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Environment essential for growth: PM

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung (M) attends the official opening ceremony of the 13th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment that opened yesterday in Ha Noi.

Environmental protection is actually the core of sustainable development in Viet Nam and all over the world. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung made the statement at the official opening ceremony of the 13th ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Environment (AMME) that opened yesterday in Ha Noi. However, developing the economy while …

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VN crew greeted in S Africa

Warm welcome: Ambassador of Viet Nam to South Africa Le Huy Hoang visits the Da Nang-Viet Nam team during their stopover in Cape Town.

The crew of the Da Nang-Viet Nam clipper docked in Cape Town, South Africa to a mid-journey greeting from the Ambassador of Viet Nam to South Africa. The team is part of the renowned global Clipper Race whose fleet stopped in the coastal city for a layover till the Saturday …

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Chong is VPF’s new general director

Cao Van Chong is the new VPF general director.

Cao Van Chong has been promoted as the general director of the Viet Nam Professional Football Company (VPF), which manages national V.League 1, V.League 2 and the National Cup tournaments. Chong, 36, is general director of the Binh Duong Sports Joint Stock Company that manages V.League 1 champion Becamex Binh …

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PM approves plan for $3.6m carbon market

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a project worth US$3.6 million to help Viet Nam to build its own carbon market following an application from the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Created under the Kyoto Protocol, the carbon market enables the trading of carbon emission allowances between developed countries, which have higher levels of greenhouse gas emissions than permitted, and developing countries, which have lower levels than permitted. The ostensible purpose of this initiative is to encourage countries and companies to …

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Travellers take tours to sites from famous film

Work of art: At Vung Ro Port, you will get a close look at the local fishing village with ships and fish-raising rafts, which weave a vivid, colourful painting on the sea.

Tour groups in central Viet Nam take tourists on journeys inspired by the best-selling movie I See Yellow Flowers Upon the Green Grass. Thien Huong reports. Some travel agencies in Ho Chi Minh City and the central province of Phu Yen have launched a tour based on the title of …

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Bleak future for Miura as coach of Vietnam football team

Vietnam's Coach Toshiya Miura (L) seen during the World Cup qualifying match against Thailand on October 13, 2015.

A 0-3 loss to Thailand at a recent World Cup qualifying match has prompted many experts to call for the Vietnam national football team to part ways with its Japanese coach Toshiya Miura. The topic heated a recent meeting of the Vietnam Football Federation (VFF) where Deputy Chairman Doan Nguyen …

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Vietnam among the 20 best countries to visit: survey

Terraced rice paddy fields are seen during the harvest season in Hoang Su Phi, north of Hanoi, September 17, 2015.

Vietnam has been voted as one of the 20 best countries in the world to visit, according to a survey released recently by travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler (CNT). The Southeast Asian country is the 12th destination that travelers want to visit, the results of CNT’s annual Readers’ Choice Awards …

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