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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.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Overtakes Saigon as Vietnam's Most Expensive City, Statistics Office Says

Hanoi's cost of living is currently the highest in Vietnam.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Truck Driver Saves Toddler Falling From 12th Floor of Apartment Building

The incredible story serves to remind us that the bravest superheroes are the ones that we encounter in everyday life.

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in Vietnam

Starbucks Vietnam Introduces Strawless Lids, Seeks to Curb Single-Use Plastic From 2019

Starting this year, fans of Starbucks in Vietnam can join in the country’s anti-plastic movement.

in Vietnam

Storm Pabuk Missed Vietnam, but Its Rain Damaged Mekong Delta Flower Farms

Typhoon Pabuk hit Thailand last Friday, January 4, wreaking havoc on local life.

in Hanoi

Donald Trump, Kim Jong-un Likely to Meet in Hanoi for 2nd Summit: Report

US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un could meet in Hanoi for their second summit on Pyongyang’s nuclear plans.

in Vietnam

In Ha Long Bay, Rogue Vendors Sink Their Boats to Avoid Arrest

Last Thursday, a regular patrol in Ha Long Bay caught a rogue vendor attempting to sell goods to tourists on a cruise. Instead of allowing themselves to be caught, however, the vendor destroyed their ...

in Vietnam

Vietnam's Airports Projected to Welcome 112m Passengers in 2019, 8m More than 2018

In 2019, Vietnam’s aviation industry will continue its upward trajectory as experienced in recent years.

in Hanoi

Hanoi to Axe 100 Trees for Road Widening Project

As part of continuing efforts to ease congestion, Hanoi authorities are set to widen Lang Street, which means 371 trees will be relocated while another 105 will be cut down.

in Vietnam

Nearly 1,000 Hectares of Vietnamese Forest Lost in 2018: Official

The equivalent of 1,000 football fields, the lost wilderness in Vietnam represents an improvement over recent years.

in Asia

What We Know So Far About the 152 Vietnamese Tourists Who Went Missing in Taiwan

The recent disappearance of 152 Vietnamese tourists in Taiwan has the potential to severely affect the visa application process for Vietnamese citizens in the future.

in Vietnam

Lam Dong Officials Announce Ambitious 7-Year Project to Make Da Lat a 'Smart City'

A seven-year plan will rely on technical innovations to improve residents' standards of living, government efficiencies and tourism experiences.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Mulls Use of GPS Dog Tags to Prevent Theft

Hanoi’s recently launched campaign against dog meat continues to develop, as public officials consider implementing a new proposal in an attempt to reduce dog theft in the city.

in Vietnam

Bottom Trawling, Fine-Mesh Fishing Are Wiping out Vietnam's Fish Supplies

The use of banned trawling methods and fine-mesh nets off the south central Vietnamese coast is depleting fish supplies at a staggering rate.

in Hanoi

Vietnam to Play Champions Trophy Match Against Korea in Hanoi on March 26

Vietnam will play against South Korea in the inaugural AFF-EAFF Champions Trophy in March 2019.

in Vietnam

Autographed Jersey of Football Team Sold for $30,000 to Build Bridge in Poor Community

2018 has been an auspicious year for Vietnamese football: the national U23 team opened the year with an unprecedented silver medal at the U-23 AFC Cup in China, and ended the year with a long-awaited ...

in Vietnam

Vietnam Might End 2018 With 7% in Growth, a 10-Year High, Experts Say

Experts predict the growth rates for this year and next may top 7%.

in Vietnam

Nearly Every Vietnamese Internet User Shops Online: Report

Ninety-eight percent of all people online in the country have made e-purchases, a 1% increase over last year.

in Stories

Weekened Stories Roundup: Golden Ball Award, French Film Week and Indonesian Tsunami

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

Vietnamese Man Wins Prestigious Maurice Audin Prize

Professor Ngo Bao Chau is the first Vietnamese person to win what is dubbed the "Nobel prize of mathematics."

in Hanoi

Hanoi FC Announce Partnership with Bundesliga Giants Bayern Munich

Vietnamese football has reached new heights this year. Straight off the back of Vietnam’s victory in the AFF Suzuki Cup 2018, V.League champions Hanoi FC have announced an upcoming collaboration with ...

in Vietnam

Vietnam Considers E-Passports for Citizens in 2020

The microchip-enabled passports aim to make international departure and return easier and more secure.

in Vietnam

H'Hen Nie Is the First Vietnamese to Make Top 5 of Miss Universe

In early 2018, H'Hen Nie became the choice to represent Vietnam in this year's Miss Universe 2018 competition. She also became the first Miss Vietnam from an ethnic minority.