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77th Mekong River joint patrol begins

World

77th Mekong River joint patrol begins

The 77th Mekong River joint patrol by China, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand began on December 18 from Guan Lei port, Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in southwest China's Yunnan province.

Hai Phong has 89 new-style rural communes

Society

Hai Phong has 89 new-style rural communes

An additional 15 communes in the northern port city of Hai Phong have been recognised as completing all criteria of the new-style rural area building programme so far this year, raising the total number to 89.

Cambodia seizes over 3.2 tonnes of ivory

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Cambodia seizes over 3.2 tonnes of ivory

The Cambodian authorities said on December 16 that they had seized more than 3.2 tonnes of elephant tusks at a seaport in the capital city of Phnom Penh, marking the country’s largest ivory bust.

Hanoi aims to become national logistics hub

Business

Hanoi aims to become national logistics hub

Hanoi is expected to become one of the country’s three major logistics hubs that meet international standards, said a municipal official. Nguyen Thanh Hai, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade, said Hanoi has launched a project on managing and developing logistics services in the locality by 2025.

Ancient Hoi An city revives gentle manners in tourism

Travel

Ancient Hoi An city revives gentle manners in tourism

The ancient city of Hoi An has launched a campaign to raise awareness of good-natured behaviour and hospitality among the community, promoting a friendly tourism environment to make the city the most popular destination in central Vietnam.

Vietnamese, Greek enterprises urged to foster trade partnership

Business

Vietnamese, Greek enterprises urged to foster trade partnership

Businesses of Vietnam and Greece were encouraged to promote cooperation in the trade of their products of advantage, especially in maritime transport, logistics, shipbuilding, sea port development, tourism and agricultural product processing, at a Vietnam-Greece Business Forum held in Hanoi on December 10.

Start-ups embrace logistics sector

Business

Start-ups embrace logistics sector

The logistics sector has been the bottleneck for Vietnam’s economic development, but offers plentiful opportunities for local startup companies with the application of technologies.