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With the use of a conveyor system instead of automobiles to transport discarded soil and rocks, over VND300 billion of transportation costs will be saved annually. … [Read more...]

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Art & Entertainment News 24/11

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Bun Cha listed top 10 world's best street food … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 20/11

HCM City bustling with year-end fashion shows Nguyen Cong Tri - one of 100 well-known contemporary designers will open the Vietnam International Fashion Week 2014 with a performance featuring his latest designs on December 1. The 6-day fashion week will present to fashionista 17 performances of global fashion brands, including Antonio Grimaldi of Italia; On Aura Tout Vu, Defined Moment, andAtelier Chardon Savard of France; ISSUE of Thailand; Frederick Lee from Singapore; Tsolo Munkh from … [Read more...]

Travel News 17/11

Conde Nast Traveler lists Long Bien Market a world's best Conde Nast Traveler named the Long Bien wholesale market in Hanoi located under the famous Long Bien Bridge that was repeatedly bombed and repaired during the war with America on its list of the world top 7 street markets. Heralded by the Communist party as a symbol of Vietnam's resilience, today the bridge watches over a buzzing hive of vendors selling live frogs and sweet mangosteens. Since this is a daily market, it's best to make … [Read more...]

Social News 9/11

HCMC to spend VND4 trillion removing households on canals Ho Chi Minh City plans to spend VND 4 trillion (US$188,421,853) evacuating dilapidated houses which located along the canals to make city more beautiful. The Department of Construction in Ho Chi Minh City said that it has removed over 10,000 households which located along canals in districts 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 11, 12, Binh Tan, Tan Binh, Tan Phu, Go Vap, Binh Thanh, Thu Duc and Binh Chanh. As of plan to evacuate 15,000 households living in … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s egg coffee makes world top 10 best drink list

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Vietnam's egg coffee makes world top 10 best drink list … [Read more...]

Travel News 3/11

Air route launched between Phu Quoc and Singapore An air route linking Vietnam's Phu Quoc island in the southern province of Kien Giang and Singapore was launched at Phu Quoc International Airport on November 2. To start, Vietnam Airlines will operate flights twice a week using A321 airplanes. It will later adjust the number of flights to market demand and operational effectiveness. This is the second international air route to Phu Quoc after a route between the island and Russia was launched … [Read more...]

Social News 3/11

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Annual run raises funds for kids with cancer, heart disease Thousands of Hanoians are expected to participate in a run that will raise funds for underprivileged children with cancer and heart diseases. The annual Ha Noi Run for Children (HRC) on November 9 will begin at the main gate of the Thong Nhat (Reunification) Park on Tran Nhan Tong Street, and go around Thien Quang Lake. Launched by the Embassy of Canada and other agencies, the HRC fundraising event is now considered a fall tradition … [Read more...]

Urban space expansion

The city's space will be expanded in five main directions, forming axes towards surrounding economic zones. Westward expansion of the city's space (Photo: Mai Anh)

Hai Duong city's urban space has been increasingly expanded to help the city gradually become a nucleus in the urban system of the Northern focal economic region. Since its liberation on October 30, 1954, Hai Duong city's urban space has been increasingly expanded, especially after 1997, to help the city gradually become a nucleus in the urban system of the Northern focal point economic region. … [Read more...]

Activities for Agent Orange Victims

The Provincial Association for Victims of Agent Orange/ Dioxin assists member Hoang Van Xanh in Hiep An commune (Kinh Mon district) with money for house construction

In their lives, victims of Agent Orange/ Dioxin inherently suffer many disadvantages. In their lives, victims of Agent Orange/ Dioxin (VAOD) inherently suffer many disadvantages which can increase many more when the protection of their legitimate rights is not cared about by associations. … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 9/10

Thuy Linh shines at Miss International The strikingly beautiful Vietnamese model Cao Thuy Linh was chosen Best National Costume at the 2014 Miss Grand International (MGI) beauty pageant on October 7. Eighty-five international contestants coming from different countries and territories around the globe participated in the gala affair held in Bangkok, Thailand. Daryanne Lees from Cuba was sashed winner of the MGI 2014. The two runner-up title went to Hiwot Mamo from Ethiopia and Kathryn Kohut … [Read more...]

Hai begins sixth stint as Binh Duong coach

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HCM CITY (VNS) -Le Thuy Hai has agreed to continue as coach of the V-League team Becamex Binh Duong, marking the sixth time that he was retained as team coach since 2007. … [Read more...]

Social News 3/10

HCM City sunk floodwater An one hour heavy rain shouldered in the area of Ho Chi Minh City, causing serious flooding several streets in the evening of September 30. Floodwater unexpectedly rise up and caused traffic jam and motorcycle engine failure during many hours in main roads like Binh Thanh district's Xo Viet Nghe Tinh, Ung Van Khiem street; district 2's Luong Dinh Cua, Tran Nao street; district 9's Do Xuan Hop and others. Due to influence of heavy rains, most of piped drainage systems … [Read more...]

Schools will struggle to meet enrollment target

Pre-school children study painting in Hong Tri Commune, Bao Lac District, Cao Bang Province. A lack of funds makes it hard for remote, mountainous areas to achieve the target of universalising pre-school education for five-year-old children by the end of next year. - VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Thuy

HA NOI (VNS) - It would be difficult to achieve the target of universalising pre-school education for five-year-old children by the end of next year, agreed educational experts at a conference yesterday. … [Read more...]

Social News 9/9

Authorities uncover illegal timber trade Police in Thua Thien - Hue Province have uncovered cases of illegal logging of rare trees that are listed in Vietnamese Red Book of Endangered Species. The trees included Burma padauk (Pterocarpus macrocarpus), cho (Dipterocarpus retusus) son huyet (Melanorrhea laccifera), doi and chua. Exploitation, purchasing and transportation of these species are prohibited in Viet Nam. Last Friday night, traffic police stopped a bus in the province's Huong Thuy … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 5/9

First Monsoon Music Festival attracts foreign artists Large numbers of talented artists and musicians from around the world will gather at Hanoi's former Thang Long Imperial Citadel from October 2-4 for Monsoon Music Festival 2014. Famous artists of Vietnam such as singers Thanh Lam and Ha Tran, jazz guitarist French-Vietnamese Nguyen Le, and foreign artists including percussionist Rhani Krija from Morocco, keyboard player Martin Hedin from Sweden and others from Denmark, the UK, France, … [Read more...]

Sports News 4/9

Women's football team prepares for ASIAD 17 The national women's football team on September 3 flew to China for a training camping preparation for the upcoming 2014 Asian Games (ASIAD 17) to take place in Incheon, the Republic of Korea later this month. During the training camp, the team plays a friendly match with a Chinese team on September 5. Upon returning to Vietnam, they plan to continue training at the Hanoi National Sport Training Center. Previously, chief coach Mai Duc Chung … [Read more...]

Social News 4/9

HCM City has stem cell assoc The government of HCMC has licensed the establishment of a stem cell association to serve hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. According to health experts, the biggest problem with hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is a limited number of donors as Vietnam's current population policy encourages each family to have two children only. Stem cells can only be extracted from biological siblings, making it difficult for patients to have homologous bone marrow … [Read more...]