Hanoi at risk of losing Japanese funding if roadworks don’t start by end of July: mayor International

The mayor of Hanoi has sought to defend a controversial plan to axe 1,300 African mahogany trees along Pham Van Dong Street at a meeting between a parliamentary delegation and constituents in Hoan Kiem District. “The expansion of the road aims to prevent traffic congestion,” Nguyen Duc Chung, the chairman of the Hanoi’s People’s Commitee, was […]

New York ‘middleman’ pleads guilty in bribery scheme tied to Hanoi skyscraper International

A New York fashion designer who has called himself the “curator of cool” pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges stemming from a bribery case that involves a brother and nephew of former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. Self-described arts and fashion consultant and blogger Malcolm Harris, 53, entered his plea to money laundering and wire […]

Hanoi plans to send old motorbikes to the scrap yard from early 2018 International

Hanoi’s Department of Transport wants to take old motorbikes off the capital’s streets and plans to submit the proposal to the city’s council, according to Vu Van Vien, the department’s director. If approved, the capital will start reviewing the over 5 million motorbikes circulating its roads this year and categorize them by age. The city […]

Hanoi’s high-profile land dispute comes under scrutiny after immunity pledge International

Police in Hanoi on Tuesday launched a criminal probe into a high-profile land dispute that rocked Vietnam in April and epitomized tensions over land-use rights in the country. The investigation will focus on what authorities call the illegal detention of 38 officials, many of them police officers, and deliberate vandalism committed by disgruntled villagers after […]

Hanoi hostage-takers investigated over high-profile land dispute despite immunity pledge International

Police in Hanoi on Tuesday launched a criminal probe into a high-profile land dispute that rocked the country in April and epitomized tensions over land-use rights in the country. The investigation will focus on what authorities call the illegal detention of 38 officials, many of them police officers, and deliberate vandalism committed by disgruntled villagers […]

Broken promise? Hanoi hostage-takers investigated over high-profile land dispute despite immunity pledge International

Police in Hanoi on Tuesday launched a criminal probe into a high-profile land dispute that rocked the country in April and epitomized the tensions that surround land use rights in the country. The investigation will focus on what authorities call the illegal detention of 38 officials, many of them police officers, and deliberate vandalism committed […]

Broken promise? Hanoi hostage-takers investigated over high-profile land dispute despite immunity pledge International

Police in Hanoi on Tuesday launched a criminal probe into a high-profile land dispute that rocked the country in April and epitomized the tensions that surround land use rights in the country. The investigation will focus on what authorities call the illegal detention of 38 officials, many of them police officers, and deliberate vandalism committed […]

Korean railway contractor rebuked after steel bar topples from Hanoi station International

By VnExpress  &nbspJune 13, 2017 | 03:55 pm GMT+7 Land clearance for the Nhon-Hanoi station railway project remains unfinished. Photo by VnExpress/Ba Do Nobody was injured and no damage was caused by the four meter pipe. The main contractor in charge of a new elevated railway being built in Hanoi has received […]