Saigon backpacker street undergoes major makeover

Hanoi celebration Children cultural festival for the first time The Hanoitimes – According to announcement by the sponsors, include Hoan Kiem District People’s Committee, Children cultural festival 2017 will take place May 28 in the plaza surrounding Hoan Kiem Lake for the first time. The aim of the festival is to get children engaged and […]

Congestion dogs major port in Ho Chi Minh City

Ho Chi Minh City authorities are struggling to deal with severe congestion inside and outside a highly hectic port considered among the busiest in Vietnam. Located in District 2, the bustling Cat Lai Port receives more than half the waterway freight in Vietnam, creating enormous pressure on its capacity as well as the […]

City banks create $5b link-up programme

A banking-enterprises link-up programme in HCM City has enabled 4,138 businesses to borrow over VND124.3 trillion (US$5.5 billion) from banks in the first five months of this year, a conference heard on Friday. Front view of the State Bank of Viet Nam. A banking-enterprises link-up programme […]

A ‘free fight’ to preserve nation’s martial arts

VietNamNet Bridge – Ho Van Tuong has been offering free Takhado martial art classes for 20 plus years, and has written as many books on the subject. His passion for imparting his skills to younger generations has not dimmed. Looking sharp: A Takhado pose with swords. Photo courtesy of master Ho Tuong At 63, Ho […]

Under construction villa gives way into lake in Vietnam’s Central Highlands

An under construction villa worth nearly VND4 billion (US$175,979) has collapsed into a lake in Vietnam’s Central Highlands during the night. The soon-to-be-finished property of Vu Quang Truong in Nghia Duc Ward, Gia Nghia Town, Dak Nong Province suddenly gave way at around 1:00 am on Saturday, resulting in the structure and the […]

Indian consulate to host 3rd Int’l Day of Yoga in HCM City

This year’s event expected to attract the participation of 2,000 people is part of a series of activities to mark the 45th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic ties between India and Vietnam.   The program will begin with a traditional lamp lighting ceremony, followed […]

Ha Tinh street named after Vietnam’s first journalist-martyr

Born in 1921 in Son My commune, Huong Son district, Ha Tinh province, Tran Kim Xuyen was appointed as Deputy Director of the Ministry of Home Affairs’ Vietnam Information Department after the 1945 August Revolution. He was directly in charge of the Viet Nam Thong Tan Xa, now known as Thong Tan Xa Viet Nam […]

Unpredictable weather triggers infectious diseases

Director of the General Hospital in the northern province of Cao Bang Dr. Phuong Duc Cu said the four kids in Thong Nong District had encephalitis-like symptoms of headache, vomiting, fatigue high fever and later experiencing breathing problem, swollen brain and falling into coma. Head of Hanoi-based National Children Hospital’s Infectious Disease Ward […]

President meets former volunteer soldiers in Cambodia

President Tran Dai Quang met with Vietnamese former volunteer soldiers who helped Cambodia in the 1979-1989 period. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – President Tran Dai Quang on June 17 met with Vietnamese former volunteer soldiers who helped Cambodia in the 1979-1989 period. At the meeting, the President said he was moved to […]