Hanoi among top13 destinations in March: Business Insider

Hanoi among top13 destinations in March: Business Insider

Hanoi has been named one of top 13 destinations for travellers in March by the US-based Business Insider magazine.

Hanoi puts freeze on new building permits

Licences for urban building projects will not be issued before the approval of the Hanoi Master Construction Plan, according to a decision by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung.

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Hanoi gears up to fight poverty

The People’s Committee of Hanoi intends to deliver 16,000 households from poverty this year, its deputy chairman Dao Van Binh has told a conference to discuss implementation of the municipal five-year assistance plan to 2013.

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Hanoi injects 3.4 trillion VND into feasible projects

Businesses in Hanoi invested almost 3.4 trillion VND (194.3 million USD) in a range of feasible projects during the first two months of the year, equivalent to 12 percent of its annual target, amidst the backdrop of the global economic downturn.

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Human influx poses housing crush in Hanoi

Hanoi's inner city is under serious pressure from an ever-increasing inflow of residents, suffering a serious housing shortage.

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Experts sound population alarm in Hanoi, HCM City

Population experts have warned that the nation’s family planning campaign has not been effective in Hanoi and HCM City, with both the number of new births and that of families with third children rising sharply this year.

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Hanoi marks day for disabled people

Organisations and individuals presented more than 1 billion VND in cash and kinds to people with disabilities and orphans living in Hanoi at a meeting held on April 10 to mark the Day for Disabled People (April 18).

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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.