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JICA official: Payment delay – barrier to ODA-funded projects
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JICA official: Payment delay – barrier to ODA-funded projects

NDO/VNA – Payment and site clearance delay are major barriers to official development assistance (ODA)-funded projects in Vietnam, chief representative of the Japan International Cooperation Agency

170 foreign athletes set sail from Hong Kong with Nha Trang on the horizon
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170 foreign athletes set sail from Hong Kong with Nha Trang on the horizon

En Vnexpress - The teams will dock in the Vietnamese resort town over the weekend before heading back.

Red glutinous rice wine - A special drink in Thanh Hoa
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Red glutinous rice wine - A special drink in Thanh Hoa

The wine is a special drink of Muong people in Thanh Hoa, but has become a symbol of the entire province. The wine is made from red glutinous rice, a unique type of rice that only Muong people can

Deputy PM wants ICT investment
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Deputy PM wants ICT investment

The digital aspect of the global economy is among the leading drivers of growth and development, and the foundation for...

Prime Minister works with Bac Ninh province on economic development
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Prime Minister works with Bac Ninh province on economic development

NDO/VNA - Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has reminded the northern province of Bac Ninh to choose projects that match its plan to develop itself into a hi-tech industrial province.

Roadshow introduces auction of SCIC’s stake at Vinamilk
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Roadshow introduces auction of SCIC’s stake at Vinamilk

NDO/VNA - The State Capital Investment Corporation (SCIC) organised a roadshow in Ho Chi Minh City on October 18 to introduce opportunities from the offloading of its 3.33% stake at the Vietnam Dairy

A taste of Hanoi egg-coffee in Saigon
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A taste of Hanoi egg-coffee in Saigon

This Hanoi egg-coffee shop nestled in a small alley on Bui Vien Street in HCM City is seen as a familiar address of travelers who love the aromatic flavour of northern coffee.

Lost in Sa Dec flower village
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Lost in Sa Dec flower village

Situated near the Mekong River, the Sa Dec flower village in the city of the same name is famous for its flowers that bloom all year round, thanks to its rich soil that is fertilised by the river’s

Da Nang designs special tours for APEC delegates
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Da Nang designs special tours for APEC delegates

The central coastal city of Da Nang has designed a wide range of tours to serve 10,000 delegates to the APEC Summit 2017 set to transpire on November 6-11.

15 million computers in Việt Nam infected with viruses
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15 million computers in Việt Nam infected with viruses

Recent statistics released by the Bkav Technology Group Viet Nam reveal that up to 15 million computers in the country were infected with viruses in the third quarter of this year.

Top international DJ set for Vietnam return to kick off Asia tour
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Top international DJ set for Vietnam return to kick off Asia tour

En Vnexpress - Armin van Buuren will open his Asia tour with a night in Saigon.

Viral video of toddler riding python creeps up on Vietnamese family
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Viral video of toddler riding python creeps up on Vietnamese family

En Vnexpress - The family had been keeping the 16-foot python as a pet for two years.

HCM City has 24,000 Grab and Uber cars
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HCM City has 24,000 Grab and Uber cars

The HCM City Trasport Department has revealed that by the end of September there were 25,000 under 9-seat cars working in ride share networks, with Grab and Uber, more than double traditional taxis

Measures sought to lure more int’l arrivals
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Measures sought to lure more int’l arrivals

Representatives from ministries, sectors, and firms gathered at a conference in Hanoi on October 17 to seek ways to promote tourism and attract international visitors.

Saigon Central Post Office - unique architectural complex in HCM City
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Saigon Central Post Office - unique architectural complex in HCM City

The Saigon Central Post Office, the largest in South Vietnam, is one of the city’s most emblematic architectural structures. Built between 1886 and 1891, it embraces the western architectural style

Hanoi proposes construction of Me So Bridge at US$215 million
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Hanoi proposes construction of Me So Bridge at US$215 million

NDO - The Hanoi municipal government has proposed constructing the Me So Bridge connecting the city’s Thuong Tin district with Hung Yen province at a cost of approximately VND4.89 trillion (US$215

City promotes investment connection with Korean firms
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City promotes investment connection with Korean firms

NDO – Ho Chi Minh City is committed to improving its investment environment and creating favourable conditions for foreign businesses, including those from the Republic of Korea (RoK), so that they

Over US$15.5 billion worth of FDI poured into Bac Ninh
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Over US$15.5 billion worth of FDI poured into Bac Ninh

NDO – Foreign direct investment (FDI) flow into Bac Ninh province has increased from US$177.6 million, invested in four projects in 1997, to over US$15.5 billion on more than 1,080 projects from 32

Social media could give SMEs global reach: experts
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Social media could give SMEs global reach: experts

Small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), which make up 90 per cent of businesses in Viet Nam, should take advantage...

Homestay service offers sustainable tourism
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Homestay service offers sustainable tourism

Eleven ethnic-minority households in the Hoang Su Phi District of Ha Giang Province are operating an experimental home-stay service as part of a project to improve the livelihoods of ethnic

Ride-hailing app launches in Da Nang
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Ride-hailing app launches in Da Nang

The Ulatech Joint Stock Company launched a car-hailing app for smartphones called “ULA” in the central city of Da...

Telecoms, IT, retail firms top VN’s profit-making list
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Telecoms, IT, retail firms top VN’s profit-making list

Telecommunications, IT and retail firms took the lead in terms of profitability last year on the list of Profit500 –...

Cau Dat centennial tea plantation: Must-see destination in Da Lat
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Cau Dat centennial tea plantation: Must-see destination in Da Lat

Cau Dat tea plantation which was established back in 1927, located around 22km away from Da Lat City is now one of the most favorite tourist destinations in the central highlands province of Lam Dong.

Life in fishing village on stage in Phan Thiet
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Life in fishing village on stage in Phan Thiet

Lang Chai (Fishing Village) Theater has recently been put into service, creating an entertainment and cultural space for tourists to Mui Ne in Phan Thiet City to admire unique art performances.

Vietnam targets US$2.5 billion in rice export revenues by 2030
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Vietnam targets US$2.5 billion in rice export revenues by 2030

NDO - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has set the target of raising Vietnam’s rice export revenues to between US$2.3 and 2.5 billion by 2030.