Hanoi: All industrial parks to have wastewater systems by 2020

Hanoi: All industrial parks to have wastewater systems by 2020

The capital city of Hanoi will focus on wastewater treatment systems in all industrial parks by 2020 as part of its efforts to enhance environmental protection.

Casting of special drums for Hanoi birthday begins

Work on the casting of the largest special bronze drum in celebration of the 1,000th founding anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi began in the central province of Thanh Hoa on April 23.

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New professional football squad debuts in Hanoi

Megastar United, a new professional football club, made its first official public appearance on April 20 at a stadium in Ha Dong district, Hanoi.

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State leader hails Hanoi-Bern cooperative ties

State leader hails Hanoi-Bern cooperative ties

State President Nguyen Minh Triet has praised cooperation between two capitals--Hanoi and the Swiss city of Bern--in economy, urban planning and management, environmental protection, tourism and sports.

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Phap Van overpass arch collapses

An arch of the Phap Van overpass, part of the Thanh Tri Bridge project crossing the Linh Dam urban area and Giai Phong-Phap Van intersection, collapsed on April 18.

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Hanoi to host VN challenge tournament

Vietnamese badminton players will be pitted against strong opponents at the Ciputra Hanoi-Vietnam Challenge 2010 at the Trinh Hoai Duc Gymnasium on April 20.

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Citadel street design wins top prize

Architect Hoang Thuc Hao has won first prize in a design contest organised by the Vietnam Architects’ Association for his project to renovate 2km of Buoi Street near the Thang Long Citadel.

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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.