Detailed planning for urban residential area to south of Han bridge approved

The urban area covers 43.3 ha in Viet Hoa and Cam Thuong wards with an expected population of 1,650.

The Hai Duong provincial People’s Committee has approved the detailed planning in the ratio of 1 to 500 for the urban residential area to the south of Han bridge (Hai Duong city).

The urban area covers 43.3 ha in Viet Hoa and Cam Thuong wards with an expected population of 1,650.

A hospital, schools, a cultural house, social housing, and two small commercial areas will be constructed there beside houses, villas, and garden houses.

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Singapore launches tourism campaign to attract Vietnamese

HCM CITY (VNS)- The Singaporean Tourism Board (STB) yesterday launched its “The new fun is Singapore-made” promotion campaign in HCM City, hoping to attract more Vietnamese tourists to the island.

A fresh perspective on experiencing fun in Singapore is presented through a four-part series of short films with popular emcee Vu Anh Tuan.

The films highlight the “new fun” and activities that travellers to Singapore can look forward to during their vacation there beyond popular attractions like Orchard Road and Marina Bay Sands.

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Ha Noi city to develop 77ha urban area

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Trade shortfall reaches US$438 million


The Hanoitimes - During the first half of October, exports dipped 13.9% compared to the second half of September to US$6.2 billion resulting in a trade shortfall of US$438 million. According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), however, … [Continue reading]

City issues licences to four projects

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Vingroup to build tallest building in Viet Nam

HA NOI (VNS)- Vingroup is planning to construct the tallest building in Viet Nam that will serve as a landmark along Sai Gon River in HCM City, a company representative revealed in October. The 81-storey building will serve as a high-end shopping … [Continue reading]

Sugar firms merge

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Water company sees inflow from IPO

HCM CITY (VNS) - Trung An Water Supply Company Ltd. earned VND20.6 billion (US$970,000) from its initial public offering at the HCM City Stock Exchange yesterday. All shares were sold at a price of VND15,600 ($0.75) each, or 56 per cent higher than … [Continue reading]

Most Ha Noi-listed firms see profits

HA NOI (VNS)- About 87 per cent, or 179, of the 206 companies that have issued financial reports at the stock exchange here have announced profits. Stock exchange figures showed that a total of 206 of the 208 companies listed issued financial … [Continue reading]

Ultra-running fad reaches Vietnam


Lately, young Vietnamese people have taken to the trend of ultra-running, which has recently swept across Europe. Running to see the country Describing the appeal of this pass time, one student of the Foreign Trade University in HCM City, said, "I … [Continue reading]