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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Amid Worsening Outbreaks Elsewhere, Hanoi Pauses Its Reopening Roadmap

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

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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 Streets to Close for President Tran Dai Quang’s Funeral

Earlier this week, Vietnam declared a two-day state funeral for late President Tran Dai Quang.

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Vietnam's Increased Green Tax on Fuels Next Year Will Bring in $677m Yearly

An extra VND15.7 trillion each year for environmental projects will be added to the national budget thanks to the new tax rate.

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30% of Vietnam's Population Will Shop Online by 2020

Online shopping is becoming more popular in Vietnam in recent years.

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Scientists Unearth Skeletons of Prehistoric Human in Volcanic Cave in Dak Nong

This is the first time an excavation in Vietnam has yielded such a significant amount of Neolithic human remains.

in Hanoi

Huge Fire Destroys Residential Buildings Near Hanoi Pediatrics Hospital

Last night, firefighters battled a major blaze in Hanoi that tore through buildings near a children’s hospital.

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Vietnam Approves Price Increase for Wind Power to Encourage Investment in Green Energy

The future for renewable energy in Vietnam is looking up thanks to a new decision by state authorities to increase the feed-in tariff for wind power.

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Hanoi Starts Campaign to Deter Dog Meat Trade, Consumption

Hanoi leaders are asking residents to stop eating dog and cat meat in an effort to improve Hanoi's image and avoid diseases like rabies.

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Hanoi to Ban Dogs, Cats in Hoan Kiem Pedestrian Area Due to Unmuzzled, Unleashed Pets

In the future, Hanoians might have to leave their furry friends at home.

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A Magnitude-5.3 Earthquake Centered in China Rattles Hanoi Over the Weekend

A strong earthquake centered in southern China rattled Hanoi this past Saturday morning, frightening many in the city.

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Hanoi Reveals Train Designs for Metro Line 3, Seeks Public Feedback

While progress on Hanoi’s Cat Linh–Ha Dong metro route is inching close to the finish line, Hanoi transport authorities recently unveiled the design for the capital’s Metro Line 3.

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Hanoi Moves Forward With Plans for Yen So, 'Vietnam's Most Modern Bus Station'

A major new bus station has been approved for Hoang Mai District, in an effort to relieve stress several of the city's dated bus facilities.

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Hanoi Receives Government Approval to Move Forward on Proposed Formula One Race

Hanoi's plan to host a Formula 1 race in the near future has taken another step forward.

in Hanoi

Nhan Chinh Park to Open on September 10, Brings More Green Space to Hanoi

Located on Hoang Minh Giam Street, the park will be the first designated green space in Thanh Xuan District.

in Vietnam

It's a Race Against Time to Save Quang Nam's Critically Endangered Grey-Shanked Doucs

The grey-shanked douc, a monkey native to several central Vietnamese provinces, is listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species as Critically Endangered.

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Hanoi, Saigon Among Most-Improved Cities in Liveability: Economist

The country's two largest cities were among the most improved in the world on the Global Liveability Index.

in Vietnam

Tropical Storm Bebinca Kills 10, Causes Widespread Flooding in Nghe An

At least 10 people have been killed and many displaced after Tropical Storm Bebinca swept through north-central Vietnam.

in Vietnam

Asian Games: Vietnam Beats Japan 1-0 to Climb Atop Group D With 9 Points

With a hard-earned victory against Japan, Vietnam has climbed atop its group and advanced to the next round of the tournament.

in Vietnam

Vietnamese Top Swimmer Anh Vien Releases Biography 'From Zero to Hero'

Currently, 21-year-old Nguyen Thi Anh Vien holds 38 gold medals and was named Best Vietnamese Athlete in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2017.

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Bleak Prospect for Vietnamese Suspect in Kim Jong-Nam Murder After Judge Rules 'Enough Evidence' to Proceed to Trial

A Malaysian judge ruled the two suspects — Vietnamese Doan Thu Huong and Indonesian Siti Aisyah who were accused of murdering Kim Jong-nam, the estranged half-brother of North Korean leader ...

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Faced With Imminent Shortage, Vietnam Might Soon Start Buying Electricity From Laos, China

Vietnam might have to resort to buying electricity from neighboring countries in the next few years if the national consumption of energy continues growing at this rate.