Prime Minister values WB’s role in Vietnam’s development
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc received World Bank CEO Kristalina I. Georgieva in Hanoi on March 23, valuing the WB’s role in Vietnam’s socio-economic development, especially in poverty elimination.
Singapore’s Keppel Land acquires majority stake in Saigon Centre
Singapore-based Keppel Land, through its subsidiary Krystal Investment Pte Ltd, has spent almost 846 billion VND (37.1 million USD) to acquire an additional 16 percent stake in Keppel Land WATCO I to V, the joint venture entities to develop the mixed-use Saigon Centre complex in HCM City.
Experts: Transparency lacking in mining sector
The Vietnamese legal framework and policies regarding transparency in the mining sector is "fairly comprehensive", however, implementation of such policies leaves a lot to be desired, according to a study by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI).
Hue Imperial Citadel to open at night from next month
The Hue Imperial Citadel (Dai Noi) will open to tourists from 19:00 to 20:00 beginning on April 22, according to the Hue Relics Preservation Centre.
East Sea security conference held in Poland
Security in the East Sea came under the spotlight at a recent conference held in Warsaw, Poland, drawing the attendance of local researchers, students and the Vietnamese community.
Sawaco submits funding proposal for new water tanks
The Sai Gon Water Corporation (Sawaco) has submitted a funding proposal to build underground water tanks that will replace seven unused water towers in HCM City.
ABBANK committed to environmental responsibility
The An Binh Commercial Joint Stock Bank (ABBANK) has officially become a member of the United Nations Environment Programme - Finance Initiative (UNEP FI).
Two arrested for anti-State Facebook use
Two men have been arrested for spreading news against the State on Facebook - the most popular social network in Vietnam, police announced on March 22.
Belgium assists Ninh Thuan in river basin management
The south central province of Ninh Thuan on March 22 kicked off a Belgian-funded project on improving the river basin management capacity in the context of climate change (PIM).
Humid, unstable weather makes kids sick
Fluctuating temperatures, combined with drizzle and high humidity, have created conditions for an unseasonal influx of pediatric diseases, doctors said.
Clean Vietnamese tea expected to conquer world’s markets
Drinking clean and organic tea has become a popular tendency worldwide. The trend has created a big chance for Vietnamese tea to penetrate int'l markets through popularising its clean products.
Vietnam draw with Chinese Taipei 1-1
Vietnam wasted many chances and ended with a 1-1 draw in a friendly march against Chinese Taipei on March 22 in Hanoi.
Art exhibition connect Vietnam, int’l artists
An art exhibition and workshop is underway in Hanoi, gathering as much as 57 artists from Vietnam and abroad.
Singaporean developer opens 1st office tower in Vietnam
Singapore's Mapletree Investments Pte Ltd on March 22 saw its first office tower in Vietnam inaugurated by Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong and Vietnamese Deputy PM Trinh Dinh Dung.
Singapore tops talent metric of global startup ecosystem ranking
Singapore has overtaken US’s Silicon Valley to top the talent metric of a global startup ecosystem ranking, which was based on a survey of 10,000 startup founders across more than 100 cities.
Reference exchange rate unchanged for second day
The daily reference exchange rate of VND/USD was kept unchanged for the second day on March 23, at 22,253 VND per USD.
Artisan efforts save ancestral tunes
Charming “Then” singing, a traditional kind of performing art of several ethnic minority groups in Vietnam, has regained its spotlight, thanks to the effort by local artists in Tuyen Quang province.
HCM City to open street vendor areas
HCM City plans to open special street-food areas in District 1 as part of a pilot programme to move vendors to designated pavements, among other plans to improve the livability of the city.