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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Wiring solution?

In my previous post I showed pictures of power cables, mainly on Trang Hung Dau and mused about them being moved underground some day.


Co-incidentally Vietnam Daily News published an article about the same thing.Full article here

The main concern is that there are no standards in place and cables are being buried in a haphazard manner. On Tran Hung Dao they'll be in lined ditches with power and telecom wires kept apart. On Le Than Ton they'll be buried 75cm underground in plastic pipes with no concrete support.

Great, the era of the permanent roadworks is dawning.

5 comments:

Ba said...

It's Trần Hưng Đạo.

amasc said...

Oops spelling mistake and that's without using the diacritics, thanks for that Ba. Consider it fixed. I'll leave out the diacritics even though I know I'm wrong to because for most of my readers they just show up as boxes and other symbols so make the place names unintelligble.

amasc said...

Um, unintelligible. It's clearly bad spelling week for me.

Ba said...

I figured you spelled it the way you pronounced it, especially the word Dao. By the way, is the H1N1 vaccine available in VN?

amasc said...

To be honest I'm not sure, I found this (http://www.saigon-gpdaily.com.vn/Health/2009/11/76120/) about the Pasteur institute producing the vaccine but haven't found much else. The initial panic here, as elsewhere, has eased and people are being more realistic about the disease now.