Urgent protection needed for Hanoi’s archaeological site

Urgent protection needed for Hanoi’s archaeological site

Hanoi’s Culture and Sports Department has sent a letter urging the municipal People’s Committee to preserve an archaeological site dating back to 1,000 BC in the city’s western outskirts.

Contest urges writers to describe people of Hanoi

A writing contest with the theme: Nguoi Hanoi (Hanoians) was launched to celebrate the capital’s 1,000 th anniversary.

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“Thang Long-Hanoi Intelligence” programme honours first 200 businesses

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on January 27 to honour the first 200 businesses in the first phase of a programme that will honour 1,000 such enterprises entitled “Thang Long-Hanoi Intelligence”.

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Hanoi to attract 180 million USD into IZs in 2010

Hanoi plans to attract around 180 million USD into its industrial zones (IZs) this year, according to the Hanoi IZs and Export-Processing Zones Management Board (HIEMB).

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Hanoi Buddhists support disadvantaged people

In 2009, Buddhist followers in Hanoi raised nearly 7.2 billion VND in support of poor people, Agent Orange and storm victims, orphans and the homeless elderly.

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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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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.