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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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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.

in Vietnam

Vietnam's National Brand, Valued at $235bn, Jumps 2 Places in World Ranking

Vietnam moves to No. 43 out of 100 countries this year, a two-place jump from last year, with a national brand value of US$235 billion.

in Hanoi

$600,000 Lunar Rock to Be Displayed in Pagoda Complex Near Hanoi

The meteorite, which was recently bought for US$612,500, will be put on display in Tam Chuc Pagoda Complex, only 1.5 hours south of the capital.

in Vietnam

Residents Living Inside Hue Imperial City to Be Relocated Next Year

When finished, the relocation will be the biggest migration in the history of the Hue Imperial City.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Airlines Launches In-Town Check-In Service in Hanoi, Da Nang

In-town check-in service allows passengers to drop off their luggage before heading to the airport.

in Asia

Better Pay, Lower Costs in Vietnam Entice Taiwanese Workers Away From Home

Destinations such as Vietnam and India are enticing Taiwanese companies and workers to settle down.

in Hanoi

After Completing Nghi Tam Overpass, Hanoi Proposes Plan to Expand Au Co

Having finished construction on the An Duong-Thanh Nien Overpass, which opened last Thursday, plans are now being proposed to level and expand Au Co Street.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Wins 40 Medals, Including 8 Golds, at 2018 Asian Para Games

Vietnam ranked 12th after winning eight gold, eight silver and 24 bronze medals at the event, which is held once every four years.

in Asia

Penguin Random House Will Open Its Southeast Asia Publishing Arm in Singapore

While Penguin Random House's distributing unit has already existed in Singapore, the establishment of a publishing arm could open up more opportunities for Southeast Asian writers.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Ranks 99th of 157 in Efforts to Reduce Inequality: Oxfam

The Commitment to Reducing Inequality (CRI) Index measures national efforts to reduce inequality via three criteria: social spending, progressive taxation, and labor policies.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Begins Using E-Cards on New Bus Rapid Transit Route

As of yesterday, electronic cards have been available for use on the Kim Ma-Yen Nghia BRT route.

in Hanoi

Formula One Race Likely to Appear on Hanoi Streets by 2020

Race Director Charlie Whiting visited Hanoi last week, and believes setting up a race in the capital by 2020 is feasible.

in Vietnam

Vietnam to Organize First Intra-Indochina Bike Race This December

One of Vietnam’s premier bike races will wind through three countries over its 12 stages for the first time next year.

in Vietnam

Vietnamese Woman Fined $5,000 in Singapore for Smuggling 490 Trứng Vịt Lộn

Some very passionate trứng vịt lộn fans in Singapore must be worried sick about the whereabouts of their duck egg order.

in Vietnam

Da Nang to Reclaim Land From Stalled Resort Project to Create Public Park, Beach

Da Nang authorities recently announced that the city will reclaim a large plot of seaside land from a development project to make room for a public park and beach.

in Vietnam

Hanoi Customs Confiscates One Ton of Pangolin Scales, Ivory From Nigeria

In addition to 805 kilograms of pangolin scales, customs officials recovered 193 kilograms of elephant ivory.

in Asia

Taiwan Considers Opening Citizenship to Skilled Southeast Asian Workers

To address an aging population and loss of skilled workers to more affluent neighbor nations, Taiwan is debating policies that would make it easier for skilled workers from Southeast Asian countries t...

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Sexual Assault Allegation Against Former Tuoi Tre Editor Dropped Due to Lack of Evidence

In early April, news about an alleged rape case involving the head of Tuoi Tre's TV Department, Dang Anh Tuan, and a journalism student during the latter's internship made headlines nationwide. The in...

in Asia

Grab, Uber Fined $9.5m in Singapore Over 'Anti-Competitive' Merger

The Grab and Uber merger from this past March led to an investigation over competition infringement conducted by Singapore's competition watchdog.