Mekong Delta authorities instructed to stockpile rice

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday told Mekong Delta authorities to purchase and stockpile one million tonnes of the winter-spring rice crop.

Mekong Delta authorities instructed to stockpile rice

Mekong Delta authorities instructed to stockpile rice

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung yesterday told Mekong Delta authorities to purchase and stockpile one million tonnes of the winter-spring rice crop.

SBV head calls for sustainable capital market

Viet Nam must develop its capital market to avoid the current dependence of long-term investment capital on the banking system, State Bank of Viet Nam Governor NguyenVan Binh has suggested.

SBV head calls for sustainable capital market

SBV head calls for sustainable capital market

Viet Nam must develop its capital market to avoid the current dependence of long-term investment capital on the banking system, State Bank of Viet Nam Governor NguyenVan Binh has suggested.

Bac Lieu invests in wind turbines

The installation of 52 more wind turbines in the second phase of the Bac Lieu wind power plant project began on Tuesday at Vinh Trach Dong commune in Bac Lieu city of the Mekong Delta region.

Bac Lieu invests in wind turbines

Bac Lieu invests in wind turbines

The installation of 52 more wind turbines in the second phase of the Bac Lieu wind power plant project began on Tuesday at Vinh Trach Dong commune in Bac Lieu city of the Mekong Delta region.

Parking lots raise prices over the holiday season

During the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, parking lots at tourism and relic sites in Ha Noi dramatically hiked their parking fees by from three to five times the government regulated prices, leaving many visitors feeling cheated.

Parking lots raise prices over the holiday season

Parking lots raise prices over the holiday season

During the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, parking lots at tourism and relic sites in Ha Noi dramatically hiked their parking fees by from three to five times the government regulated prices, leaving many visitors feeling cheated.

Law designed to ensure fair elections

Law designed to ensure fair elections

Members of the National Assembly Standing Committee yesterday discussed the draft Law on the election of NA deputies and People's Councils in its first session after the Tet holiday, emphasizing fairness and transparency in the election process, and increasing the political representation of women and ethnic minorities.
Food prices fall following Tet holiday

Food prices fall following Tet holiday

After Tet (Lunar New Year holiday), prices of food and farm produce at traditional markets in HCM City fell significantly compared to normal days, especially for vegetables, due to an abundant supply.
Wrestling bout bustles Hue village

Wrestling bout bustles Hue village

Hundreds of people flocked to the 200-year-old ThuLe Village in Thua Thien Hue Province yesterday to enjoy a traditional wrestling competition.
Binh Duong not ‘afraid': coach

Binh Duong not ‘afraid': coach

Viet Nam's defending champions Becamex Binh Duong will kick off the Asian Football Confederation Champions League with a match against Chinese rival Shandong Luneng Taishan FC in Group E today.
Waste treatment plants to become operational in 2015

Waste treatment plants to become operational in 2015

Several waste treatment plants in Ha Noi's outlying districts of Dan Phuong, Phu Xuyen, My Duc, Ba Vi and Soc Son are expected to become operational this year.

Your Say

Should modern parents give a dowry? 2   

Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers about whether Vietnamese parents should give their daughter a big dowry - money and/or valuable jewelry - as a token of parental love and also financial support as she leaves to set up her home elsewhere.

Op-ed

Endless urbanisation threatens green spaces

Eerything has its price. But the price Viet Nam is paying for industrialisation and urbanisation seems too much to bear.

Travel

Volunteer tour guides show foreigners around capital city 1   

One chilly Sunday morning, Nguyen Thu Phuong gets an e-mail. She quickly goes to the Old Quarter's Hang Dao Street, where two foreign tourists are waiting for her.

Expat Corner

Painter brushes up memories

Australian painter George Burchett loves Viet Nam. After many years working and living in Viet Nam, Burchett even calls himself Vietnamese.
    Tet dishes offer taste of past New Years Tet dishes offer taste of past New Years

    Tet dishes have special significance as they reflect the Vietnamese tradition of each family member expressing their personal progress, happiness and professional prosperity through the tray of dishes.