First Vietnamese awarded honorary citizen of Seoul Society

First Vietnamese awarded honorary citizen of Seoul

A Vietnamese woman was among 18 foreigners named honorary citizens of Seoul this year for their contributions in bridging the gap between the capital city of the Republic of Korea and their home countries.
Chinese immigration officials welcomed in Hanoi Politics

Chinese immigration officials welcomed in Hanoi

Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Sen. Lieut. Gen Nguyen Phuong Nam hosted a reception in Hanoi on November 12 for a delegation from the National Immigration Administration of China led by its deputy head Zhao Changhua.
Rescued MoIT projects make little progress Business

Rescued MoIT projects make little progress

Three years after the implementation of a government directive aimed at salvaging 12 failed business projects under the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT), little progress had been made and the majority were still losing money, according to a recent Government report submitted to the National Assembly.
No nutrition labels leads to poor choices Society

No nutrition labels leads to poor choices

Due to a lack of regulations on nutrition labels, Vietnamese consumers are often in the dark about the true nutritional value of what they're eating, according to experts.
New policy needed for young start-ups Business

New policy needed for young start-ups

Building the correct legal framework is one of the major challenges holding back start-up businesses and now the Government is looking at easing red-tape and giving an easier ride to both young companies and the private sector.
Vietnam-Cambodia business forum slated for December Business

Vietnam-Cambodia business forum slated for December

A Vietnam – Cambodia business cooperation forum and a caravan tour for Vietnamese and Cambodian businesspeople will take place in Cambodia from December 5 – 8, heard a press conference in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on November 1.
HCM City ‘surprisingly new’ in New York Times story Travel

HCM City ‘surprisingly new’ in New York Times story

“For a place with so much history – decades of wartime and occupation have left their scars – Ho Chi Minh City feels surprisingly new,” the New York Times Style Magazine starts in a recently-published story about the “vibrant, stylish, youthful” city.
Marrakesh Treaty to help the blind Society

Marrakesh Treaty to help the blind

The lack of documents in Braille and audio books, as well as few sign language speakers limits blind people's development, according to Pham Viet Thu, President of the Vietnam Blind Association.
Ancient city seeks ways to improve tourism quality Travel

Ancient city seeks ways to improve tourism quality

The ancient city of Hoi An is being challenged by mass tourism, traffic congestion, underdeveloped waste management, vendors, street food quality and poor design and operation of homestays that have badly impacted the UNESCO-recognised World Heritage Site.