Transport companies cut fees as fuel prices fall

A line of taxicabs parked on the roadside of Ly Thuong Kiet Street, Ha Noi. Many taxi companies recently annouced fare cuts falling rapid declines in fuel prices this year. - VNA/VNS Photo The Duyet

HA NOI (VNS) - Transport and taxi companies have moved to cut fees amid decreases in petrol and oil prices this year and complaints about their slow response. … [Read more...]

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Social News 19/11

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

Social News 27/10

VFF signs MoU on cooperation with Singaporean partner The Vietnam Fatherland Front Central Committee (VFFCC) and the People's Association of Singapore signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on cooperation for the 2014-2016 period in Hanoi on October 22. The MoU was signed by VFFCC Vice President and General Secretary Vu Trong Kim and Chief Executive Officer of the Singaporean association Ang Hak Seng. The signing followed talks between VFFCC President Nguyen Thien Nhan and the Singaporean … [Read more...]

Social News 16/10

Search for Vietnamese sailors called off The Japanese government has officially stopped searching for six missing Vietnamese sailors after a three-day helicopter search. Six of seven Vietnamese sailors working aboard a Taiwanese ship went missing after jumping off the ship on Sunday. When they went overboard, the ship was 18km off the coast of Hokkaido, Japan. The Department of Overseas Labour Management contacted the other sole Vietnamese sailor left working aboard the ship. He said that the … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 14/10

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Artist creates 'geometric game' with colorful prints … [Read more...]

Construction of Buddhist temple begins in Hau Giang

The construction of the New Truc Lam Buddha Temple began in Hau Giang province on Sunday. - VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Xuan Du

HAU GIANG (VNS) - The construction of the New Truc Lam Buddha Temple began in Hau Giang province on Sunday. … [Read more...]

First domestic ETF debuts on HOSE

Hong Phuc Managed by Vietnam Fund Management Company (VFM), the E1VFVN30 fund certificate represents the performance of the 30 largest stocks on the southern bourse, tracked by the VN30 Index. The stocks account for around 60-70% of trading value on the market. The reference price was defined as the net asset value (NAV) per certificate dated October 3 at VND10,206.19. The number of listed certificates was 20.2 million, which equals to the proceeds raised from the fund's initial public … [Read more...]

Who is the second-ranked dollar billionaire in Vietnam?

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VietNamNet Bridge - After Mr. Pham Nhat Vuong, the following names are said to be the most outstanding candidates for the second dollar billionaire of Vietnam. relate news First Vietnamese billionaire on Forbes listVietnamese-American billionaire among 1,000 richest people in the worldSpecial heirs in Vietnam300 billionaires group as Vietnamese super-rich On September 17, Wealth-X and UBS (Swiss Bank) released the report "Billionaire Census 2014". In particular, Vietnam has two billionaires … [Read more...]

Image: Vietnam’s longest expressway opens

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Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung inaugurated the 245 km Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway, the longest of its kind in Viet Nam, yesterday. Speaking at the opening ceremony, PM Dung stressed that the expressway played a crucial role in the socio-economic development of the northwest region. He instructed the Transport Ministry and northwestern provinces to ensure that provincial highways could easily be connected to the expressway. … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s longest expressway opens

Vehicles travel on the 245km Noi Bai - Lao Cai Expressway, which connects Noi Bai in Ha Noi and Lao Cai Province. The expressway opened to traffic yesterday.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung inaugurated the 245 km Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway, the longest of its kind in Viet Nam, yesterday. Speaking at the opening ceremony, PM Dung stressed that the expressway played a crucial role in the socio-economic development of the northwest region. He instructed the Transport Ministry and northwestern provinces to ensure that provincial highways could easily be connected to the expressway. … [Read more...]

VN’s longest expressway opens

Vehicles travel on the 245km Noi Bai - Lao Cai Expressway, which connects Noi Bai in Ha Noi and Lao Cai Province. The expressway opened to traffic yesterday. - VNA/VNS Photo Huy Hung LAO CAI (VNS) - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung inaugurated the 245 km Noi Bai-Lao Cai expressway, the longest of its kind in Viet Nam, yesterday. Speaking at the opening ceremony, PM Dung stressed that the expressway played a crucial role in the socio-economic development of the northwest region. He instructed the … [Read more...]

Social News 18/9

Survey to valuate patients' satisfaction over public healthcare services The Institute of Health Strategy and Policy under the Ministry of Health September 15 announced that it has chosen hospitals such as Tu Du Maternity, Nhan Dan Gia Dinh, Children No.2 and the Center for Preventive Medicine in Ho Chi Minh City for the project of valuating patients' level of satisfaction over public healthcare services. The project aims to investigate in what way people access healthcare services, … [Read more...]

President ushers in new school year

Students from Ha Noi-based Nguyen Tri Phuong junior high school celebrate the beginning of the new academic year yesterday. The occasion marked the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year for the nation's 21.6 million students. - VNA/VNS Photo Quy Trung.

LONG AN (VNS)- President Truong Tan Sang joined teachers and students at Hau Nghia High School in southern Long An province's Duc Hoa district yesterday to attend the inaugural ceremony of the new school, which also marked the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year. … [Read more...]

Leaders cheer students on new school-year

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President Truong Tan Sang beats the drum to launch a new school year at Hau Nghia school, Duc Hoa district, Long An province (Source: NDO) … [Read more...]

President attended an inaugural ceremony of the newly-built school in Long An

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The Hanoitimes - President Truong Tan Sang on September 5 joined teachers and students at Hau Nghia high school in southern Long An province's Duc Hoa district to attend an inaugural ceremony of the newly-built school and welcome the beginning of the 2014-2015 academic year. Minister of Education and Training Pham Vu Luan, State Bank Governor Nguyen Van Binh and Secretary of the provincial Party Committee Mai Van Chinh were present at the event. Speaking at the ceremony, President Sang … [Read more...]

President attends new school-year ceremony in Long An

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President Sang (fourth from left) cuts the ribbon to inaugurate the school (Photo: VNA) … [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...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR AUGUST 21-31 (daily updated)

Exhibition "Đáy sóng" Opening: Mon 25 Aug 2014, 7.30 pm Exhibition: 25 Aug - 03 Sep 2014 Artist talk: Thu 28 Aug 2014, 3 pm Ozone Cafe 21b Dien Bien Phu Str, Hanoi Trang Thanh Hien's "Đáy sóng" exhibition is the complicated stories of a woman who makes art in which the pictures retell the story of a powerful woman who worships Buddhism. The pictures were painted on a special kind of paper: Nung An people's phloem paper, which was made by the ethnic women and arranged unplannedly by the … [Read more...]

Social News 23/8

Fourth Russian-made submarine begins sea trials The fourth Russian built Kilo-class submarine began its factory-level sea trials on the Baltic Sea on August 21, according to Russian media sources. This is the fourth Project 636 submarine Russia has designed and constructed for Vietnam under a contract signed in 2009 during a Moscow visit by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung. Pursuant to the contract, Russia has agreed to build six submarines, dubbed as Black Holes in the Ocean by NATO. The first … [Read more...]