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Solar rooftop a major driver of green growth

Local and foreign investors are racing to register solar power projects in Vietnam to reap the benefits of the feed-in-tariff of 9.35 US cents, with solar rooftop considered a key driver to create a more stable power supply in the near future and put Vietnam on a greener path. “Solar …

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Quang Nam’s girl crowned Miss Vietnam 2018

Great charity experience: Tran Tieu Vy of Quang Nam (middle) was crowned Miss Viet Nam 2018 yesterday. Bui Phuong Nga and Nguyen Thi Thuy An were the runners-up

Tran Tieu Vy of Quang Nam overcame 42 other finalists to take the crown of Miss Viet Nam 2018 in the grand finale of the pageant in HCM City yesterday. Vy is well-suited to succeed in competition at international pageants. The 18-year-old woman was listed in the top three of …

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Foreign investors rush to buy into Vietnamese businesses

FIA's report shows increasingly high interest of foreign investors in Vietnam

Nearly 5,000 deals involving foreigners buying into Vietnamese businesses have been reported so far this year, an increase of 50 percent compared with 2017. The Foreign Investment Agency’s (FIA) report shows increasingly high interest of foreign investors in Vietnamese businesses with $5.28 billion worth poured into businesses through 4,551 deals …

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US President appreciates development of Vietnam-US ties

Vietnamese Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc (R) presents his letter of credentials to US President Donald Trump

US President Donald Trump appreciated steps of development in the US-Vietnam Comprehensive Partnership when receiving a letter of credentials handed over by Vietnamese Ambassador Ha Kim Ngoc on September 17. Welcoming the diplomat, Trump wished him a successful working tenure. The US President took this occasion to thank the warm …

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Hanoi may walk the talk some more

District authorities are proposing that the walking streets around Hoan Kiem Lake be expanded.

Hanoi’s rhetoric of reducing air pollution might develop new feet with walking streets around Hoan Kiem Lake extended further. The success of walking streets at Hoan Kiem Lake and surrounding areas has prompted the project leader to end the trial period and officially open it with two options. The first …

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Vietnam mafia ups role in ivory smuggling

Vietnamese authorities have seized more than 56 tons of ivory since 2009.

With 978 kilograms seized this year, Vietnam remains a hub for ivory smuggling, a report says. The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), a London-based NGO, has released a report titled “Exposing the Hydra: The growing role of Vietnamese syndicates in ivory trafficking.” Most of the ivory seized by Vietnamese authorities originate in …

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Living in small alleys? HCMC buses may still pick you up

A public bus is stuck in traffic in Ho Chi Minh City.

HCMC’s Center for Traffic Management has recommended that the city operate mini buses for last-mile transit into alleys and narrow roads. Ho Chi Minh City and indeed all Vietnamese urban areas are riddled with extremely small streets that regular city buses cannot enter, said the center under the city’s transport …

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