Bui Xuan Phai – For the Love of Hanoi Awards mark 10th edition

Bui Xuan Phai – For the Love of Hanoi Awards mark 10th edition

The 2017 Bui Xuan Phai – For the Love of Hanoi Awards ceremony was organised at the Vietnam News Agency (VNA) headquarters in Hanoi on August 17, marking a decade of honouring lovers of the capital city.

Long Bien Bridge in the eyes of US photographer

About 70 black and white photos on Long Bien Bridge taken by US photographer Douglas Jardine are on display at an exhibition in Hanoi.

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1.5 mln USD to conserve Vietnam’s most ancient citadel

The capital city of Hanoi has launched a project to conserve the Co Loa relics site, Vietnam’s oldest citadel, dating back to the stone age, at a cost of over 27 billion VND (roughly 1.5 million USD).

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Boosting activities ramping up to capital city’s 1,000th birthday

Leading up to the 1,000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi and the national year of tourism, 2010, the Hanoi Culture-Sports and Tourism Department will organise series of activities to promote tourism from Japan and China.

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Statues to mark capital’s birthday

The Hanoi People’s Committee has carried out field research for the erection of statues of late president Ho Chi Minh and Ton Duc Thang in Thong Nhat Park.

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Work starts on Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ headquarters

Construction of a new headquarters for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs kicked off in Hanoi on August 27 at a cost of 3.5 trillion VND (196 million USD).

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Hanoi seeks six express bus routes

Hanoi Department of Transport delivered a proposal to the municipal People’s Committee. The proposal has asked that six express non-stop bus routes open in the city by December 15.

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Hanoi Stock Exchange plans five IPOs this month

The Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) plans to organise this month five initial public offerings (IPOs) for State-owned enterprises to sell their stakes to external investors.

Societe Generale subsidiary opens branch in Hanoi

Societe Generale-Viet Finance Co. Ltd. (SGVF) inaugurated its first branch in Hanoi on April 14 in a move to expand its business operations and supply better services to clients in the country. 

Viewing Hanoi’s old quarter through foreign eyes

Love it or loathe it, the vibrancy of Hanoi’s old quarter always provokes a reaction, its throbbing effervescence giving the capital’s residents a sense of its own unique character and a charm that has captivated the hearts and minds of the city’s foreign residents, who have spoken of their love of this lively, interesting and beautiful place.

UNESCO recognises royal citadel as world heritage

UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee recognises Vietnam’s Thang Long Royal Citadel as a world cultural heritage at its 34th session in Brazil on July 31.

Hanoi launches electric bus tour of old quarter

A pilot project to operate 12 electrically powered buses around Hoan Kiem Lake and in Hanoi's Old Quarter for tourists was launched on July 17.