Bauxite is a rock containing aluminum hydroxide that is a principal ore of aluminum. Bauxite is found close to ground surface, between 0.8 to 2 meters deep depending on the geological structure of the region meant for exploitation.
Categorization of Bauxite
Bauxite valuation is categorized and defined based on the silica modulus (mSi) that is the factor of alumina versus silica oxide (SiO2). The higher this ratio, the more precious the bauxite ore.
In Vietnam, the silica modulus of bauxite found in Nhan Co ranges from 3.5 to 7.8 compared to bauxite mined in Indonesia (14 to 18), in Australia (11 to 21), and in India (20 to 25). The lower mSi indicates the poorer quality of bauxite ore. ....
source: http://www.hrw.org/en/news/2009/05/08/universal-periodic-review-submission-vietnam (Human Rights Watch - May 8, 2009)
Summary of main issues of concern
Although Vietnam has made important strides in poverty reduction and
economic reforms, the country remains a one-party state that denies its
citizens the freedoms of speech, press, assembly, and religion, as well
as the right to form independent trade unions and political parties.
Domestic legislation effectively criminalizes peaceful dissent and
unsanctioned religious activities, resulting in people imprisoned under
harsh conditions for peaceful expression of their political and
religious views. Vietnam is party to nine major international human
rights instruments. Vietnam has not extended invitations to any of the
UN special procedures since 1998.
HANOI (AFP) -- Vietnam's most powerful ruling body has endorsed a
controversial bauxite mining project but said it must be carried out
with respect for the environment and local residents, state media said
The Politburo, comprised of top government and Communist
party officials, said a decision to tap the country's abundant bauxite
reserves was "correct", the Vietnam News reported.
Thirty minutes after our Vietnam Airline flight departed from Tan Son Nhut airport in Ho Chi Minh City, we looked down upon the denuded red plains and my wife and I instantaneously felt an incredible sense of relief and freedom. We were finally free from the daily harassment, intimidation and greed of the Vietnamese officials and we could actually feel the weight of the last three months lift off our shoulders.
HANOI, April 10 (Bernama) -- A lack of research facilities is hampering
the Health Ministry's efforts to provide evidence to show that asbestos
is a threat to workers, the Vietnam news agency (VNA) reported.
Without the evidence, it is difficult to persuade policy makers to
prohibit the use of the fibre that causes malignant mesothelioma, lung
cancer and other fatal diseases.
The Preventive Medicine Department's Occupational Health and Injuries
Division deputy director Nguyen Thi Lien Huong says the World Health
Organisation has concluded that asbestos is toxic.
SAIGON, April 9 (Bernama) -- The Food Hygiene and Safety Department
said consumers should not worry about US baby formula suspected to be
tainted with perchlorate until global or US authorities confirm it.
Quoting a statement, the Vietnam news agency (VNA) reported that the
department said the US Food & Drug Administration (FDA) and World
Health Organisation did not sound warnings about perchlorate, a
chemical used in rocket fuel that is harmful to human health.
In the streets of Hanoi and Saigon, next to luxury hotels frequented by the rich, live beggars, many of them poor farmers who have had to leave their land. Some of the bishops are expressing concern, and urging solidarity with those in need.
Hanoi (AsiaNews) - The approach of the celebrations for the Tet (lunar new year) in Vietnam is widening the gap between rich and poor, and this is causing concern among some of the bishops, who are asking Catholics to help their brethren in need, whose numbers are growing steadily in many areas of the country.
Hanoi DPA Wed, 17 Dec 2008 - A Vietnam Airlines co-pilot was arrested Wednesday in Tokyo on suspicion of fencing stolen Japanese goods in Vietnam, an airline official said. Dang Xuan Hop, 33, was arrested by Japanese police after his flight from Hanoi landed at Tokyo's Narita International Airport. Police accuse him of being part of a ring that smuggled items stolen by a Vietnamese gang in Japan to customers in Vietnam.
VU TIEN HONG,Associated Press Writer AP - Wednesday,
HANOI, Vietnam - More than 20,000 Vietnamese workers have walked
off the job at a Taiwanese-owned plant that makes shoes for Nike Inc., demanding
higher pay to keep pace with skyrocketing prices, officials said Tuesday.
The workers at Ching Luh plant, in southern Long An province, went on strike
Monday. They want a 20 percent bump to their $59 average monthly salaries along
with better lunches at the company cafeteria, said Nguyen Van Thua, an official
with the province's trade union.
By GILLIAN WONG,Associated Press Writer AP - Wednesday, April 2
SINGAPORE - Washington has started deportation proceedings against thousands of Vietnamese living illegally in the United States under a pact between the two countries, a top U.S. immigration official said Tuesday.
Julie Myers, director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, eased the fears of some Vietnamese groups about the plan, saying those who have lived in the U.S. for more than 13 years would not be deported.
SYDNEY (AFP) - - A Vietnam Airlines pilot was charged in an
Australian court Tuesday with smuggling millions of dollars in drug profits out
of the country.
Quoc Viet Lai, 58, faces 40 counts of money laundering after allegedly taking
3.7 million dollars (3.4 million US) out of Australia between June 2005 and June
2006, the national AAP news agency reported.
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnamese officials said Friday that bird flu has made a comeback in Vietnam's capital after being held at bay for more than a year, and chided farmers for negligence in fighting the virus.
From correspondents in Hanoi January 05, 2008 05:32pm
VIETNAMES police have arrested a man who allegedly trafficked 23 females to China after authorities received a tip-off from one teenager who escaped back into Vietnam, a news report said today.
The Hanoi man, identified as Nguyen Anh Tuan, allegedly befriended the women through internet chatrooms, then enticed them to travel to northern border areas from where they were sent to China, the Thanh Nien daily said.
HANOI, Vietnam - Vietnamese police have arrested three people in connection with an online investment scam that allegedly swindled local investors out of some US$10 million, state media reported Saturday.
Special report from Thuy Phan NEW YORK - Eritrea has replaced North Korea in last place in an index measuring the level of press freedom in 169 countries throughout the world that is published today by Reporters Without Borders for the sixth year running. There is nothing surprising about this, Reporters Without Borders said. Even if we are not aware of all the press freedom violations in North Korea and Turkmenistan, which are second and third from last, EritreaEurope - in which the top 14 countries are located - no region of the world has been spared censorship or violence towards journalists. Of the 20 countries at the bottom of the index, seven are Asian Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Laos, Vietnam, China, Burma, and North Korea, five are African Ethiopia,...
The politics of Vietnam takes place in a framework of a single-party socialist republic. A new state constitution was approved in April 1992, reaffirming the central role of the Communist Party of Vietnam in politics and society, and outlining government reorganization and increased market reforms in the economy. Though Vietnam remains a one-party state, adherence to ideological orthodoxy has become less important than economic development as a national priority.