Sunday, 26 Apr 2015
Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung speaks at the meeting
The Hanoitimes - State President Truong Tan Sang met naval staff who excelled in the force’s patriotic emulation movement in Hanoi on April 25, ahead of the 60th founding anniversary of the Vietnam People’s Navy (August 5).
Vietnam vehemently opposes Canada’s passage of S-219 Bill
The Hanoitimes - Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh on April 24 said that Vietnam vehemently protests against Canada’s passage of the S-129 Bill or the so-called Journey to Freedom Day Act.
Hanoi enhance cooperation with foreign partners
The Hanoitimes - On April 23, Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen The Thao and Vice Chairman Le Hong Son met with foreign delegations and discussed concerned issues with the aim to boost bilateral cooperation and development.
HCM City: Samsung’s new 1.4 billion USD complex to be constructed
The Hanoitimes - Samsung will start construction on the Samsung CE Ho Chi Minh City Complex (SEHC) at the Ho Chi Minh City Hi-tech Park with a total investment of 1.4 billion USD, reported Dau Tu (Vietnam Investment Review).
French expected to ratchet-up current investment
The Hanoitimes - French firms are deepening roots in Vietnam in anticipation of the EU- Vietnam free trade agreement and growing economic ties.
Kien Giang chooses investor for international passenger port
The Hanoitimes - The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has announced its investor for the development of the build-operate-transfer (BOT) portion of the Phu Quoc international passenger port.
Vietnamese tourism popularised in India
The Hanoitimes - A delegation from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and 15 leading tourism agents are showcasing their products at the Global Exhibition on Services GES-2015, which is taking place in India from April 23-25.
Sapa prepares for long holiday rush
The Hanoitimes - The district of Sapa in the northwest province of Lao Cai, one of the top tourism destinations in Vietnam, is expected to welcome about 50,000-70,000 visitors in the upcoming six-day vacation which starts from April 28.
Restoration progress accelerated to welcome Hung Temple festival
The Hanoitimes - Restoration progress on the Hung Kings Temple Relic Site in the northern midland province of Phu Tho has been pushed forward to welcome the national festival taking place on April 28, said director of the Site Luu Quang Huy.
Hanoi’s old quarter street food
The Hanoitimes - Cha Ca La Vong (fried fish), Bun Cha Hang Manh (rice noodle with grilled pork), Banh Duc Le Ngoc Han (cake made from ground rice and peanuts) and Banh Cuon Hang Ga (steamed rice pancakes rolled with pork and mushroom) are just a few of the well-known dishes in Hanoi’s Old Quarter district.
Hanoi to offer 5,000 new hotel rooms
The Hanoitimes - An estimated 30 hotels offering 5,000 rooms - including 3,600 five-star rooms - are scheduled to be newly available in Hanoi this year, according to the Hanoi Department of Statistics.
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.
Upgraded railway speeds up domestic travel
The Hanoitimes - Travelling by railway from Hanoi to the northwest province of Lao Cai now takes 40 less minutes than it used to, thanks to a project on upgrading the Yen Vien-Lao Cai railway, which had the first phase completed on April 25.
Vietnam-Malaysia trade committee’s third meeting convened
The Hanoitimes - The third meeting of the Vietnam-Malaysia trade joint committee took place in Kuala Lumpur on April 25, targeting measures to further intensify economic and trade cooperation.
SSC, GIZ to develop green capital market
The Hanoitimes - The State Securities Commission (SSC) and the German Federal Enterprises for International Cooperation, better known as GIZ, will collaborate to develop a green capital market.
Promoting national cultural heritages and building prosperous and civilized capital
The Hanoitimes - On April 23, Hanoi held ceremonies to receive certificates recognising the two ancient Buddhist pagodas in the west of the city - Tay Phuong and Thay, as special national relic sites.
Da Nang set for world fireworks champs
The Hanoitimes - The South African team, newcomers to the 2015 Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, will perform the curtain-raiser on April 28, said the organising committee at a media briefing on April 24.
Exhibition to highlight Vietnam’s national reunification
The Hanoitimes - Hosted by the Vietnam National Museum of History from April 24, the exhibition is part of activities to celebrate the 40th anniversary of southern liberation and national reunification (April 30).
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