Work starts on Phu Quoc Int'l Passenger Port

A ceremony marked the start of construction on the Phu Quoc International Passenger Port in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on April 29.

Metro line to greatly impact property market: CBRE
The first metro line in HCM City will become operational in 2020 and will greatly impact the city's property market, a CBRE Viet Nam report released on Wednesday in HCM City revealed.
Sharp drop in international arrivals
The number of international visitors arriving in Viet Nam during the first four months of this year dropped by 12.2 per cent from the same period last year to 2.69 million.
Retailers roll out holiday deals
With the Liberation Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1) holidays almost upon us, supermarkets and shopping malls around the country have announced a slew of promotions to attract shoppers.
Low CPI spurs retail trade growth
The total revenue from retail trade and services reached approximately US$48.5 billion during the first four months of this year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said.
VN-Index down as holiday begins
Blue chips lost ground in yesterday afternoon's session, pulling the VN-Index down 0.6 per cent to close at 562.40 points.
SBV takes over OceanBank
The State Bank of Viet Nam (SBV) announced the takeover of the Ocean Commercial Joint Stock Bank (OceanBank) on April 25.
Viet Nam will allow businesses to import boneless beef under 30-month-old from France from May 1, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has announced.
The Ministry of Industry and Trade will focus on resolving the difficulties of enterprises to promote production and businesses, Deputy Minister Nguyen Cam Tu, said.
Viet Nam's exports to the European Union will rise by 75 per cent by 2020, Dr Vu Huyen Phuong from the Foreign Trade University predicted.
The nation's commercial hub on April 27 granted investors a licence to develop "Saigon Silicon City" in the Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP).
Workers refuse dormitories in City
Workers refuse dormitories in City

Managements of many industrial parks and export processing zones in HCM City have built dormitories for employees, but only a small fraction of the workers choose to stay in these places.

VN needs only five big banks
VN needs only five big banks

Keith PogsonViet Nam should have only five major banks that provide financial services and support domestic businesses, as well as effectively compete with foreign banks, which are about to enter the country.

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Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier Commando recalls sinking of US aircraft carrier

Seventy-nine-year-old former Vietnamese commando Lam Son Nao still feels uncomfortable whenever he thinks about the moment he tried to recover 84 kilos of explosives that had been left near the USNS Core aircraft carrier.

When festivals lose sight of the people 1    When festivals lose sight of the people

Last year I visited George Town in Penang, Malaysia. I was excited to find a lot of similarities between it and my hometown, Hue.

Cultural events lead to fireworks competition 1    Cultural events lead to fireworks competition

An International cuisine event will be held in the central city as a lead up to this weekend's scheduled seventh Da Nang International Fireworks Competition, a contest between teams representing five countries.

Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS 1    Da Nang to monitor trees with GIS

Da Nang plans to use the geographic information system (GIS) in the city's public tree management work, the municipal People's Committee spokesman Vo Van Thuong said.

Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys Man detained for trafficking 15 monkeys

The Nghe An Province's environmental crimes division said this morning that it has detained a man for allegedly trafficking monkeys following a tip-off.