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In Vietnam, depositor receives 20 cents for 30-year bank savings


A Vietnamese joint stock commercial bank has finally agreed to repay the deposit and interest for a savings book a Ho Chi Minh City customer made back in the 1980s, nearly a month after the depositor was told her money had disappeared. But it is unclear whether Le Thi Bich Thuy is happy or upset with what she received, a mere VND4,385 (roughly 20 U.S. cents), for a deposit equivalent to five months' salary for a civil servant in 1983, when she opened the savings at the Socialist Saving Fund … [Read more...]

Social News 25/11

Vietnam leads way in forest protection Countries that border the Mekong River can learn from Viet Nam's excellent management of its Payments for Forest Environmental Services programme, said Luca Tacconi, Associate Dean of the College of the Asia and Pacific at Australia's Crawford School of Public Policy. Tacconi made the statement yesterday in Ha Noi at a seminar on payments for environmental services. Enterprises benefiting from unharmed forests fund the programme in Viet Nam, while in … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 25/11


Israeli exhibition shows VN's beauty … [Read more...]

Vietnam officials go gooey for Ha Long Bay


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Quang Ninh officials go gooey for Ha Long Bay


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Art & Entertainment News 24/11


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

Social News 22/11


Experts: VN should not limit motorbikes … [Read more...]

Audit asks party to punish former anti-corruption head, strip him of real estate holdings


The villa of former chief government inspector Tran Van Truyen in Ben Tre Province. Photo: Nguyen Khoa Chien … [Read more...]


Piano - Tuồng "Fire" by Pho An My and Dang Tue Nguyen Sat 29 Nov 2014, 8 pm Hanoi Opera House 1 Tràng Tiền, Hà Nội "Fire" is a project conceived 8 years ago by two artists Pho An My and Dang Tue Nguyen. Sharing the desire of creating a new theatre language as combination between piano and Tuồng, My and musician Dang Tue Nguyen has collaborated to generate "Fire" based on Tuồng script by poet Luong Tu Duc. The beauty and philosophical depth of Tuồng (traditional opera) has once again given … [Read more...]

Social News 19/11


Bribery scandal targets officials of many enterprises … [Read more...]

Government members join question-and-answer session

Photo: VGP/Nhat Bac

VGP - PM Nguyen Tan Dung and the Ministers of Industry and Trade, Home Affairs, Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs and Transport will answer questions about issues concerned by the National Assembly delegates from November 17-19. Minister of Industry and Trade Vu Huy Hoang will clarify the development of the auxiliary industry, domestic manufacturing industry, market management solutions, prevention of fake and smuggling as well as the domestic retail distribution. … [Read more...]

Vietnam preserves and promotes Ha Long Bay


(VOVworld) - Vietnam's Ha Long Bay was recognized by UNESCO as a world natural heritage for its geological and morphological values 20 years ago. It was Vietnam's second world heritage recognized by UNESCO after the imperial city of Hue in 1993. Hoang Trinh and Pham Phong report on Vietnam's efforts to preserve and promote Ha Long Bay: Preservation plans were immediately put in place after UNESCO's recognition 20 years ago. They have helped to boost local tourism and economic growth. However, … [Read more...]

Trang An eco-tourism site in Ninh Binh province

Trang An complex is referred to as a "Halong Bay on land" or an "outdoor geological museum"

(VOVworld) - Nature has endowed Ninh Binh with magnificent green mountains and blue water. The Trang An eco-tourism site is part of the Trang An Scenic Landscape Complex, an "outdoor geological museum". Every year, the site receives tens of thousands of visitors who come to explore its unique cave and grotto system. 7km west of the center of Ninh Binh province and 96 km south of Hanoi, Trang An covers an area of nearly 2,200 ha surrounded by limestone, hills, and river valleys. The only way … [Read more...]

National Water Resources Council members named

VGP - Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai, Chairman of the National Water Resources Council, has approved the list of the council's members. Accordingly, seven permanent members include Deputy Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Nguyen Thai Lai, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Hoang Van Thang, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade Cao Quoc Hung, Deputy Minister of Construction Cao Lai Quang, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Ngoc Dong, Deputy Minister of Science and … [Read more...]

Social News 11/11


70 percent of cancer patients in country detected late … [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...]

Savings disappear without a trace after 31 years


The savings of a local woman worth 7.5 grams of gold in 1983, or around VND7 million at the current price, has vanished after a national money-changing campaign which reduced the value of her savings. The new value of the savings became so small that it could not even cover the fee to maintain the bank account, and was automatically deleted without the depositor noticing. … [Read more...]

Press digest – November 06

VN demands China stop illegal building on Chu Thap reef Viet Nam demands China stop upgrading and building projects on Chu Thap reef (Stone Cross) in Viet Nam's Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago and avoid similar wrongdoings, said Foreign Ministry Spokesman Le Hai Binh. Viet Nam has full legal and historical documents to assert its sovereignty over Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelagoes, the Spokesman confirmed. On November 6, 2014, representatives of the Vietnamese Ministry … [Read more...]