2nd Ao Dai Festival to take place in March

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2nd Ao Dai Festival to take place in March

The 2nd Ao Dai Festival will be held at Dam Sen Cultural Park in Ho Chi Minh City on March 7-8, themed “Ho Chi Minh City-the city of Ao Dai”, aiming to honor the traditional Vietnamese dresses during different periods of time and popularize Vietnamese traditional custom Ao Dai to local and foreign visitors.

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Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival 2015 opens

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Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival 2015 opens

Department of Dak Lak Culture, Sports and Tourism opened an exhibition themed “Historical periods and Vietnam’s sovereignty” at the provincial museum in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak yesterday, aiming to highlight the 110th anniversary of the Buon Ma Thuot establishment and development, 100 years for planting and developing coffee tree in Dak Lak and the 40th anniversary of Dak Lak liberation day (March 10, 1975- 2015).

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Rice exports see difficulties due to oversupply

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Rice exports see difficulties due to oversupply

The Vietnam Food Association (VFA) on March 24 said that rice exports would continue facing difficulties because of surplus supply sources in rice export nations and Thailand’s boosted measures to clear their stocks, causing a competition in rice prices in the world.

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Buon Ma Thuot coffee exchange makes debut

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Buon Ma Thuot coffee exchange makes debut

The Buon Ma Thuot Coffee and Commodity Exchange Joint Stock Company (BCCE) with its initial charter capital of VND75.5 billion started operation on March 10 on the occasion of the on-going Buon Ma Thuot Coffee Festival.

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5,000 blood units to be collected for saving patients

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5,000 blood units to be collected for saving patients

At the eighth voluntary blood donation in Hanoi yesterday, the organization board hoped to collect around 5,000 blood units (1 unit =250ml) to save patients.

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State firm to issue US$3.7 billion of special bonds

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The State Bank Governor gave the Vietnam Asset Management Company (VAMC) the green light to issue up to VND80 trillion (US$3.7 billion) worth of special bonds in 2015.

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Flight time changed due to bad weather

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Flight time changed due to bad weather

Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific has changed flight schedule to domestic flights due to drizzle and frog in Hai Phong’s Cat Bi Airport on February 27.

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Viet Nam and Laos target huge increase in 2015 trade turnover

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Viet Nam and Laos target huge increase in 2015 trade turnover

President Truong Tan Sang met with Lao Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong yesterday and reached agreement on efforts to raise bilateral trade turnover to US$2 billion in 2015, up 40 per cent over the previous year.

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Skilled doctors lack incentives to work in poor, remote localities

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A shortage of medical equipment, poor facilities and low payment are the barriers preventing doctors, especially those with skills, from working in disadvantaged areas.

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Low Vietnamese rice export in Q1

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Low Vietnamese rice export in Q1

Vietnam shipped 536,570 tonnes of rice worth US$ 236 million abroad during the first quarter of this year, marking the lowest Q1 figures since 2009, announced Huynh The Nang, Deputy Chairman of the Vietnam Food Association (VFA).

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HCM City to launch call centre to renew driving licences

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HCM City to launch call centre to renew driving licences

Ho Chi Minh City will allow drivers to make appointments to renew their licences by calling a new phone centre on 1081, starting from March 9.

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Three movies win top prizes at Golden Kite Awards 2014

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Three movies win top prizes at Golden Kite Awards 2014

Three movies won the Silver Kit Prizes at the 2014 Golden Kite Awards, the annual Vietnamese film awards organized by the Vietnam Cinematography Association took place in Ho Chi Minh City on the evening of March 12.
Winners of the 2014 Golden Kite Award

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Vaccine in short again

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Vaccine in short again

Parents were worried as there was a shortage of many kinds of vaccines especially five in one vaccine and six in one vaccine that they have to pay for in medical clinics in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

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Power price increases still dissatisfy EVN

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Power price increases still dissatisfy EVN

Because of 7.5 percent increase in electricity prices from March 16 Vietnam Electricity (EVN)’s profit is expected to hike VND1.5 trillion (US$70.19 million), accounting for about 1 percent of equity, however it is too low in comparison with the annual average level of 3 percent, said the group’s deputy director general Dinh Quang Tri on Thursday.

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Canadian wins Viet Nam's first terrain cycling tournament

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Canadian Cory Wallace won a gold medal at the first international terrain cycling tournament on Sunday.

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