New road poses threat to Hanoi’s Imperial Citadel

Making a mess: This photo taken last week shows the archaeological site filled with mobile toilets and construction materials. - Photo tuoitre.vn

VietNamNet Bridge - The ongoing construction of the National Assembly House threatens the World Heritage status of the archaeological site next door, the relics of Thang Long Imperial Citadel. In an urgent petition submitted to the Prime Minister on July 18, scientists expressed deep concern that "the construction of a road around the nearly completed National Assembly building severely affected zones C and D of the World Heritage site, which lie in the vicinity". … [Read more...]

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Property developer seeks to manage Ha Long Bay for 50 years

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VietNamNet Bridge - Bitexco, a major real estate developer, has asked the Quang Ninh provincial authorities to give it the concession to manage Ha Long Bay, a World Natural Heritage site. The real estate group would have the right to exploit the bay by collecting fees for excursions and related services for 50 years. … [Read more...]

Life on Hon Khoi salt fields

Son Truong From downtown Nha Trang City, tourists just go north along National Highway 1A to Ninh Hoa District where they see a road sign to Doc Let Beach. From the beach, make a right and go straight for about five kilometers to get to Hon Khoi. At dawn, the salt fields are reflected in the golden rays like a giant beautiful mirror. At 4 a.m. locals start a new day on the rice fields. They rake the salt and then carry it home. Most workers are women and the harvest of the salt season … [Read more...]

Vietnam’s airlines to establish emergency back-ups

The Vietnam's airlines have been ordered to identify at least one reserve airport for landings, in case of bad weather. This follows a directive, No 2690/CT-CHK, signed by Dinh Viet Thang, Deputy Head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam, on July 25. The move aims to ensure the safety of flights after recent crashes of foreign airplanes that were later tied to weather issues. Thang said airlines were also asked to follow special flight procedures during storms. In case of … [Read more...]

Art & Entertainment News 28/7

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Tien Giang man creates soil maps Tien Giang native Vo Van Hai has made three Viet Nam maps from soil he collected at martyrs' ceremonies to honour the fallen at Martyrs' Day on July 27. … [Read more...]

Quang Ninh focuses on building sea, island tourism brand

Endowed with beautiful beaches, islands, and favourable transport links, the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh is paying special attention to developing sea-based tourism to promote its brand globally. According to Tran Van Ngoan, an official of the provincial Department of Natural Resources and Environment, Ha Long Bay, twice recognised by UNESCO as a world natural heritage, is one of the must-see destinations whenever visitors come to Quang Ninh as it boasts rich biodiversity along … [Read more...]

Sports News 28/7

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Saigon Heat bag second win Saigon Heat won their second match at the ASEAN Basketball League on Saturday at their home turf in HCM City, defeating Laskar Dreya South Sumatra of Indonesia 70-48 at the Canadian International School's indoor court. The second win helps them maintain second place in the ranking table behind Hitech Bangkok City, which also won twice. Next, Saigon Heat will travel to Jakarta to play Laskar Dreya South Sumatra again at the Senayan Gym Hall 1 on August 1. Tien Minh … [Read more...]

Modified lorries to be taken off the road

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The Ministry of Transport has deployed inspection teams nationwide from July 15 to check and punish those who violate norms by reconfiguring the lorries, changing their initial design, to carry more load. Viet Nam News interviewed two transport ministry officials in charge of the inspection campaign to ask what motivated the move and what has been done so far. The paper also spoke to a member of the local weighing station to know what he and his colleagues go through while dealing with wayward … [Read more...]

Airlines to establish emergency back-ups

HA NOI (VNS) - The nation's airlines have been ordered to identify at least one reserve airport for landings, in case of bad weather. This follows a directive, No 2690/CT-CHK, signed by Dinh Viet Thang, deputy head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Viet Nam, on Friday. The move aims to ensure the safety of flights after recent crashes of foreign airplanes that were later tied to weather issues. Thang said airlines were also asked to follow special flight procedures during storms. In case of … [Read more...]

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – Jul 28

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Tuoitrenews briefs you on some of the leading news stories published today, July 28, in Vietnamese media. -- Two Vietnamese workers were killed while three others injured as their steel building frame collapsed at the construction site of the Formosa Ha Tinh project in the central province of Ha Tinh on Sunday. … [Read more...]