Thang Long - Hanoi

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Vietnam prepares for typhoon Kalmaegi
Vietnam is on high alert as typhoon Kalmaegi is forecast to make landfall between the northern province of Quang Ninh and the central province of Nghe An on September 16.

Party leader receives visiting Cuban official
Party leader Trong met with Cuban Vice President of the Council of State Mercedes Lopez Acea.
Vietnam, India issue joint communique
Vietnam and India on September 15 issued a joint communique.
NA Chairman to attend AIPA-35
NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung will attend the AIPA-35 in Laos from Sept. 15-20.
Australian Speaker welcomed in Hanoi
Vietnamese and Australian legislatures should work closely together at int'l parliamentary forums.
Ziplining attracts tourists to Phong Nha-Ke Bang
Visitors to Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park can take to the skies with ziplining.
Seaplane flights give aerial view of Ha Long Bay
A tourist seaplane route from Hanoi to Ha Long Bay was launched on Sept. 9.
Work starts on 3.2 bln USD petrochemical complex
Work on a 3.2 billion USD petrochemical refinery complex started September 9 in Phu Yen.
Major exhibition on 1946-57 Land Reform
Nearly 150 original documents and artefacts on the Land Reform campaign are on display in Hanoi.
Domestic retailers struggle to compete
15/09/2014 | 10:01:00
A lack of a master retail plan has caused insecurity and confusion in the local retail sector, leaving many of them losing market share to their foreign rivals, independent market analysts have said.

Vietnam has become more attractive to foreign retailers, particularly those from the region, as the country ranked second this year among the 10 top locations for retailers in Asia.
Politics
Vietnam, Kiribati establish diplomatic relations
Vietnam and the Republic of Kiribati officially established diplomatic relations on September 15 as a move to reinforce and develop their mutually beneficial relations and cooperation.
World
Laos: AIPA’s 35th General Assembly opens
The 35th General Assembly of the ASEAN Inter-parliamentary Assembly (AIPA-35) with the theme “Strengthening parliamentary cooperation within ASEAN Community” opened in Vientiane, Laos on September 16.
Society
Vietnam joins global efforts to control containers
The Prime Minister on September 15 approved Vietnam’s participation in the Global Container Control Programme (CCP) which is sponsored by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) through a non-refundable aid.
Business
Deputy PM Vu Van Ninh visits US to further TPP negotiations
Deputy Prime Minister Vu Van Ninh is on a working visit to the US from September 15-19 in a bid to accelerate the negotiations on the Trans-Pacific Partnership agreement (TPP) and bolster the two countries’ economic ties.
Culture-Sport
Lam Kinh Festival marks Lam Son uprising
This year’s Lam Kinh festival was held in central Thanh Hoa province on September 15 (the 20th day of the eighth lunar month) in celebration of the 596th anniversary of the Lam Son uprising and the 581st death anniversary of national hero Le Loi, also known as Le Thai To, the first king of the Vietnamese Le Dynasty.
Sci-Tech
Smartphones surge in popularity: study
The percentage of Vietnamese people using smartphones has increased to more than 36 percent, nearly double the rate of 20 percent in 2013.
Health
Sectors join hands to brace for Ebola epidemic
Representatives from relevant ministries and agencies gathered at a seminar in the northern port city of Hai Phong on September 15 to popularise measures against Ebola virus which has killed more than 2,400 people in West Africa to date.
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