Hanoi sets up team to inspect apartments

Hanoi sets up team to inspect apartments

Hanoi’s Construction Department has set up an inspection team to review apartment buildings and impose fines for violations in their use and management.

Hanoi makes Frommer’s top destination list

The US-based Frommer’s travel magazine has recommended Hanoi as one of the 12 most attractive destinations for 2010.

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Hanoi’s oldest pagoda gets face lift

The restoration of Tran Quoc pagoda in Tay Ho district, the capital city’s oldest, got under way on June 26.

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Vietnamese, US students study water resources in Hanoi

About 40 Vietnamese and US university students are studying water resource science and policies on a special course in Hanoi .

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Van Mieu steles, stone plateau seek world recognition

A file on the 82 doctoral laureates steles in Van Mieu ( Temple of Literature ) in Hanoi has been sent to UNESCO for consideration as a world documentation heritage, said General Secretary of UNESCO Vietnam Pham Sanh Chau.

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Capital holds floral street festival to celebrate New Year

Hanoi is holding a floral festival, only the second of its kind, on the streets around Hoan Kiem Lake (Sword Lake) in the centre of the capital from December 30, 2009, to January 1, 2010, which will turn the area into a gigantic flower basket.

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Hanoi celebrates 10 years as City for Peace

Hanoi marked its 10 th year as the City for Peace at the recognition of the UNESCO with an artistic festival opened on Oct. 17.

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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.