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in Vietnam

Flights From Southern Vietnam, China Expected at Officially Approved Sapa Airport

It will be Vietnam's 23rd airport and based in a region already struggling with overtourism.

in Vietnam

Storm Nakri, This Year's Strongest Yet, Will Hit Central Vietnam This Weekend

The storm is strengthening at a worrying rate, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Needs Large-Scale Recycling Using Plastic Waste as Resource, Official Says

On October 22, a conference on preventing plastic waste was held in Hanoi by the Vietnam Association for Community Health Education (VACHE), which presented potential amendments to the current environmental protection law for debate.

in Hanoi

To Combat Smog, Hanoi to Ban Coal Stoves From 2021

The move is part of a major effort to improve air quality and living conditions in the capital.

in Hanoi

British Embassy Staff Hold 1-Minute Silence to Commemorate Migrant Victims

All across Vietnam, people remain shocked and saddened by the news of the United Kingdom truck deaths.

in Vietnam

Is Tourism in Vietnam Reaching a Tipping Point?

Tourism is surging in Hanoi and Vietnam as a whole, but is it too much of a good thing?

in Hanoi

Hanoi's First Metro Line Begins 20-Day Trial Run

The Cat Linh-Ha Dong metro line has commenced a 20-day commercial trial run despite renewed reports earlier this week of the line being delayed for the ninth time.

in Hanoi

Plan to Permanently Pedestrianize 9 Streets Around Hoan Kiem Lake Grows Clearer

A number of Hanoi’s hugely popular walking streets may soon become permanently pedestrianized.

Back Stories

in Vietnam

Flights From Southern Vietnam, China Expected at Officially Approved Sapa Airport

It will be Vietnam's 23rd airport and based in a region already struggling with overtourism.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Beats UAE 1-0 in World Cup Qualifier

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Zalo Domain Suspended for Unauthorized Social Network Function

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Cold Spell, Air Pollution and Flooding

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Passenger Car Import Surges 150% Between January and October

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Vietnam

Storm Nakri Brings Prolonged Downpours, Cancelled Flights and Blackouts

Tropical Depression Nakri hit coastal regions in south-central Vietnam on Sunday night, bringing blackouts, toppled trees and torrential rains.

in Vietnam

EF Ranks Vietnam's English Proficiency 52nd Out of 100 in 2019

EF's English Proficiency Index reports that between 2011 and 2014, Vietnamese English skills improved from 'very low' to 'low,' and then reached 'moderate' proficiency in 2015, a level it held until t...

in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: Hanoi's Long Bien Bridge Replaces Train Street as Selfie Hotspot

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Vietnam

Storm Nakri, This Year's Strongest Yet, Will Hit Central Vietnam This Weekend

The storm is strengthening at a worrying rate, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.

in Hanoi

Company Fires Director Responsible for Hanoi Water Crisis

The aftermath of the Hanoi water crisis lingers on.

in Vietnam

Vietnam to Introduce Statistics, Probability in 2nd Grade in New Syllabus

Under the current curriculum, statistics are introduced in fourth grade, while probability is only taught in 11th grade.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: English Proficiency of Vietnamese Hits Five-Year Low: EF Report

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Vietnam

Coach Park Hang-Seo Extends Contract With Vietnam Football Federation

Good news for Vietnamese football fans!

in Vietnam

Vietnam Needs Large-Scale Recycling Using Plastic Waste as Resource, Official Says

On October 22, a conference on preventing plastic waste was held in Hanoi by the Vietnam Association for Community Health Education (VACHE), which presented potential amendments to the current environ...

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Customs to Confiscate Volkswagen Car With Illicit ‘Nine-Dash Line’ Map

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Hanoi

To Combat Smog, Hanoi to Ban Coal Stoves From 2021

The move is part of a major effort to improve air quality and living conditions in the capital.

in Hanoi

British Embassy Staff Hold 1-Minute Silence to Commemorate Migrant Victims

All across Vietnam, people remain shocked and saddened by the news of the United Kingdom truck deaths.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Central Regions to Face Another Low Tropical Pressure System

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...

in Asia

Seoul Closes All Dog Slaughterhouses in Campaign to Stop Dog Meat Trade

After committing to ending the dog meat trade over a year ago, on October 26, Seoul’s mayor, Park Won-soon, announced the official closure of all canine slaughterhouses in the city. 

in Roundups

Weekend Stories Roundup: Monsoon Festival, Macbook Pro Ban and Coal Addiction

Stay connected with Urbanist Hanoi on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of ...