France helps Hanoi with air quality assessment

France helps Hanoi with air quality assessment

Hanoi will roll out action programmes and plans to improve air quality in the city based on the outcomes of a French-funded air quality assessment project, said a municipal leader.

Plans for tours of Hanoi by electric car

The district of Hoan Kiem in central Hanoi and the Dong Xuan Joint Stock Company will introduce two inner city tours using battery-charged electric cars.

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Calligraphic poem silk strip celebrates Hanoi’s millennium

A group of poets and artists in Duy Xuyen district, the central province of Quang Nam, are making a collection of 1,000 calligraphic poems printed on 1,000 metres of silk in celebration of the upcoming millennium anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi.

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Thang Long Tu Tran – Hanoi’s sacred temples

With thousands of years of history, Hanoi treasures its collection of temples and pagodas and its accompanying traditional customs and festivals, including the worship of genii at four sacred temples surrounding Thang Long citadel.

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Flower festival marks 1,000 years of Thang Long-Hanoi

Flower festival marks 1,000 years of Thang Long-Hanoi

A flower festival to celebrate the 1,000 th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi will be held around Hoan Kiem Lake in central Hanoi from December 30, 2009 to January 3, 2010.

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Gov’t, Hanoi leaders cheer Catholics on Xmas

Hanoi ’s municipal leaders on Dec. 22 visited and presented gifts to Catholic dignitaries and followers to celebrate this year’s Christmas.

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Bronze drums cast for millennial anniversary

Work on the casting of 100 bronze drums for the 1,000th founding anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi kicked off in the central province of Thanh Hoa on December 22.

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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.