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-- Japanese Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko on Saturday visited the Hue Royal Palace in the central Vietnamese province of Thua Thien- Hue before concluding their five-day state visit to the Southeast Asian country today, March 5.
-- The Maritime Rescue Coordination Center revealed on Saturday they had rescued three Indonesian fishermen who were afloat in their barge off the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh one day earlier.
-- On Saturday, lecturers, alumni and students from a pedagogical university in central Thua Thien- Hue Province paid a visit to a vessel under Brigade No.162, the Vietnam People's Navy's largest water-surface combat unit, and gifted more than 4,500 national flags to soldiers stationed in Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago.
-- Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Nguyen Duc Chung asserted at a Saturday conference that the city’s efforts to fight sidewalk occupancy have proven futile so far as up to 87 percent of pavement beer shops are covertly backed by local police officials.
-- A male Vietnamese tourist was found dead on Saturday afternoon in his mini tent erected halfway up a campers’ favorite mountain in Da Lat resort city, located in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong.
-- Despite shrinking room occupancy, particularly at one- and two-star hotels, and local authorities’ warnings, small hotels keep mushrooming in the central city of Da Nang over recent times.
-- Pham Xuan Hong, chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City Association of Garment, Textile, Embroidery and Knitting, has revealed the association is seeking approval from the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee on a project to establish a fashion design hub, expected to occupy nearly 30 hectares in District 9.
-- On Saturday night, more than 1,000 people gathered at a pedestrian street in downtown Hanoi for a concert featuring nearly 100 musicians from the London Symphony Orchestra.
-- Apart from already withered flowers, the five-day ‘Bulgarian rose festival and friends,’ which is running in Hanoi until Wednesday next week and advertised as the biggest rose festival ever organized outside of Bulgaria, has also been marred by complete chaos, with visitors elbowing themselves through milling crowds and many with tickets failing to get in.
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