Society

Illegal crossings cause deaths

Railway accidents, particularly at level crossings, have risen alarmingly this year, according to Pham Van Binh, head of the Vietnam Railway Corporation’s Traffic Safety Committee.
Business

Bloomberg praises Vietnam’s investment environment

Vietnam hosts Southeast Asian leaders this week as chair of their 10-nation bloc, shining a spotlight on the political and economic stability that prompted Intel Corp and Toyota Motor Corp. to increase investments, says Bloomberg.
Society

Couples lock their love on Long Bien Bridge

I once saw an interesting picture on one of my friends’ facebook page. The picture was of two identical locks that were on a fence on a bridge. I though it was just a random picture until recently, when I saw a picture of the Great Wall. It wasn’t just another image, but a picture that highlighted a part of the fence where a lot of locks were hung.
Business

Hai Phong getting picky over investment projects

The northern port city of Hai Phong will no longer accept investments for projects with capital of less than 1 million USD, or with technologies manufactured before 2000, according to a newly-issued decision by the Hai Phong People's Committee.
Business

Auto sales surge, but down on December

January auto sales surged 76 percent over the same period last year to 6,961 units, the Vietnam Automobile announced in its monthly report.

Sales of commercial vehicle reported the highest surge of 150 percent with 3,340 units sold. Passenger cars followed with 2,170 units, up 79 percent and MPV/SUV vehicles reached 1,440 units, a 3 percent increase.
Society

Alleys form soul of old Hoi An

Falling in love with Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam is to fall in love with its wonderful alleyways, which for locals are the soul of their home town.
Business

Three trillion VND for expanding southern traffic artery

A contract on the expansion of the National Highway 51 worth 3.3 trillion VND (184.8 million USD) was signed in Hanoi on Nov. 12 by the Vietnam Road Department and the Bien Hoa-Vung Tau Expressway Development Joint Stock Co (BVEC).
Storm kills at least 19 in single province Society

Storm kills at least 19 in single province

Although storm Mirinae abated late in day on Nov. 2, heavy rains continued falling, causing raging floods in the central province of Phu Yen, claiming at least 19 lives and injuring 16 others.
Business

Da Nang draws industry to parks

Domestic and foreign investment trends in the industrial parks of Da Nang show the central city is becoming a major investment destination in the country, local officials say.
Business

Foreign firms target promising Vietnam, Indonesia

Many foreign companies, including automobile makers and retail corporations from Japan , China and the Republic of Korea , are eyeing Vietnam and Indonesia as potential markets due to strong domestic demand.
Culture - Sports

Vietnam Motor Show nation’s biggest

Twelve of the 17 Vietnam Automobile Manufactures Association members will display their latest local and imported models as Vietnam ’s biggest ever motor show to be held in November in HCM City .