What’s keeping Vietnamese people up at night? International

Life in Vietnam is inhibited by many daily concerns that range from a lack of food and traffic safety to environmental damage and rampant corruption that allows money to rule, a senior lawmaker has said. Dang Thuan Phong, vice chairman of the parliamentary Committee for Social Affairs, made the statement on Friday at a National […]

Landfill operator notorious for causing Saigon stench fined $66,000 International

By Huu Nguyen  &nbspJune 9, 2017 | 07:19 pm GMT+7 It seems local residents have kicked up enough of a stink for authorities to take action. Vietnam’s environment ministry has fined the operator of a major landfill site in Ho Chi Minh City more than VND1.5 billion ($66,100) for illegally discharging sewage. Vietnam Waste Solutions, […]

Helicopters to fly passengers from downtown Saigon to Tan Son Nhat airport International

A helicopter on the rooftop of Times Square Tower in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1. Photo courtesy by VNH South Beat chronic traffic congestion all the way to the airport, if you have the money. A local helicopter firm has completed the necessary procedures to launch passenger flights from downtown Ho Chi Minh City […]

Paragliding: The ultimate way to see northern Vietnam’s terraced rice fields International

Concert and Ballet: ‘Summer Harmony’ Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 08:00 pm, Thu 08 Jun 2017 Contemporary – Hiphop Dance: ‘In the Middle’ by Swaggers Youth Theater, 11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi 08:00 pm, Sun 11 Jun 2017 Lacquer Painting Exhibition: ‘Nature – Nostalgia’ Institut Français […]

Vietnamese in Qatar unaffected by diplomatic crisis: envoy International

Amid diplomatic tensions between Qatar and its neighbors, Vietnamese citizens living and working there are somewhat worried but their lives “remain stable,” the Vietnamese embassy has said. Ambassador Nguyen Hoang said the embassy has been active in keeping the community updated and has “urged local people to stay calm and closely watch the developments of […]

Colorful kites and music rock the sky in Hoi An International

Concert and Ballet: ‘Summer Harmony’ Hanoi Opera House, 1 Trang Tien, Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi 08:00 pm, Thu 08 Jun 2017 Contemporary – Hiphop Dance: ‘In the Middle’ by Swaggers Youth Theater, 11 Ngo Thi Nham, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi 08:00 pm, Sun 11 Jun 2017 Lacquer Painting Exhibition: ‘Nature – Nostalgia’ Institut Français […]

Transport minister wants rail link to connect Saigon with multibillion-dollar airport International

By Hoang Thuy  &nbspJune 9, 2017 | 11:14 am GMT+7 Passengers would be able to move between Tan Son Nhat and the upcoming Long Thanh Airport on a train. Vietnam’s transport minister has proposed building a rail line connecting the currently largest airport in Ho Chi Minh City to the upcoming one around 30 miles […]