Hanoi plants maple trees

Hanoi plants maple trees

Hundreds of maple trees have been planted on Nguyen Chi Thanh, Lang Ha and Tran Duy Hung streets in Hanoi in the past weeks to increase the capital’s green space.

Thousands worship Buddha relics in Hanoi

Deputy State President Nguyen Thi Doan and other senior officials were among a crowd of over 2,000 pilgrims standing up the heat of a summer morning on June 6 to behold Buddhist treasures-Sarinikahatu (things left after the physical bodies of the Buddha or eminent monks were burnt).

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Vietnamese, RoK young people get together in Hanoi

Twenty young people from the Republic of Korea (RoK) have joined their Vietnamese peers on a youth exchange programme between Vietnam and the RoK in Hanoi from May 27 to June 6.

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Hanoi looks to become smoke-free city

The capital city of Hanoi is expected to become totally free of tobacco smoke by 2010 under a project with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Bloomberg Fund of the US as a practical celebration of its millennium anniversary.

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US helps preserve Hanoi’s ancient gate

US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak has announced a grant of 74,500 USD to help Vietnam preserve O Quan Chuong Gate, the only ancient gate that remains in the capital city of Hanoi.

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Hanoi introduces its encyclopedic books

Hanoi’s People Committee on May 27 presented to the public a collection of encyclopedic books depicting the thousand-year culture of Thang Long, Hanoi today.

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Hanoi urban railway keeps on track

An engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contract worth 350 million USD for building the Hanoi urban railway route from Cat Linh to Ha Dong, was signed between Vietnam’s Department of Railway’s and the Sixth China Railway’s Group Ltd. (SCRG), in Hanoi on May 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.