Giang, a maths student from Nguyen Hue talented high school.
This is the highest result Vietnamese students have achieved in such competition.
Vietnamese students won six bronzes in 2011 and three silver and three bronze medals in 2012.
They are normally tested in maths, physics, chemistry, and biology.
This year’s event was held at Balewadi Sports Complex in Pune city, about 170km south of Mumbai state, from December 3-12.
Quang Binh province names street after General Vo Nguyen Giap
The home province of the legendary General Vo Nguyen Giap has approved a resolution to name a new street in Dong Hoi city after him.
The resolution was adopted at a meeting of the Quang Binh provincial People’s Council on December 12.
The new street, seven kilometres long and 60 metres wide, runs along the coast and is the widest roadway in Dong Hoi city to date. In the future, the it will connect the two districts of Quang Ninh and Le Thuy - the General’s hometown.
According to Director of the Quang Binh provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Luong Van Luyen, with its good location and modern infrastructure, Vo Nguyen Giap Street will be the most beautiful roadway in Dong Hoi city.
General Vo Nguyen Giap passed away on October 4 at the age of 103. A two-day National Funeral for the General was held nationwide on October 12-13. He