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Hanoi's First Metro Line Will Officially Open Tomorrow

Hanoi's Cat Linh-Ha Dong Line will be the first metro system in Vietnam to commence operation.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Eases Lockdown Restrictions, Reopens Malls, Barbershops

Starting at 6am today, Hanoi began applying social distancing rules under the previous Directive 15, allowing various shops to reopen and businesses to function at 50% capacity.

in Hanoi

19 Districts in Hanoi Allowed to Reopen Shops, Takeaway Service

Starting at noon today, districts with no new COVID-19 community transmission cases since September 6 are allowed to reopen various businesses and restaurants.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Extends Lockdown for 2 More Weeks in 10 Central Districts

After September 6, 10 districts in the city's center with the highest risk of COVID-19 infection will continue with strict Directive 16 lockdown until September 21.

in Hanoi

Amid Worsening Outbreaks Elsewhere, Hanoi Pauses Its Reopening Roadmap

Bia hơi, gyms and karaoke need to wait until further notice.

in Hanoi

Hanoi CDC to Propose Reopening of Non-Essential Businesses

With the COVID-19 outbreak in the city evidently under control, Hanoi’s health authorities are proposing to reopen a few non-essential services.

in Vietnam

The Average Height of Vietnamese Children Increased, but So Did Obesity Rates

Vietnam's children are getting taller, but also wider.

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Vietnam's Beer Sales Down 25% Since Strict Drunk Driving Laws Come Into Force

Are you drinking less?

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi to Build 70 More Air Monitoring Stations This Year

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

Vietnam-China Train Stopped in its Tracks Amid Ongoing Virus Fears

 For the first time in 11 years, the train crossing the border from Vietnam into China will stop running amid continuing coronavirus concerns. 

in Hanoi

Police Hand out Free Masks; Pharmacies Fined for Hiking Prices

As worries continue to spread like a virus and face masks sell out in record time, Vietnamese police have been handing out free masks and clamping down on pharmacies.

in Vietnam

Northern Vietnam Just Had the Hottest Start to a Year in 5 Decades

Is it just us, or has it been a little warmer than usual lately?

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Firework Displays Set at Many Locations to Welcome Lunar New Year

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: Tet Shopping Frenzy, Rat-Shaped Trees and 5G

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

Weekend Stories Roundup: Hanoi to Have Enough Pork During Tet: Officials

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

VinUni, VinGroup's First Private, Non-Profit University, Opens in Hanoi

The recently opened 'VinUni' is the conglomerate's first private, non-profit university. 

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam End AFC U23 Run With North Korea Loss

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: Hanoi Hopes to Welcome Nearly 32 Million Tourists in 2020

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

Fierce Bão Forecast to Hit Vietnam in 2020 with 5 Football Tournaments on the Horizon

Vietnam faces yet another year of football mania with five international football events on the horizon for the men’s and women’s teams.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: Two Women Jailed for Trafficking Teenage Girls to China as Brides

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in Hanoi

On Hanoi's Formula 1 Circuit, Each Grandstand Will Honor Vietnamese Landmarks

Vietnam’s first-ever Formula 1 circuit is nearing completion.

in Vietnam

Fines, Bans, Ukuleles: Vietnamese Authorities Finally Get Strict on Drink-Driving

  On January 1, Vietnam enacted legislation that makes operating any motorbike, car or bicycle with a blood alcohol level over zero illegal. Authorities have been swift to respond...

in Vietnam

Vietnam Still Has 800,000 Tons of Unexploded Ordnance, Labor Ministry Says

Explosive remnants from the Second Indochina War continue to haunt livelihoods.

in Vietnam

Parents Can Be Fined up to VND1m for Taking Children's Lucky Money

Recent information regarding the legality of parents taking their children’s lucky money has received attention in local media.

in Hanoi

Location of Hanoi's Upcoming Uniqlo Store Announced

Queues formed outside Saigon’s Uniqlo store for weeks. Will the outlet receive the same response in Hanoi?

in Hanoi

Should Hanoi Release Doves on Hoan Kiem Lake’s Walking Streets?

The suggestion is Hanoi’s latest attempt to introduce wildlife to the Hoan Kiem Lake area.

in Roundups

Morning Stories Roundup: 30 Vietnamese Companies Sell Goods on Amazon in 2019

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 ...