Society

Citadel street design wins top prize

Architect Hoang Thuc Hao has won first prize in a design contest organised by the Vietnam Architects’ Association for his project to renovate 2km of Buoi Street near the Thang Long Citadel.
Society

Contest encourages younger writers

Young professional and amateur writers are being encouraged to participate in a writing contest held by three prestigious national organisations.
Politics

State President wraps up Algeria visit

State President Nguyen Minh Triet and his delegation left the Algerian capital city of Algiers on April 15 after a three-day visit at the invitation of President Abdelaziz Bouteflika.
Society

Academic pressure starts in pre-school

A lot of children are forced by their parents to take pre-school classes in order to get admitted to a good first grade class, which effects the education quality at schools, said Pham Xuan Tien, who is the head of the Hanoi Education and Training Department’s Primary Education Division.
Culture - Sports

Time capsule of gifts goes underground

As one of the activities celebrating Hanoi ’s 1,000 th anniversary, the city will prepare a time capsule for future generations. The selection of objects for the time capsule will take place at various points in the countdown to the anniversary of the capital.
Society

Hanoi to shut off 50 percent of street lamps

Hanoi will shut off half of the city’s street lamps between April and June to conserve power heading into the summer months of peak consumption, the Hanoi Power Co announced on April 3.
Former Politburo member dies at 72 Politics

Former Politburo member dies at 72

Tran Dinh Hoan, former Politburo and Secretariat member of the Communist Party of Vietnam’s Central Committee and head of its Commission for Organisation and Personnel, passed away on March 25 at the age of 72.
Culture - Sports

Goya prints on show in HCM City

Rare prints composed by world famous Spanish artist Francisco de Goya y Lucientes between 1810 and 1820 are on display for the second time in Vietnam at an exhibition at the HCM City Fine Arts Museum.
Travel

Ha Long festival to take Hanoi theme

This year’s Ha Long Tourism Festival at the World Heritage site of Ha Long Bay will take the theme of Hanoi to celebrate the 1,000 birthday of the capital city.