Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

Law to ease real estate restrictions

Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.

Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.

Farmers reap benefits from innovations

New agricultural seedlings as well as machinery and technologies developed by institutes, universities, enterprises and farmers over the past years have helped Vietnamese farmers reduce production costs, but more needs to be done, heard a seminar held in HCM City this week.

Farmers reap benefits from innovations

Farmers reap benefits from innovations

New agricultural seedlings as well as machinery and technologies developed by institutes, universities, enterprises and farmers over the past years have helped Vietnamese farmers reduce production costs, but more needs to be done, heard a seminar held in HCM City this week.

Ethnic minority fabrics add to ao dai designs

Many people love the traditional Vietnamese ao dai (long dress) look, but few have ever seen how the designs look when combined with beautiful brocades copied from or made by the nation's ethnic people.

Ethnic minority fabrics add to ao dai designs

Ethnic minority fabrics add to ao dai designs

Many people love the traditional Vietnamese ao dai (long dress) look, but few have ever seen how the designs look when combined with beautiful brocades copied from or made by the nation's ethnic people.

PM marks UN founding anniversary

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung hosted a reception for the head of United Nations agencies in Viet Nam in Ha Noi yesterday to mark the 69th year of the founding of the world organisation .
Thanh Hoa preps for tourism year

Thanh Hoa preps for tourism year

The north-central province of Thanh Hoa will upgrade transportation infrastructure and accommodations in preparation for hosting next year's national tourism year, heard a conference yesterday in HCM City.
Shipbuilding plan set to launch

Shipbuilding plan set to launch

The Prime Minister on Wednesday approved an action plan to develop the shipbuilding industry into a key industry under the implementation of Viet Nam's Sea Strategy by 2020.

American war photos displayed

Renowned photographer Ishikawa Bunyo displays the best of his American war images at an exhibition that opens today in Japan.

Second Asian Para Games wraps up

The second Asian Para Games wrapped up in Incheon, South Korea yesterday, with Viet Nam ranking tenth in the medal standings.

Hai Phong trials waste incinerator

A medical waste incinerator in Hai Phong built by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) and the Japan International Co-operation Agency in Viet Nam (JICA) completed its trial phase on Thursday.

Your Say

Stricter requirements for learner drivers?

Earlier this week, a learner driver in Dak Lak province crashed her seven-seater car into a busy market, killing two people and injured eight others.

Op-ed

Give us the straight goods on fruits we eat 2   

Most people have heard of imported fruit that stays firm for five to nine months without a trace of rotting. The stories have led to a swirl of contradictory statements from authorities and experts.

Travel

Winding stairs lead to mysterious Temple of Sea Gods in Phu Quoc

Hundreds of thousands of visitors make the scenic climb to Dinh Cau (Sea Gods Temple) each year.Located on Phu Quoc, the largest island of Viet Nam, the temple offers visitors the chance to listen to the whispering waves and watch the magnificent sunset.

Expat Corner

Expat enlivens schools with art

Sa Pa Market, in the heart of mountainous northern province of Lao Cai, is in full swing by midday. A myriad of colours interwoven into ethnic garb enliven the bustling atmosphere.
Urban growth sparks environmental headache Urban growth sparks environmental headache

Despite the improved living conditions enjoyed by residents in new urban areas, the impact is often far less positive for the rest of the population, with unemployment and pollution becoming common by-products of development.