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Public awareness of fire prevention plays key role

A fire occurred in a wood furniture shop on De La Thanh Street in Hanoi on Wednesday and spread to other adjacent houses. The capital city saw more than 600 fires so far this year.

The capital city of Hanoi recorded 638 cases of fire over the past nine months, with more than half of them occurring at residents’ private houses, according to the latest report from the Ha Noi Police’s Department of Fire Prevention and Control. Most of the fire incidents—over 61 per cent—were …

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Aber ride-hailing service hits the road in Hanoi

A driver registers to work with Aber.

Aber, the second Vietnamese ride-hailing service, launched its Hanoi operations Friday, four months after making its HCMC debut. The ride-hailing market has seen new entrants after Uber’s departure, including Vietnamese firm FastGo, GoViet – a subsidiary of Indonesia’s Go-Jek, and the latest Aber. Aber estimates it will attract 5,000 taxi …

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Hanoi to conduct 2019 census

Residents live in narrow houses in Hanoi’s old quarter.Residents live in narrow houses in Hanoi’s old quarter.

The Ha Noi People’s Committee will conduct the 2019 cencus of all Vietnamese living in the capital city starting on the morning of April 1 next year. The census aims to analyse and forecast population and housing development in the city and supply data for the national census. The census …

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Vietnam ideal for Asia first-timers

A bowl of bun oc (snail noodle soup), a favourite Hanoi dish

Vietnam and Hong Kong are places where travellers should get their first Asia experience, Canadian travel news site Mapped said. Hong Kong offered a more modern experience while Vietnam provided a more true and authentic taste of the Asian lifestyle, it said. Food lovers should visit Hanoi’s Dong Xuan Market, …

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At 85, a Hanoi law student cycles 3 kilometers to school

Linh walks his bike into the house.

Every morning, Cao Nhat Linh gets ready for class at the Dong Do University in Hanoi, a 35-minute bicycle ride away. He changes his clothes, wears his sandals, picks up his bag and leaves his house in the capital city’s Bac Tu Liem District. It takes Linh 35 minutes to …

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Hanoi plans second sports complex for SEA Games 2021

The Hang Day stadium is shown in this artist impression acquired

Hanoi plans to upgrade the Hang Day stadium into an international sports complex for the SEA Games 2021. Capital city authorities have outlined this plan in a recent report to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, saying the upgrade is required because the condition of Hang Day stadium on Trinh Hoai …

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Hanoi vows to cut number of private vehicles to ease pollution

Hanoi plans to cut number of private vehicles to ease pollution

Environmental experts say 70 percent of the volume of exhaust gas emitted into the environment comes from transport vehicles. The reports of the Institute for Occupational and Environmental Health show the relation between air quality and health, and the impact of air pollution on people, especially those who live near …

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Old Hanoi exhibited around Old Quarter

Hang Than, one of streets in the Old Quarter in the early 19th century.

A collection of documents and photographs of Hanoi from the 19th century to the middle of the 20th century will be exhibited in the capital this month. Themed “Nostalgia for Hanoi Streets”, the exhibition will take place at the pedestrian mall around the Old Quarter from October 5 to 7 …

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Hanoi plans to revive Kim Nguu River

A sewer discharge household wastewater into Kim Nguu River.

A plan to revive the Kim Nguu River which is one of the worst polluted in Hanoi has attracted lots of attention from the public. Under a request from the Vietnam Association for Urban Planning and Development, the consultancy agency R&D Planners Company has just proposed a plan to improve …

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