US$96.2 million spent to help poor in HCMC celebrate New Year

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SaiGon GP English 3 day(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City spent nearly VND2 trillion (US$96.2 million), an increase of 25 percent compared to last year, to donate gifts to the poor and organize traditional festivals in the city during the lunar New Year ( or Tet) festival.

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Social News 27/2

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VietnamNet English 6 day(s) ago

Hanoi: Waste treatment plants to be operational in 2015

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Central provinces launch tree-planting festival

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Central provinces launch tree-planting festival

The Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union Central Committee (HCYUC) launched a tree-planting festival at the Truong Bon historical relic site in Do Luong district, the central province of Nghe An, on February 26 with thousands of locals in attendance.

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Ly Son Island attracts record number of tourists

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VietNam News English 7 day(s) ago

Ly Son Island in the central province of Quang Ngai saw more than 3,500 visitors during Tet (Lunar New Year), a record-high. Besides the Hoang Sa Bac Hai flotilla memorial and exhibition house, other popular destinations like Hang and Duc pagodas and Cau Cave attracted a large number of visitors.

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Parking lots raise prices over the holiday season

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VietNam News English 7 day(s) ago

Parking lots raise prices over the holiday season

During the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, parking lots at tourism and relic sites in Ha Noi dramatically hiked their parking fees by from three to five times the government regulated prices, leaving many visitors feeling cheated.

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Failing to stop firecrackers, local chairman and police chief suspended in northern Vietnam

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Failing to stop firecrackers, local chairman and police chief suspended in northern Vietnam

Quang Ninh Province on Tuesday suspended the highest official and the police chief of a local neighborhood after some of its residents were found setting off firecrackers illegally during the Lunar New Year Festival, or Tet.

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Pig-chopping goes ahead despite protests

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Pig-chopping goes ahead despite protests

Despite international and local criticism about animal cruelty, the annual Pig Slaughter Ceremony in Bac Ninh Province went ahead on February 24 with participants maintaining they want to keep traditional customs alive.

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State President launches tree-planting festival

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

State President launches tree-planting festival

State Presient Truong Tan Sang launched 2015’s tree-planting festival at Hung King temple in northern Phu Tho province, on February 24.

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Police on the alert at Huong Pagoda Festival

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

The capital city police is closely co-ordinating with local authorities to enforce law and order during the Huong (Perfume) Pagoda Festival which has officially been open.

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More than 82, 000 books sold at book street festival

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More than 82, 000 books sold at book street festival

After seven- days opening in Ham Nghi Street, District 1, Ho Chi Minh City, Book Street festival attracted thousands of domestic and foreign readers.

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Leaders laud nation's progress, historic victories in Tet visits

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Leaders laud nation's progress, historic victories in Tet visits

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid a Tet visit to the growing Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park in Ha Noi and participated in a tree-planting festival on Sunday.

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Leaders laud nation's progress, historic victories in Tet visits

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Leaders laud nation's progress, historic victories in Tet visits

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid a Tet visit to the growing Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park in Ha Noi and participated in a tree-planting festival on Sunday.

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Party chief visits Hanoi hi-tech park

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Party chief visits Hanoi hi-tech park

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong paid a Lunar New Year (Tet) visit to the growing Hoa Lac Hi-tech Park in Hanoi, including participating in a tree planting festival, on February 22.

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Social News in Brief

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

Three boys drown in Phu Yen pond

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Needy homes in Dak Nong lit up on Tet

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VietnamPlus English 1 week(s) ago

More than 17,000 poor, ethnic households across Dak Nong have their homes lit up greeting the Lunar New Year festival as the national grid eventually reached 43 rural communes in the Central Highlands province.

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