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My Son tower complex falling into disrepair

My Son tower complex falling into disrepair

QUANG NAM (VNS) — Fifteen years after it was recognised as a World Hertiage site by UNESCO, the My Son Sanctuary continues to languish at the mercy of the elements, and a breakthrough solution to preserve its structures still eludes authorities. The rainy season is the worst time for local …

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Vietnam transport minister asks to regularize Uber

Vietnamese Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang on Tuesday tasked a ministry unit with conducting studies to regularize Uber operations in Vietnam, shortly after his deputy asserted that the ridesharing app is illegal.

Vietnamese Minister of Transport Dinh La Thang on Tuesday tasked a ministry unit with conducting studies to regularize Uber operations in Vietnam, shortly after his deputy asserted that the ridesharing app is illegal. Minister Thang asked the ministry’s transport agency to add regulations to make Uber a legal service in …

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Vietnam targets 6.2% GDP growth in 2015: Premier

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung revealed Vietnam’s target of 6.2-percent GDP growth for 2014 at the Vietnam Business Forum 2014, a dialogue channel between the Government and the business community in Vietnam, on Tuesday.

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung revealed Vietnam’s target of 6.2-percent GDP growth for 2014 at the Vietnam Business Forum 2014, a dialogue channel between the Government and the business community in Vietnam, on Tuesday. The Vietnamese government leader also said Vietnam is striving to keep inflation rate at 5 percent …

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Viet Nam win three gold medals

Vietnamese athletes pose with their men's team table tennis gold medal at the ASEAN School Games in the Philippines.

HA NOI — Viet Nam won three gold medals on the second day of the Sixth ASEAN Schools Games (ASG) in Marikina City, Metro Manila in the Philippines. The quartet of Le Van Duc, Nguyen Trung Kien, Vu Manh Duy and Le Dinh Duc yesterday defeated their Malaysian rivals to …

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Red tape prevents release of smuggled rare animals

A total of 120.5kg of smuggled pangolins, snakes and soft-shelled turtles, rescued from smugglers in the central Quang Tri Province, are being kept in a warehouse in the Lao Bao Border Gates customs office.

QUANG TRI — Several rare mammals and reptiles are facing death because of conflicting work mechanisms of the agencies responsible for releasing the animals into the environment. A total of 120.5kg of smuggled pangolins, snakes and soft-shelled turtles, rescued from smugglers in the central Quang Tri Province, are being kept …

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Ha Long Bay’s beauty seen through the lens

A view of the Ha Long Bay from the sky.

QUANG NINH (VNS) — Designated as a UNESCO world heritage site 20 years ago, Ha Long Bay is one of Viet Nam’s most popular tourist attractions. Official recognition was granted in 2000, and a year later, Ha Long Bay outranked 261 other landscapes around the globe to become one of …

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China remains Vietnam’s largest import market: data

Efforts to diversify import markets by the Vietnamese trade ministry and relevant associations have proven fruitless, at least in 2014, as the Southeast Asian country still gets most of its imports from China, according to the latest statistics.

Efforts to diversify import markets by the Vietnamese trade ministry and relevant associations have proven fruitless, at least in 2014, as the Southeast Asian country still gets most of its imports from China, according to the latest statistics. The Ministry of Industry and Trade and many industry associations have repeatedly …

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