At least 12 dead in northern Vietnam bus accident


The scene of the accident, where a bus ferrying 53 passengers plunged into an abyss, leaving at least 12 dead and 41 others injured on September 1, 2014. Photo: Khanh Van

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Engineer Tran exports three mini-subs to Malaysia

Thai Ngoc

One submarine is priced at US$3,500. The customer is responsible for customs clearance and submarine shipments.

The composite mini-sub weighs 150 kilograms, has a displacement of 200 liters and accommodates only one diver.

The sub, powered by electric engines, can reach a maximum depth of 45 meters but the depth of its tourism diving is restricted at three meters.

The partner is reportedly in talks with Tran over a technology transfer deal for building 45 such mini-subs in Malaysia.

In France, Tran worked for a submarine building company serving civil and economic purposes. He returned to Vietnam in 2006 and at first opened a facility producing wigs for export.

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Mixed-use Lotte Center opens

Van Ly Located on Lieu Giai Street in Ba Dinh District and near Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, Lotte Center Hanoi has five basements and 65 floors with total floor space of 253,000 square meters. This is the second highest building in Hanoi after Keangnam … [Continue reading]

City to suspend three poor-performing bus routes

Commuter buses are seen in downtown HCMC. Bus routes in HCMC are being rearranged to improve their efficiency - Photo: Anh Quan

Le Anh They are Cho Lon Bus Station-Binh Chanh District (route No. 92), Cho Lon Bus Station-Binh Dien Wholesale Market (route No. 105) and Hung Long Market-Binh Dien Wholesale Market (route No. 106), according to the HCMC Passenger Transport … [Continue reading]

Local users scramble to register for iPhone 6

Chi Thinh reported on Tuesday that during the program there will be one lucky customer awarded a 60% discount for iPhone 6 and 10 other people will enjoy a reduction of VND1.6 million apiece a day. The website forecast iPhone 6 … [Continue reading]

CEO Forum slated for Sept 24

Hong Phuc Speaking to the Daily at the announcement of the third CEO Forum in HCMC last week, Pham Phu Truong, deputy head of the Saigon Entrepreneurs Club, said attendants at the annual forum would be young CEOs. "CEOs want to have opportunities … [Continue reading]

City launches logo for products of price stabilization program

Products of enterprises joining the price stabilization program are on display on the sidelines of a conference in HCMC last week - Photo: Vu Yen

Vu Yen Le Ngoc Dao, deputy director of the department, told a conference on a plan to use a logo for the price stabilization program last week that preparations for designing the logo would be completed before the year-end. … [Continue reading]

Over 100,000 workers needed in city towards year-end

Thai Ngoc This month alone, factories in export processing zones and industrial parks in the city need over 2,000 workers and their demand may rise to 6,000 in October, said Bui Thanh Ngoc, deputy director of the Center for Job and Enterprise … [Continue reading]

Cellphone remains biggest export earner

Customers try using a new Samsung smartphone to take a selfie at a Samsung phone launch. Phones and phone parts continued to be the biggest export earner in the first eight months this year - Photo: Hung Le

Hung Le This revenue was much higher than the three products that used to generate the highest export revenues in previous years, which are apparel that brought US$1.63 billion in January-August this year, footwear with US$8.53 billion and crude … [Continue reading]

Local film comes to Toronto after Venice

A scene in the film Dap canh giua khong trung - Photo: Courtesy of organizer

My Tran "I am really surprised when the film has been invited to Toronto as the festival is open for films which will make a global premiere," said the film director Nguyen Hoang Diep, in a statement. … [Continue reading]