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.

Commercial cars to be banned on inner-city streets

Commercial cars to be banned on inner-city streets

The Hanoi Department of Transport has asked the municipal People’s Committee to officially ban Uber and Grab cars on 11 inner-city streets after a trial month.

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Traditional boat racing in Hanoi attracts crowds

Traditional boat racing in Hanoi attracts crowds

A dragon boat racing festival was held for the first time in Hanoi’s well-known West Lake on February 24, attracting large crowds.

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Anniversary of Hai Ba Trung Uprising marked in Hanoi

Anniversary of Hai Ba Trung Uprising marked in Hanoi

A ceremony was held to mark the 1978th anniversary of the Hai Ba Trung Uprising at the Hai Ba Trung Temple, a special national relic site, in Hanoi’s Me Linh district on February 21, or the 6th day in the first month of the Year of the Dog.

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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.

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Hanoi to end use of deadly stoves

Hanoi to end use of deadly stoves

Hanoi plans to stop the use of beehive-shaped coal bricks by 2020 as part of measures to improve air quality and living conditions, according to the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment.

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Almost 375,000 tourists visit Hanoi during Tet holidays

Almost 375,000 tourists visit Hanoi during Tet holidays

The number of international tourists to the capital city of Hanoi are estimated to rise by 30 percent to 125,000 people during the week-long Tet (Vietnamese New Year) festival, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

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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.