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.

Cherry blossom festival to be held in Hanoi

The 3rd annual Cherry Blossom Festival is scheduled to take place in Hanoi from April 10-12, with a plethora of cultural activities highlighting Vietnam-Japan friendship included in the agenda.

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Hanoi starts working on flood prevention plan

The Hanoi authorities have approved a project to develop detailed plans for flood prevention work in the capital city, focusing on areas along main rivers and dykes.

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Hanoi targets 3 billion USD in FDI for 2009

The capital is targeting 2-3 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) this year, which would place it in the country’s top five locations for FDI.

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Australian embassy supports Earth Hour in Hanoi

The Australian Embassy in Hanoi will switch off its lights on March 28, and urge Hanoians to do the same, for the World Wildlife Fund’s Earth Hour 2009 campaign.

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Hanoi reports three-year low GDP growth rate in Q1

Hanoi’s GDP hit 14.11 trillion VND in the first quarter of this year, a 3.1 percent year-on-year increase, the lowest rate in three years compared to 11.2 percent and 10.9 percent in 2007 and 2008, respectively, reported the Hanoi Statistics Office.

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Hanoi allocates 150 billion VND for dismissed labourers

Hanoi plans to allocate a sum of 150 billion VND for assistance to the city’s labourers who lost their jobs due to the economic downturn, said the Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, Dao Van Binh, on March 26.

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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.