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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 Hanoi

Hanoi to Construct $500m Horse Racetrack Amid the Pines of Soc Son

Hanoi authorities are going ahead with the construction of a racetrack which will offer sports betting at an estimated cost of USD500 million.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Might Be Punished Next Match After Fans Set off Flares Mid-Game

Vietnam's football fanatics might harm the national team's performance during the current regional tournament.

in Vietnam

647 Pines Recently Poisoned in Lam Dong With Culprit Still at Large

The illegal act was likely performed by locals looking to free up the protected forest for agricultural use.

in Hanoi

New Study Claims Hanoi Is Among the Least Sustainable Cities in the World

The recently published Sustainable Cities Index compared the sustainability of 100 cities around the world. What determines a cities sustainability? Researchers at Arcadis, a consultancy firm headquar...

in Vietnam

Vietnamese Students Contribute $881m to US Economy in 2017

The US continues to be a highly sought-after destination for Vietnamese students.

in Vietnam

After Month-Long Delay, Vietnam Officially Allows Bamboo Airways to Take Off

Bamboo Airways will become the fifth carrier to hold a Vietnamese aviation license along with Vietnam Airlines, Jetstar Pacific, Vietjet Air and VASCO.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Forms Toilet Association, Seeks to Give Everyone Free Public Toilets

Vietnam is determined to improve the standard of toilets nationwide.

in Hanoi

Hanoi to Create Over $1bn Worth of New Parking Spaces

Hanoi is aiming to create around 1,500 new parking spaces over the next seven years to help deal with overcrowding at the city’s existing parking lots.

in Vietnam

Activist Diep Vuong Named Global Citizen of the Year for Work to Fight Human Trafficking

Vietnamese-American activist Diep Vuong, who used to be a refugee in the US, recently won the prestigious award for her work to stop human trafficking.

in Hanoi

Vietnam Formula 1 Grand Prix Track Layout Released

The layout of the track which will host the Formula Vietnamese Grand Prix in 2020 was released yesterday.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Announces Plans to Protect Endangered Yangtze Turtles

Only four Yangtze giant softshell turtles remain in the world, with two in Hanoi and the remaining duo in Suzhou Zoo in Shanghai.

in Hanoi

Hanoi to Introduce Traffic Congestion Charges in Central Districts

As part of the capital’s efforts to reduce traffic jams, private vehicles will face charges for entering congested areas of central districts.  

in Asia

Dark Time Looms Over Wildlife as China Reverses 25-Year Ban on Rhino Horn, Tiger Bone

The government's reversal on a 25-year ban may prove to be ruinous for the preservation of the endangered species.

in Vietnam

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh Will Settle Down in Vietnam Permanently

The influential Buddhist leader recently returned to Vietnam from Thailand after a year abroad.

in Hanoi

Hanoi to Host Formula One Race in 2020: Official

After nearly a year of speculation, it has been officially confirmed that a Formula One Grand Prix will be held in Hanoi in 2020.

in Hanoi

Expansion of Noi Bai Airport to Help Bring in 100m Passengers Each Year

Hanoi’s US$3.5 billion expansion of Noi Bai International Airport is being reviewed, with the aim of bringing in 80-100 million passengers a year by 2050.

in Vietnam

Meet Nguyen Thi That, Vietnam's First Cyclist to Ride for a Professional European Team

A female cyclist from An Giang Province recently became the Vietnamese rider to compete for a European cycling team.

in Vietnam

Male Drivers Are Responsible for 98.61% of Severe Accidents 2013-2017: Report

In 2017, there were around 20,000 traffic accidents and 8,279 traffic deaths, according to statistics compiled by the National Traffic Safety Committee.

in Hanoi

Hanoi’s Booming Population Has Already Exceeded 2030 Target

According to a new report released by the National Assembly, Hanoi’s booming population has already surpassed the predicted figures for 2030.

in Vietnam

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh Visits Vietnam After a Year Abroad

After a year abroad, Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has returned to Vietnam for a short visit.