Friday, 27 Mar 2015
New Qatari ambassador welcomed in Hanoi
The Hanoitimes - New Ambassador from Qatar Abdullah Sultan Al-Hamar told Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung on March 25 that he is tasked with further developing bilateral ties while working in Vietnam, a significant country in Qatar’s diplomatic policy.
IPU President hails Vietnam’s preparations for IPU-132
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam will do its utmost to prepare for and make the 132nd Inter-Parliamentary Union Assembly (IPU-132) a success, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung assured IPU President Saber Chowdhury during a reception in Hanoi on March 25.
US and Vietnam: From Foes to Friends
The Hanoitimes - On The Diplomat website, Vietnam’s new ambassador to the United States reflects on the state of the U.S.-Vietnam relationship.
Thua Thien – Hue revokes licences of sluggish projects
The Hanoitimes - The authorities of this central province have agreed in principle to revoke the investment licences of eight projects in the Chan May–Lang Co Economic Zone.
Dong Nai attracts 157 million USD in FDI
The Hanoitimes - The southern province of Dong Nai has attracted 157 million USD in foreign-direct-investment (FDI) capital since the outset of March, according to the province’s Department of Planning and Investment.
Singapore among biggest Vietnam foreign investors
The Hanoitimes - Singapore has retained its position as a leading foreign investor in Vietnam, according to the latest figures released by the Foreign Investment Agency (FIA).
Number of domestic visitors to Hanoi rises by 7.1% in Q1
The Hanoitimes - In the first quarter of 2015, the number of international visitors staying in Hanoi is estimated to reach 537,000 arrivals, down 14.3% from the same period last year. Meanwhile, the number of domestic tourists is estimated to rise by 7.1% compared to the same period.
Tho Chu archipelago
The Hanoitimes - Tho Chu, an archipelago with eight islands, is a commune of Phu Quoc District, which is in turn an island off Kien Giang Province.
Holiday home market show signs of recovery
The Hanoitimes - Vietnam’s holiday home market shows signs of recovery with the revival of delayed projects and investors ramping up investments in this segment.
TripAdvisor – Hanoi among top 10 world’s best destinations
The Hanoitimes - TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site, has announced its 2015 Travelers' Choice has announced its 2015 Travelers' Choice awards for Destinations.
Hanoi to restore Kinh Thien Palace
The Hanoitimes - The Hanoi People's Committee has approved the restoration of Thang Long Citadel Complex's Kinh Thien Palace in Hanoi, which was used for royal meetings under the reigns of the Ly (1009-1225), Tran (1226-1400), Le (1428-1789) and Nguyen (1802-1945) Dynasties.
Food tours offer a taste of the capital's cuisine beyond pho
The Hanoitimes - It's Rafael Carneiro of Brazil's first time visiting Vietnam. He has mostly eaten noodle soups since he arrived – which has given him the impression that all Vietnamese food is the same. But a street food tour he took in Hanoi proved him entirely wrong.
PM demands speedier customs clearance
The Hanoitimes - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung spoke of the need to push reform during a working session with the General Department of Customs and relevant agencies in Hanoi on March 25.
Ministry seeks to develop Vietnam’s rice brand name
The Hanoitimes - The Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has submitted a plan to the Government that seeks to develop a Vietnamese rice brand name by 2020.
ADB optimistic about VN's GDP growth in 2015
The Hanoitimes - On March 24, Asian Development Bank (ADB) released the Asian Development Outlook 2015. Accordingly, the ADB forecasts Vietnam’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth is likely to rise by 6.1 percent in 2015 and 6.2 percent in 2016.
Two local designers to compete at Asia fashion designer awards
The Hanoitimes - Chau Chan Hung and Ha Hong Lam, runners-up of Project Runway Vietnam in 2013 and 2014, have been picked by Harper’s Bazaar Vietnam magazine to take part in the Asia New Generation Fashion Designer Awards in Singapore from May 13 to 17.
Exhibitions to mark 40 years since Quang Ngai liberation
The Hanoitimes - Exhibitions on the history of central Quang Ngai province were launched on March 23 to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the locality’s liberation (March 24, 1975 – March 24, 2015).
More than 3,000 people participate Olympic Run Day in Hanoi
The Hanoitimes - On 22 March, over 3,000 people gathered in Hoan Kiem district to run on response to the Olympic Run Day for All People’s Health in Hanoi, including the leaders of the Central and Hanoi, officers, officials, athletes, students, and various capital residents.
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