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US$54 million solar power project planned for Binh Phuoc
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US$54 million solar power project planned for Binh Phuoc

NDO – The Binh Phuoc provincial People’s Committee has approved an investment plan for a 49-megawatt solar power project worth US$54 million, with funding from TaTa Power, an Indian power company, as

Deals worth US$258 million signed at Vietnam-China trade fair
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Deals worth US$258 million signed at Vietnam-China trade fair

NDO/VNA – The 17th Vietnam-China International Trade Fair has seen over US$258 million worth of trade deals signed between enterprises from both sides over the course of six days.

Hanoi hopes to welcome 23.83 million visitors in 2017
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Hanoi hopes to welcome 23.83 million visitors in 2017

Hanoi expects to serve 23.83 million visitors, including 4.95 foreigners, this year, a rise of nine percent from the previous year.

Local OTT service reaches 10 million users
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Local OTT service reaches 10 million users

Mocha Messenger, an over-the-top (OTT) service that provides free Internet-based calls and messaging for users, reached...

Vietnam on track to attract 10 million foreign tourists in 2017
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Vietnam on track to attract 10 million foreign tourists in 2017

Vietnam set a target of receiving 10 million international tourists in 2017. In less than 9 months, the tourism sector had already served more than 9.5 million foreign visitors.

Vietjet’s pre-tax profit hit US$131 million in nine months
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Vietjet’s pre-tax profit hit US$131 million in nine months

NDO/VNA - Low-cost carrier Vietjet posted a pre-tax profit of more than US$2.98 trillion (US$131 million) in the first nine months of this year, according its preliminary business results which were

Some 200 million women work without laws against sex harassment: study
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Some 200 million women work without laws against sex harassment: study

En Vnexpress - Three-quarters of countries prohibit gender-based discrimination in promotions, but 'large gaps' remain.

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.

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

Work begins on US$260 million industrial zone in Hai Phong
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Work begins on US$260 million industrial zone in Hai Phong

NDO – The ground was broken, on October 5, for the US$260 million Hai Phong International Gateway Port Industrial Zone (Deep C III) on Cat Hai Island in the northern port city of Hai Phong.

Vietnam eyes one million Japanese tourists in 2018
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Vietnam eyes one million Japanese tourists in 2018

Vietnam expects to welcome one million Japanese tourists in 2018, said a local tourism official after launching tourism promotion activities in Japan last month.

Quick bites: A million meals to devour in one take
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Quick bites: A million meals to devour in one take

En Vnexpress - In an age where sitting down for a full-course meal has become a luxury, fast food has evolved beyond noodles and burgers.

Vietnam enjoys US$400 million trade surplus in September
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Vietnam enjoys US$400 million trade surplus in September

NDO – The country enjoys a trade surplus at US$400 million in September, but the trade deficit was estimated at US$442 million during the first nine months in 2017, the General Statistics Office

Over 9.4 million foreign tourists come to Vietnam in nine months
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Over 9.4 million foreign tourists come to Vietnam in nine months

Vietnam welcomed more than 9.4 million international tourists in the first nine months of 2017, a year-on-year rise of 28.4 percent.

SKorean group to build $450 million solar power plant in Bac Lieu
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SKorean group to build $450 million solar power plant in Bac Lieu

The Department of Planning and Investment of the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the South Korea-based SY Group to build a solar power project in Dong Hai

Vietnam plans to raise capacity of Noi Bai Airport to up to 100 million passengers
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Vietnam plans to raise capacity of Noi Bai Airport to up to 100 million passengers

NDO - The Ministry of Transport (MOT) and the Hanoi government have agreed on the need to develop an expansion plan in order to raise the annual capacity of Noi Bai International Airport to between

Vietnam to serve 13 million foreign tourists in 2017
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Vietnam to serve 13 million foreign tourists in 2017

Vietnam’s tourism sector is likely to fulfill the target set by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc of welcoming 13 million international visitors in 2017.

Vietnam’s debt-collecting agency seizes skyscraper to cover $308 million loan
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Vietnam’s debt-collecting agency seizes skyscraper to cover $308 million loan

The Saigon One Tower has been abandoned since the housing crisis hit the city in 2011.

HCM City to spend $2 million for tourism planning
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HCM City to spend $2 million for tourism planning

HCMC is focusing on conducting survey, evaluation and identification of the city’s position in the country’s tourism map.

55 million passengers fly into Vietnam's airports in first 7 months
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55 million passengers fly into Vietnam's airports in first 7 months

The country's airports have been bursting at the seams so far this year.

Vietnamese banking tycoon arrested in $400 million graft case
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Vietnamese banking tycoon arrested in $400 million graft case

Tram Be, a former Sacombank exec, is accused of breaking regulations in the biggest ever fraud case to rock the banking sector.

Spotify builds streaming lead at 60 million subscribers
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Spotify builds streaming lead at 60 million subscribers

The Swedish company has more than double the base of nearest competitor Apple Music.

7.24 million international visitors to Vietnam in seven months
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7.24 million international visitors to Vietnam in seven months

The number of international visitors to Viet Nam in the first seven months of 2017 was estimated at around 7.24 million, a year-on-year surge of 28.8 per cent.

Netflix shares jump as subscriptions top 100 million
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Netflix shares jump as subscriptions top 100 million

En nexpress - Netflix ended the rencent quarter with 103.95 million subscribers.

Staggering 32.8 million people playing online games in Vietnam - survey
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Staggering 32.8 million people playing online games in Vietnam - survey

En nexpress - The gaming market is projected to make $365 million this year, making it the 28th largest in the world.