Dap Han – a world of rocks and wild flowers

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Dap Han – a world of rocks and wild flowers

Phu Yen is endowed with a lot of primitive landscapes and Ha Dam is one of the must-see destinations for tourists, especially those wishing to explore the beauty of nature.

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The rise of budget fashion brands

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The rise of budget fashion brands

Over the years people, especially the rich, have had great preferences for expensive foreign design fashion items. But it seems this market trend has been superseded by local budget fashion brands that are more trendy but much cheaper.

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WB confirms no loans for Asiad facilities

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HANOI - The World Bank (WB) on April 7 snubbed the possibility of providing loans for Vietnam to build a stadium or other sports facilities for Asiad 18 and also predicted that the Government would not ask for credit for this purpose.

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America’s The Amigos to show up at Hue Festival

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America’s The Amigos to show up at Hue Festival

The acclaimed American band The Amigos will present a free concert and join some outreach events for the disadvantaged from April 12 to 14 during Hue Festival 2014.

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Mekong River nations urged to drop 11 hydropower projects

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Mekong River nations urged to drop 11 hydropower projects

HCMC – The Save the Mekong Coalition has written to the government leaders of the nations in the Mekong River basin to cancel 11 hydropower projects in the Lower Mekong mainstream, saying the dams could impact on the environment, natural recourses, aquatic life and ecological balance of the basin.

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Q1 revenue from software outsourcing grows strongly

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HCMC - Software outsourcing companies recorded high revenue growth in the first quarter of this year versus last year’s same period and expected to maintain this momentum in the coming months based on the contracts they have won for the entire year.

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Kyo York releases MV in commemoration of Trinh Cong Son

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Kyo York releases MV in commemoration of Trinh Cong Son

American singer Kyo York has released a music video called Ha Trang (white autumn), a well-known song by the late music composer Trinh Cong Son, on Youtube in commemoration of Son’s upcoming death anniversary.

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Vietnam caught in middle-income trap – Japan expert

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HANOI - Japanese expert Kenichi Ohno on April 15 reiterated his view that Vietnam has been caught in a middle-income trap though other specialists have objected to his statement recently.

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Thaco overtakes Toyota Vietnam as biggest sales achiever

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Thaco overtakes Toyota Vietnam as biggest sales achiever

HCMC - Local auto maker and assembler Truong Hai Auto Corporation (Thaco) has once again overtaken the long-time market leader Toyota Vietnam as the biggest sales achiever in the country.

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Vietnam world’s ninth biggest recipient of remittances

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Vietnam world’s ninth biggest recipient of remittances

HCMC - Vietnam came in ninth among the countries that received the most remittances last year, according to a migration and development brief recently announced by the World Bank (WB).

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Vietnam wins 800,000-ton rice export contract

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Vietnam wins 800,000-ton rice export contract

HCMC - Vietnam has won an international tender to export 800,000 tons of rice to the Philippines, said Nguyen Hung Linh, chairman of the Vietnam Food Association (VFA).

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Auto sales bounce back strongly

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Auto sales bounce back strongly

HCMC - Domestic auto sales picked up strongly in March after a decline in the previous month due to the week-long traditional Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, prompting the Vietnam Automobile Manufacturers’ Association (VAMA) to revise up its forecast for auto sales this year.

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HCMC has new deputy Party secretary

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HCMC has new deputy Party secretary

HCMC - To Huy Rua, member of the Politburo and head of the Party Central Committee’s Personnel Commission, on April 15 announced the Politburo’s decision to pick Vo Van Thuong as deputy secretary of the HCMC Party Committee in the 2010-2015 term replacing Nguyen Van Dua, who retired on April 1.

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Rising input costs pull shrimp prices down in delta

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Rising input costs pull shrimp prices down in delta

CAN THO – Unprocessed shrimp prices in the Mekong Delta region have fallen this month as processors have pushed them down to compensate for their own higher costs.

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Long Thanh airport project to go before Gov’t, NA soon

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Long Thanh airport project to go before Gov’t, NA soon

HCMC - The big-ticket Long Thanh international airport project has won approval of an evaluation council to go before the Government and the National Assembly (NA) although there are a number of issues needing clarifying.

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