Experts warn Hanoi is not ready for exclusive bus lanes

Hanoi's plan to have four more priority bus lanes next year is a hasty decision considering its poor infrastructure, experts say.

Vietnam, South Korea investigate emergency landing of plane in Saigon

A joint probe has been launched into the emergency landing of a South Korean plane with a damaged nose in HCMC last Thursday.

Lawmakers oppose increase in annual overtime cap

Vietnamese lawmakers are opposed to a proposal that will increase the maximum allowed overtime from 300 to 400 hours per year.

Saigon real estate firm scammed over $107 million from customers: police

A Saigon property firm is suspected of swindling VND2.5 trillion ($107 million) from 6,700 people, tricking them into investing in ghost projects.

Cyclo drivers fleece Filipino tourists in Saigon

Two cyclo drivers have been detained for overcharging and attempting to rob two Filipino women in HCMC.

Saigon university among world’s top 500 producing most employable graduates

Vietnam National University-HCMC is the only one in the country included in the world’s top 500 Graduate Employability Rankings this year.

Water levels at record low in Vietnam's biggest hydropower dam

Reservoirs of Vietnam's biggest hydropower project, built on the Da River, have seen their water levels drop to the lowest ever.

First 5G network broadcasts in Vietnam

Telecom giant Viettel broadcast its first 5G network Saturday from its network of 5G base stations in Ho Chi Minh City.

South Korean firm to invest $700 mln towards cashless payment in Vietnam

Financial solutions firm Alliex will invest over $700 million to build shared Point of Sales (POS) across Vietnam.

Tourism firms yet to tap into solo travel trend

Vietnamese tourism firms need to use technology well and cater to the global trend of solo travel, industry insiders say.

Domestic private sector collects pittance from global supply chain: PM

Vietnam’s domestic private sector will be “collecting change” from the global value chain without quality and productivity breakthroughs, PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc says.

Lenders warm to Vietnamese credits

Vietnamese borrowers are taking advantage of improved sentiment and abundant liquidity in the offshore loan markets, following positive sovereign rating news earlier this year.

The tangled matrix that is Mekong Delta’s first heritage tree

A 150-year-old banyan tree in Can Tho City with scores of entangled aerial roots has a matrix-like appearance.

Kong: Skull Island film set to be removed from world heritage site

A set made for Hollywood blockbuster Kong: Skull Island is being dismantled in the Trang An limestone complex in northern Vietnam.

The tangled matrix that is Mekong Delta’s first heritage tree

A 150-year-old banyan tree in Can Tho City with scores of entangled aerial roots has a matrix-like appearance.

More Vietnam-Jakarta direct flights will boost bilateral tourism: Indonesia

The Indonesian government is encouraging more direct flights connecting Vietnam’s major cities with its capital Jakarta to strengthen connectivity.

Vietnamese lensman's shot wins first prize in international Nature Conservancy contest

A photo taken by Le Van Vinh of a fisherman casting fishing nets in central Vietnam has won first prize in The Nature Conservancy's people-in-nature category.

Vietnam Airlines to fly non-stop to Bali, Phuket

Two direct flights of Vietnam Airlines connecting Ho Chi Minh City with Thailand’s Phuket and Indonesia’s Bali will make their debut on October 27.

50 years on, American GI, Vietnamese girlfriend pick up the threads

Their future might be uncertain, but for a U.S. veteran and his Vietnamese girlfriend, rekindling their 50-year-old romance is enough, for now.

Vietnam’s social mores make it more difficult to fight domestic violence

A major problem with fighting domestic violence in Vietnam is that it’s not seen as a major problem.   

Four Vietnam photos among 50 shortlisted for AGORA award

Four of the 50 photos selected from thousands of submissions for the AGORA Awards final round were taken in different parts of Vietnam.

Vietnam Mountain Marathon features 4,000 athletes

The Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2019 is gathering 4,000 athletes in northern highlands town Sa Pa from September 20 to 22.

World Cup qualifiers: Vietnam-Malaysia match tickets sold out

20,000 tickets for the World Cup qualification game between Vietnam and Malaysia in Hanoi next month have been sold out.

Vietnam Mountain Marathon features 4,000 athletes

The Vietnam Mountain Marathon 2019 is gathering 4,000 athletes in northern highlands town Sa Pa from September 20 to 22.

Hanoi FC script history with fifth V. League 1 title

Hanoi FC defended the V. League 1 title successfully after beating Song Lam Nghe An (SLNA) 1-0 on Thursday.

1,000 cyclists to compete in Vietnam's only recognized international race

Nearly 1,000 local and international cyclists have registered for the Coupe De Hue race on September 21-22 in Vietnam's former imperial capital Hue.

Vietnam drop two places to 99th in FIFA ranking

Vietnam's draw against Thailand in the recent World Cup qualifier cost them a FIFA ranking point and pushed them down two places to 99th.
 
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