Business

Seats sell out on Da Nang flights

Air tickets to the central city of Da Nang have recently become scarce as increasing numbers of people opt to enjoy the local fun and sunshine.
Business

Parking shortage plagues Ho Chi Minh City

There have been many times when Le Van Thanh Tung, a driver working for Bayer Vietnam Company, had to drive around for two or three kilometres to find parking space in downtown HCM City.
Society

Nation hits the road for national holidays

Nguyen Thi Huyen Trang of HCM City ’s district 4 had to stand two hours in the queue this week to buy a bus ticket for April 29 to Bao Loc Town in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.
Society

Fares to climb for Hanoi- HCM City Express

The Vietnam Railway Corporation will increase the price of tickets on the Hanoi- HCM City Express by between 4 and 10 percent from April 29 to May 4 and from June 1 to August 15, the peak travel periods in the country.
Vietnam Airlines increases flights to Japan Business

Vietnam Airlines increases flights to Japan

The national-flag carrier, Vietnam Airlines, will increase weekly flights between Vietnam’s HCM City to Japan’s Tokyo to 14 from the current seven, meeting rising demand of Japanese tourists during summer.
Business

Auto imports drop 69 percent in January

Nearly 3,400 automobiles were imported in January, worth a total of 54.6 million USD, a decline of 69.6 percent against December 2009, according to the General Department of Customs.
Business

Da Nang-Taipei air route to open

Direct service between China’s Taipei and Da Nang, Vietnam will begin December 26, according to a representative from the route operator, Taiwan-based TransAsia Airways.
Business

Auto imports climb in October

Vietnam imported roughly 9,000 vehicles worth 140 million USD in October, up 20.7 percent in terms of volume but down 3.4 percent in terms of value.
Politics

Ancient art needs a new home

With a decrepit building as its only showcase in the city, the very existence of cai luong (reformed theatre) is threatened, a heartbreaking scenario for professionals and fans of this traditional performing art who have been longing for a new and modern theatre.
World

Japan starts lower house election

Japanese voters on August 30 began voting for a 480-member House of Representative board in a general election which may create a change of power on the Japanese political arena.
ASEAN

Polls close in Malaysian by-election

The opposition Parti Islam SeMalaysia (PAS) has gained victory in a by-election which closed on July 14 in Malaysia’s northern state of Kelatan.