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Unbelievable beauty of cherry blossoms in Hanoi (photos)

A foreigner poses with pinkish "hoa dao" (cherry blossoms) at 23-9 Park in downtown Ho Chi Minh City.

Astonishing “hoa dao” (Cherry blossoms,) one of Vietnam’s commonest floral adornments during Tet (Lunar New Year,) have bewitched natives and tourists alike in Hanoi’s Old Quarter and Ho Chi Minh City’s downtown park. With Tet- the country’s largest traditional holiday- being only two days away, people have flocked to numerous …

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Seafood sector resumes work in Ca Mau

Thousands of seafood export workers come back to work today.

Nearly 9,000 workers in 11 frozen seafood export processing factories in the southernmost province of Ca Mau resumed work today after the Tet (Lunar New Year) vacation. Chairman of the provincial Seafood Processing Association Ly Van Thuan said that there are 33 frozen seafood processing factories with 27,000 workers in …

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Cashew crop sets record

Vietnamese cashew is currently exported to 50 countries

Viet Nam’s cashew industry exported more than US$2 million wolrth of the kernels in 2014 – for the first time. This made it the world’s top cashew exporter for the ninth straight year. The Vietnam Cashew Association (Vinacas) reported that roughly 306,000 tonnes of locally produced cashew kernels were shipped …

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Photo exhibition on ethnic groups invites entries

Photographers are invited to send photos featuring Viet Nam's ethnic groups for an exhibition to be held towards the end of March.

Photographers are invited to send photos featuring Viet Nam’s ethnic groups for an exhibition to be held towards the end of March. The exhibition will be held in the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism. Each competitor can send up to four 50 cm x 75cm photos of …

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Minh, Trang retain their ranks

Nguyen Tien Minh retains his world No 23 spot.

Viet Nam’s top badminton players Nguyen Tien Minh and Vu Thi Trang have retained their places in the world badminton rankings, the Badminton World Federation announced on Thursday. The Olympian Minh retains his world No 23 spot, while his girlfriend Trang is ranked 48th. Next month, they plan to participate …

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City expands wastewater treatment plant

The Binh Hung sewage treatment factory.

The HCM City Urban Civil Works Construction Investment Management Authority has started work on a package to improve HCM City’s urban and domestic sanitation by expanding the daily capacity of a large-scale Binh Hung sewage treatment facility from 141,000 to 469,000 cubic metres. The expanded capacity would be sufficient to …

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