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.

Test run of Cat Linh-Ha Dong railway delayed until next September

Test run of Cat Linh-Ha Dong railway delayed until next September

The test run of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway project, the first of its kind in Hanoi, has been delayed until September 2, 2018, after it missed a scheduled test in October.

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Hanoi to welcome nearly 24 million visitors this year

Hanoi to welcome nearly 24 million visitors this year

Hanoi’s Department of Tourism estimated that by the end of 2017, the capital city will have welcomed more than 23.8 million visitors for earnings of roughly 71 trillion VND (3.1 billion USD), an increase of 15 percent from the same period last year.

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Super satellite city planned in Hoa Lac

Super satellite city planned in Hoa Lac

Hanoi plans to construct a super satellite city by 2030, with a total area of over 17,270ha located in two districts of Thach That and Quoc Oai and Son Tay town.

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Hanoi People’s Council closes fifth meeting

Hanoi People’s Council closes fifth meeting

The fifth meeting of the Hanoi municipal People’s Council (15th tenure) wrapped up in the capital city on December 6 after three days of sitting.

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Ethnic orchestra to debut in Hanoi

Ethnic orchestra to debut in Hanoi

A concert featuring ethnic minority music will be held to introduce Seaphony Orchestra - the first Vietnamese ethnic minority orchestra at Hanoi Opera House on December 12.

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Hanoi to issue international driving licences online

Hanoi to issue international driving licences online

The Hanoi Department of Transport will provide a level-four online service for issuing international driving licences from the first quarter of 2018 as part of the city’s administrative reforms to save time and money for citizens.

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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.