Friday, 19 Sep 2014
State President receives newly-accredited ambassadors
The Hanoitimes - President Truong Tan Sang has expressed Vietnam’s desires to strengthen friendship and cooperation with Sierra Leone, Iceland, Tunisia, Tanzania, Guatemala, Georgia, and Mali, at separate receptions for new ambassadors of these countries in Hanoi on September 17.
PM says Viet Nam must show strength
The Hanoitimes - Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Viet Nam needs to demonstrate its economic, political, military and diplomatic strengths in a bid to safeguard its independence and sovereignty.
President says Laos relationship on track
The Hanoitimes - President Truong Tan Sang yesterday said he believed Laos and Viet Nam would continue to co-operate for the prosperity and development of both countries as well as the region.
Vietnam suffers support industry shortcomings
The Hanoitimes - While many global corporations are trying to look for local suppliers in Vietnam to reduce manufacturing costs, Vietnamese companies are unlikely to be able to join international supply chain.
Binh Duong targets $1.7b in FDI
The Hanoitimes - The southern province of Binh Duong hopes to attract US$1.6-1.7 billion in foreign direct investment this year, People's Committee's Chairman Le Thanh Cung has said.
US Treasury Secretary calls for increased ODA for Vietnam
The Hanoitimes - The US should increase Official Development Assistance (ODA) to Vietnam and step up other financial support in the form of preferential loans and humanitarian and development assistance.
Japan travel firms urge discounts
The Hanoitimes - Tadashi Yamaguchi from the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA) said at a workshop held on September 12 in the city that the tourism products on offer were often uninteresting.
National hero Le Loi commemorated at Lam Kinh Festival in Thanh Hoa
The Hanoitimes - The Lam Kinh Festival opened in central Thanh Hoa province to remember national hero Le Loi, who defeated the Chinese Ming in the 15th century.
2bln USD tourism complex planned for Cat Ba island
The Hanoitimes - The Hanoi-based GIICO International Investment Group has announced a plan to build a 2-billion USD tourism complex on Cat Ba Island in the northern city of Hai Phong.
Ao Dai festival celebrating the 60th anniversary of capital's liberation
The Hanoitimes - The Ao dai festival titled Colors of Hanoi and a concert themed Ha Noi, Niem Tin va Hy Vong (Ha Noi, Belief and Hope) will take place at Cach Mang Thang Tam (the August Revolutionary) Square and at King Ly Thai To Munument in Van Mieu (Temple of Literature) on October 10.
Exotic Hanoi in 1950 through the American lens
The Hanoitimes - Police wearing shorts, French girls go cyclo, etc. are weird images of Hanoi in 1950 through the lens of photographer Harrison Forman.
Old Quarter to get new food street
The Hanoitimes - A plan is being studied to establish a one-stop food street for vendors in the Old Quarter area of Ha Noi.
Japanese businesses are bullish on Vietnam
The Hanoitimes - ​A recent survey conducted by the leading insurance agency Nissay of 4,285 companies from across Japan indicates they are sanguine on Asia and Vietnam in particular, with its economic prominence on the uptick.
182 businesses attend electricity technology exhibition
The Hanoitimes - The 6th Electrical Power, Transmission & Distribution Technology Exhibition and Conference opened in Ho Chi Minh City on September 17 with the participation of 182 businesses from 26 countries and territories.
Enhancing the aggregate demand of the economy
The Hanoitimes - With an increase of 1.84%, inflation since the start of the year has been restrained. A range of other indicators have also seen positive signs. Vietnam’s industrial production index in the first eight months of the year increased 6.3% compared with the same period last year.
Emerging artist to feature in Thailand
The Hanoitimes - Artist Ha Manh Thang will showcase a painting collection at the Thavibu Gallery in Bangkok from September 20 to October 18.
South Korean pianist to perform in HCMC
The Hanoitimes - South Korean pianist Eva Joo Eun Young will share the stage of a ‘Tchaikovsky and Wieniawsky’ concert organized by HCMC Ballet Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) at the Opera House from 8 p.m. on September 19.
Tran Luong Receives 2014 Prince Claus Award
The Hanoitimes - The 2014 Prince Claus Awards Committee recently announced the 11 laureates who were granted to honor their pioneering work in culture and development.
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