Social News 22/11

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

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Social News 19/11

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Bribery scandal targets officials of many enterprises … [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 17/11

Newspaper fined for inaccuracy The Ministry of Information and Communications' Deputy Chief Inspector, Do Thi Tinh, has decided to fine the Dan Viet online newspaper VND 15 million (US$714) for publishing inaccurate information. The story in question, "The world's most magnificent presidential palaces," was carried on November 2. The paper could appeal or contest the decision, the ministry said. The Information and Communication Ministry this year has issued fines on a large number of online … [Read more...]

Hanoi at risk from water shortages

An engineer from the Hanoi Water Limited Company performs maintenance work. Statistics produced by the company show that the city lacks about 25,000 cubic metres of water a day.

Hanoi was running short of clean water, the two water companies serving the capital warned at a recent meeting last week. They said that unless solutions were found, several urban areas could face more serious shortages. … [Read more...]

Express delivery firms invest in more technology

HA NOI (VNS) - Domestic express delivery companies have invested in technology to meet increasing demand in the delivery of goods through domestic e-commerce. According to the Viet Nam E-commercial Association, the rapid development of online trading activities has opened great opportunities and challenges for express delivery companies in the domestic market. Meanwhile, the Ministry of Information and Communication has reported that the domestic e-commerce market has often achieved two-digit … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 11/11

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Best young short-movie makers honored … [Read more...]

Honda opens third motorcycle plant in Vietnam

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The opening ceremony of Honda's third plant in Vietnam … [Read more...]

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 10-20 (daily updated)

Future Shorts Vietnam - 5 Year Anniversary Sat 15 Nov 2014, 7 pm Saigon Outcast 188/1 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien, Dist 2, HCMC Future Shorts will be celebrating its fifth year in Vietnam with a screening under the stars at Saigon Outcast on November 15th at 7pm. For the special occasion, we'll be showing the best of the best from the last five years of Future Shorts, and featuring music from DJ Stu Pot. Future Shorts is the world's largest pop-up short film festival, bringing audiences and … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 7/11

Hanoi launches World heritage discovery competition A competition on world heritage discovery in Hanoi officially opened on November 6. Hanoi now has four world heritage sites: the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long, 82 stone stele records of doctoral laureates in the Temple of Literature, Giong festival at Phu Dong and Soc temples and Ca Tru (ceremonial singing). Entrants are required to demonstrate their knowledge about these four world heritage sites and propose conservation and development … [Read more...]

FDI flow continues to pour into textile-garment industry

In the past 10 months, nearly 20 foreign firms invested hundreds of millions of US dollars in Vietnam's garment industry, the English language news portal VietNamNet Bridge reported. In early October, Hong Kong's TAL Group was licensed to invest 600 million USD to build a fibre production, knitting and fabric dyeing factory at the Dai An Industrial Zone in Hai Duong province. TAL has invested in the garment industry in Vietnam since 2004 with a plant in Thai Binh province. Its products have … [Read more...]

Foreign investment increases in textile-garment projects

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VietNamNet Bridge - In the past 10 months, nearly 20 foreign firms invested hundreds of millions of US dollars in Vietnam's garment industry. … [Read more...]

L’Espace hosts maiden concert by flutist Nguyen Ly Huong

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L'Espace hosts maiden concert by flutist Huong Flutist Nguyen Ly Huong will perform her debut recital this weekend in Ha Noi at the French cultural centre, L'Espace. Huong, 24, took first place in an international flute competition in southern China's Nanning City last year. The recent Viet Nam National Academy of Music graduate will perform a mix of classical and contemporary works for L'Espace, including a Chinese piece called Sao Dem (Night Flute) that helped her beat 78 competitors 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...]

Art & Entertainment News 5/11

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L'Espace hosts maiden concert by flutist Huong Flutist Nguyen Ly Huong will perform her debut recital this weekend in Ha Noi at the French cultural centre, L'Espace. Huong, 24, took first place in an international flute competition in southern China's Nanning City last year. The recent Viet Nam National Academy of Music graduate will perform a mix of classical and contemporary works for L'Espace, including a Chinese piece called Sao Dem (Night Flute) that helped her beat 78 competitors in … [Read more...]

Bac Lieu hosts Miss Vietnam 2014 finals in south

Kieu Giang Bac Lieu is also the hometown of Miss Vietnam 2012 Dang Thu Thao, the first beauty queen from a Mekong Delta Province in the 26-year history of the national beauty pageant. Forty finalists who were chosen from a qualification in HCMC last Sunday will take part in events to honor the traditional culture of Bac Lieu, including visits to a Ho Chi Minh temple, a revolutionary martyrs' monument and a heritage site to commemorate late composer Cao Van Lau who created Da co hoai lang, … [Read more...]

One-time tourist problem continues to plague Vietnam

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Tourists board a boat in Ha Long Bay. Photo: Diep Duc Minh … [Read more...]

Social News 4/11

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Vietnam plans World Day of Road Traffic Victims Vietnam is planning a series of events to mark World Day of Remembrance for Road Traffic Victims (November 16), the third of its kind to be held in Vietnam. From November 3-8, the National Committee for Traffic Safety will set up five working groups which will visit the families of road traffic victims in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, the northern provinces of Lao Cai and Yen Bai, the central provinces of Quang Tri and Thua Thien-Hue, and Can Tho city … [Read more...]

Exploring Vietnamese culture at Viet Artisans

Tourists take a look at craftswomen making bags at the Viet Artisans in An Binh Islet, Vinh Long Province - PHOTO: QUYNH VAN

Quynh Van Nested in a longan farm, the 900-square-meter Viet Artisans craft center in Vinh Long Province is a miniature of Vietnam's peaceful countryside with rustic images of small wooden boats, hammocks swinging under shady leaves and plates of traditional delta cakes for tourists. … [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...]