Can Tho to display 100 village cakes at festival

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A festival to display over 100 traditional cakes made in the south and 50 other Vietnamese and foreign dishes will be celebrated from April 27 to May 1 in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Can Tho.

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Hai Van Pass is one of world's most scenic drives

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The Hai Van Pass has just named as one of the top 10 "great scenic drives around the world… that you've probably never heard of" by British newspaper .

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Da Nang to build stronger homes in disaster prone areas

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The central city has created a pilot programme to build stronger houses in disaster-affected areas in co-operation with domestic and foreign insurance companies.

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Hue festival to showcase village handicrafts

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Some 250 craftspeople from 38 traditional handicraft villages will take part in the 2015 Traditional Handicraft Festival Hue to take place from April 29 to May 3.

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Francophone rectors chart 4-year course

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Rector members of Francophone University Agency in the Asia-Pacific region (AUF) need to strengthen their interaction, cooperation and fully utilise their resources (for common development), said Bernard Cerquiglini, general director of AUF, at the organisation's biennial conference held in Ha Noi yesterday.

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Free entry to ocean festival in Nha Trang

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The Nha Trang Institute of Oceanography in the south central province of Khanh Hoa has announced free entry from July 11 to 14 so that visitors can visit the ocean festival.

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Ben En, home to many rare species

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Ben En, home to many rare species

We arrived at Ben En National Park, one of the most relaxing parks in north Viet Nam, early this month to join a reforestation programme with people in Thanh Hoa's Nhu Thanh District.

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Sitting tug-of-war is a national heritage

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Sitting tug-of-war is a national heritage

An unusual game, the sitting tug-of-war, has been listed as a National Intangible Heritage by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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Teacher-student liaison not okay

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Last week Viet Nam News asked readers how they think of a policy recently announced by the HCM City-based Vietnamese American Vocational Training College (VATC) forbidding its lecturers from being involved in romantic relations with its students. We also asked if they think it's a measure to improve fairness and transparency or it's a violation of individual freedoms and how teacher-student romance are viewed in their countries.

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New bridge links Mekong provinces

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The Co Chien Bridge between the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta provinces of Tra Vinh and Ben Tre was completed on Wednesday after two years of construction. The four-lane bridge is 1.6km long and 16m wide and cost more than VND2.3 trillion (US$103 billion).

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CPI rises slightly in major cities

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CPI rises slightly in major cities

The consumer price indices (CPIs) increased modestly in the country's two largest cities in April, according to the statistics departments in Ha Noi and HCM City.

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Trade deficit $3.1b as imports increase 18.9%

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Trade deficit $3.1b as imports increase 18.9%

The country's total export and import turnover reached US$88.4 billion by April 15, a year-on-year increase of 13.9 per cent, according to the General Department of Viet Nam Customs.

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VN railways sector opens up

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VN railways sector opens up

A logistics centre and container depot at Ha Noi's Yen Vien station, planned to be built in the second quarter, is set to become the first private investment in the railways in Viet Nam.

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Bac Ninh lacks worker housing

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Bac Ninh lacks worker housing

More than 50 per cent of workers in the northern province of Bac Ninh aren't from Bac Ninh; they migrated from other places to fill the labour demand, said a provincial labour report.

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‘Cement should be top export'

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‘Cement should be top export'

Viet Nam should have a long-term strategy to make cement a large-scale and high-value export product to give a boost to the country's export revenue, said Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Tran Nam.

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