National retail sales surge 8.6 percent in first quarter

National retail sales surge 8.6 percent in first quarter

Vietnam’s total revenue from retail trade and services rose 10 percent year-on-year to exceed 1 quadrillion VND (44.05 billion USD) in the first quarter of 2018, reported the General Statistics Office (GSO).

UNESCO gives nod to “Quan Ho”

“Quan Ho Bac Ninh” singing (Bac Ninh folk love duets) has been recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity at the fourth session of the UNESCO International Committee, in Abu Dhabi , the capital of the United Arab Emirates.

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Vietnamese may renew visas to US by mail

Vietnamese travellers to the US can save both time and money to renew their visas by mail, according to the US Embassy in Vietnam.

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Vietnam bars CFCs to protect ozone layer

Vietnam bars CFCs to protect ozone layer

All chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), ozone depleting gases, will be barred from entering Vietnam as of January 1, 2010, a Vietnamese environmental official has said.

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Locally-made microchip installed

The indigenously produced VN8-01 microchip has been successfully integrated into a marine remote supervision and safety control system, scientists announced on September 22.

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Vietnam to launch second orbital satellite by 2012

Vietnam ’s second satellite, Vinasat 2, will be sent into orbit by 2012 with an estimated cost of between 290 and 350 million USD, according to the Ministry of Information and Communications.

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Vietnam comes third at ABU Robocon 2009 TOKYO

Vietnam comes third at ABU Robocon 2009 TOKYO

The Vietnamese Robocon team on August 22 gained the third prize at the Asia-Pacific robot contest 2009 in Japan, which is sponsored by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union.

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Vietnam’s role in ASEAN after 15 years

Joining the ASEAN has brought about practical benefits to Vietnam in its drive for national construction and security, Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Gia Khiem wrote in an article reviewing the past 15 years of Vietnam’s ASEAN membership, in which he also talked about ASEAN’s future targets, including establishing an ASEAN Community by 2015.

Vietnam among top movers for per capita GDP growth

Vietnam ranks eighth in the list of top ten movers in terms of per capita GDP growth, according to the UNDP’s 2010 Human Development Report launched in Hanoi on Nov. 9.

Vietnam Airlines launches online check-in service

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines on August 16 officially launched a web check-in service for its outbound flights.

Vietnam to reduce rice exports in 2011

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) has estimated that the country would export a total of 6 million tonnes of rice this year, 750,000 tonnes less than last year.

Top ten Vietnamese brand names announced

Nielsen Vietnam , a leading market research company in Vietnam , has recently announced top ten most famous brand names this year based on the number of customers of each brand.