Law to ease real estate restrictions

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Law to ease real estate restrictions

Most National Assembly members yesterday agreed that the amended Housing Law should allow more foreigners to be eligible to buy or own houses in Viet Nam.

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Artist restores traditional values through paper

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VietNam News English 14 hour(s) ago

Artist restores traditional values through paper

Artist Phan Hai Bang, who created a very special type of paper called truc chi, is now working with his team to bring back what he calls "old values" in a really big way.

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Vingroup to build tallest building in Viet Nam

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VietNam News English 15 hour(s) ago

Vingroup is planning to construct the tallest building in Viet Nam that will serve as a landmark along Sai Gon River in HCM City, a company representative revealed in October.

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Thanh Hoa preps for tourism year

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Thanh Hoa preps for tourism year

The north-central province of Thanh Hoa will upgrade transportation infrastructure and accommodations in preparation for hosting next year's national tourism year, heard a conference yesterday in HCM City.

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Farmers reap benefits from innovations

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Farmers reap benefits from innovations

New agricultural seedlings as well as machinery and technologies developed by institutes, universities, enterprises and farmers over the past years have helped Vietnamese farmers reduce production costs, but more needs to be done, heard a seminar held in HCM City this week.

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London orchestra to perform in HCM City

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VietNam News English 1 day(s) ago

London orchestra to perform in HCM City

The Toyota Classics Concert 2014 will take place at the HCM City Opera House on November 18.

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First Ebola case hits New York: report

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

A doctor who recently returned to New York from treating Ebola patients in Guinea has tested positive for the deadly virus, US news reports said.

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Can clothes really make the man?

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

Last week, Viet Nam News asked its readers for whether they believe the phrase bo ao khong lam nen thay tu, or "Clothes do not make the man," is true in Viet Nam and in their countries, given that many Vietnamese people rushed to buy the latest iPhone, even though some of them don't know how to use it. We also asked if such people suffer from commodity fetishism, which, it is argued, comes from a lack of confidence.

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Ministries offers vocational training

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

The Ministry of Education and Training and Viet Nam Labour Union are working to set up an education and vocational training programmes from 2014 to 2020. Working skills and the knowledge on laws will be highlighted. Labourers, particularly young workers, will be encouraged to join the programmes.

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Workers need health insurance

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

The latest draft law on occupational safety and health will cover labourers without contracts due to their vulnerability and lack of support.

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Empowering disabled people

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

Empowering disabled people

National Assembly deputies yesterday listened to reports on Viet Nam's preparation for the ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

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Miners put lives, homes in danger

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

Many families in the northern mountainous province of Son La are living in fear as big stones from blasting hits their homes and covers them with dust.

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VN sees $1.4b trade surplus with Australia

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

Viet Nam experienced a trade surplus of about US$1.4 billion in the past nine months with Australia, thereby making it Viet Nam's largest export market in the Oceania region.

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Tra sector asks for more support

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

The Viet Nam Tra Fish Association has asked the Government to continue its export credit assistance policy and loosen up lending regulations to help the tra fish industry overcome difficulties.

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Industrial production climbs in October

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

The country's index of industrial production (IIP) in October rose by 4.6 per cent against last month, the General Statistics Office (GSO) estimated.

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