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Old literature book displayed

Old literature book displayed

Around 70 famous works of Vietnamese literature are on show at Nha Nam Bookstore, 107B9 To Hieu Street, Cau Giay District. Titled Nhung Cuon Sach Vang Bong Mot Thoi (Once-Famed Books), the exhibition features noted works like Kep Tu Ben by Nguyen Cong Hoan, printed in Saturday Novel newspaper in …

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Bells ring across VN for holy night

Bells ring across VN for holy night

As chilly gusts of wind overwhelm the north of the country, people are preparing for the festive season. Lights appear on fake pine trees at offices, hotels and restaurants while Christmas melodies fill the air at cafes on every street corner. The largest-ever Christmas festive nights at Ha Noi’s West …

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Yen wins world gold in Chinese chess

Yen wins world gold in Chinese chess

HA NOI — Viet Nam won a gold medal at the xiangqi (Chinese chess) event at the World Mind Games in Beijing, China. Master Nguyen Hoang Yen triumphed in the women’s individuals category, followed by Tang Sinan of China and Jia Dan from the United States. Last year, Yen returned …

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Construction ministry backs switching to unbaked bricks

Thanh Phuc Construction Material Company produces unbaked bricks. The Government urges building projects to use unbaked bricks to protect the environment, improve building quality and reduce costs.

The Government is urging construction companies to use unbaked bricks in place of traditional bricks, the production of which cuts into agricultural land and pollutes the environment. Baking one billion bricks required 1.5 million cubic meters of land, according to Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Tran Nam, who said 22 …

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