Culture - Sports

Vietnam cultural centre to open in Berlin

A Vietnamese cultural centre will be officially put into operation in Berlin, Germany, on the occasion of Hanoi liberation anniversary (Oct. 10), to meet the increasing demand for cultural exchange among the Vietnamese community.
Society

World friends join National Day celebrations

Vietnamese embassies around the world, including Germany, Cuba and Indonesia, held celebrations to mark the 64th anniversary of the August Revolution and Vietnam’s National Day (September 2).
Travel

VN's first tourist resort receives Green Globe certificate

The Novetel Phan Thiet resort in central Binh Thuan province has been recognised by the Green Globe International to achieve the world’s highest environmental standards, becoming the first in Vietnam to receive the Green Globe certificate.
Society

Doors open for people with disabilities

Twenty-three students with disabilities have completed a graphic technicians course held by the Hi-Tech Vocational Training Centre, an arm of the public funded Van Lang University in Ho Chi Minh City.
Culture - Sports

Ancient Champa stele unearthed

A stone stele, chiselled with ancient Champa script, was unearthed in the central province of Phu Yen , and believed to be a very significant archaeological find, said a provincial official.
Vietnam Airlines steward detained in Australia Society

Vietnam Airlines steward detained in Australia

Vietnam Airlines reported that one of its flight attendants was detained by Australian police on Aug. 15 after they found in his belongings three bottles of spirits suspected to contain addictive substances.
Business

Property popular as Index nears 500

Almost all shares in the construction and real estate development sectors hit their ceiling prices on the HCM Stock Exchange on August 12, lifting the VN-Index to within striking distance of the psychologically-important 500-mark, but acclerated profitaking put the brakes on the upward trend.
Business

Taiwan firms to invest more in Vietnam

With analysts having predicted Vietnam ’s economy would rebound by late this year, Taiwanese investors would soon boost investment in Vietnam , a business conference in Ho Chi Minh City heard on Aug. 10.