Vietnamese banks handle 898.4 billion USD through e-payments Business

Vietnamese banks handle 898.4 billion USD through e-payments

Vietnam's interbank e-payment system handled 37 million transactions worth nearly 21 quadrillion VND (898.4 billion USD) in the first quarter of the year, up 23 percent and 17.8 percent respectively compared to 2018, according to the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV).
HCM City to develop resettlement housing Society

HCM City to develop resettlement housing

Ho Chi Minh City plans to develop social housing on its own instead of building new resettlement housing with state funds, according to the city’s People’s Committee.
Ca Mau province strives to expand export markets Business

Ca Mau province strives to expand export markets

The southernmost province of Ca Mau has devised various measures, including boosting trade promotion activities, to expand and adjust the structure of its export markets, towards realising its target of earning 1.2 billion USD from exports in 2019.
Hanoi bus company attracts more passengers Society

Hanoi bus company attracts more passengers

The number of passengers using monthly-paid bus passes issued by the Hanoi Transport and Services Corporation (Transerco) rose 6.6 percent so far this year, while the rise of this group of passengers throughout the capital city was recorded at 5.4 percent.
More radar installed to improve accuracy in storm, rain forecasting Environment

More radar installed to improve accuracy in storm, rain forecasting

The Vietnam Meteorological and Hydrological Administration (VMHA) has built a project to enhance the National Centre for Hydrometeorological Forecasting (NCHMF)’s capacity to generate warnings on thunderstorms, lightning, storms, and rain by installing five new radar stations across the country.
Sixth GMS Summit takes place in Hanoi Politics

Sixth GMS Summit takes place in Hanoi

The sixth Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit took place in Hanoi on March 31, with the participation of leaders of the regional countries and representatives from ASEAN, the ADB and the World Bank.
HCM City to pilot ’smart urban area’ Society

HCM City to pilot ’smart urban area’

All districts will be expected to develop a “smart urban area” plan by 2020, said Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the HCM People’s Committee, who is also head of the smart city management board.
A cake from a land of cultural confluence Culture - Sports

A cake from a land of cultural confluence

The confluence of three ethnicities in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang, that of the Kinh, the Hoa and the Khmer, makes it a great place to discover the beauty of different cultures and observe distinct customs.​
Vietnam leatherware makers make a mark Business

Vietnam leatherware makers make a mark

Many leading fashion houses have switched from Chinese to Vietnamese makers of leatherware, acknowledging the improved quality of leather craftsmanship in Vietnam, industry insiders say.