Da Nang braces for 20% jump in tourists

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VietNam News English 4 hour(s) ago

The number of tourists to Da Nang are rising 15-20 per cent for the upcoming holidays, compared with the same period last year, according to Tran Chi Cuong, deputy director of the city's Culture, Sports and Tourism Department.

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FDI increases in HCMC

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SaiGon GP English 1 hour(s) ago

FDI increases in HCMC

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) reached US$765.4 million in the first four months this year, an increase of 120 percent over the same period last year, said Thai Van Re, director of the Department of Planning and Investment in HCMC.

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Readers discuss the risks of Viet Nam's thirst for beer

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VietNam News English 4 hour(s) ago

Viet Nam consumed an average of three billion litres of beer last year, making the nation Southeast Asia's beer champion. The country has been ranked third in Asia and twenty fifth in the world. Its consumption has now reached more than three billion litres a year. Readers discuss the pros and cons of drinking.

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Dong Nai coffee exports increase

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VietNam News English 5 hour(s) ago

Dong Nai coffee exports increase

Dong Nai's southern province chiefly exported 100,000 tonnes of coffee to the US, Germany and other European countries, during Jan-April 2014, doubling last year's figures, noted the provincial statistics office.

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High fees valid protection for world's biggest cave

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VietnamNet English 2 hour(s) ago

High fees valid protection for world's biggest cave

VietNamNet Bridge –Last week Viet Nam News asked readers whether they had any plans to explore the world's largest cave, Son Doong, in central Quang Binh Province, and for suggestions on how to balance exploration with preservation. The cave, located in central Quang Binh Province, was first discovered in 1991, but was not fully explored until 2009 when a team from the British Cave Research Association made a trip. Limited numbers of tourists can visit the caves, but only after...

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Benfica and Sevilla secure Europa League wins

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Benfica and Sevilla secure Europa League wins

A stunning late goal from Benfica's Lima left Juventus's hopes of reaching a home Europa League final hanging in the balance after a 2-1 first-leg defeat, while Sevilla won 2-0 against Valencia in Thursday's all-Spanish last-four clash.

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Risk seen of hailstorms and whirlwinds in Southern Vietnam

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VietnamNet English 19 hour(s) ago

Risk seen of hailstorms and whirlwinds in Southern Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Whirlwinds and hailstorms may occur in the southern provinces and the Central Highlands in the last days of April and early May, says the Central Hydro-meteorological Forecast Center.

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Foreign trade in Cambodia, Laos soars

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VietnamPlus English 21 hour(s) ago

Cambodia’s trade volume with foreign countries has climbed 15 percent in the first quarter of 2014, despite the internal conflict between the ruling and opposition parties over last July’s election results remaining unsolved.

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S Korea ferry engineer says no technical problems

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Báo Đầu Tư English 22 hour(s) ago

S Korea ferry engineer says no technical problems

The senior engineer on the South Korean ferry that sank last week said Thursday he was unaware of any problems with the ship's engine or ballast when it ran into trouble.

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Vietnam metro rail project under scanner over $339mn cost overrun

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Vietnam metro rail project under scanner over $339mn cost overrun

A metro rail project in Hanoi has come under scrutiny after its Chinese contractor reported last year that construction would probably cost over 61 percent higher than initially estimated.

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Overseas Vietnamese may have more time to retain nationality

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Overseas Vietnamese may have more time to retain nationality

An overseas Vietnamese family arrived at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City last January to celebrate Tet (Lunar New Year). Only 6,000 out of 4.5 million overseas Vietnamese have registered for Vietnamese passports so far. Photo: Thoi bao Kinh te Saigon Online

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Cargo handled through Da Nang Port increases

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SaiGon GP English 1 day(s) ago 1 related news

The Da Nang Port in central Da Nang city handled about 1.3 million tonnes of cargo, including 47,000 TEU on container ships, in the first quarter of this year, a 37.6 percent rise compared with the same period last year, a local newspaper reported.

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Dong Nai: Coffee export volume increases twofold

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VOV News English 1 day(s) ago 2 related news

Dong Nai: Coffee export volume increases twofold

(VOV) -The southern province of Dong Nai has exported 100,000 tonnes of coffee in the first four months of the year, a two-fold increase compared to the same period last year, according to the provincial statistics office.

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Poverty rate drops to new low of 7.8 percent

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VietnamPlus English 1 day(s) ago 2 related news

The rate of poor households has dropped from 22 percent in 2005 to 7.8 percent last year, reports the Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.

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US-based Vietnamese student hypnotizes netizens with piano covers

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 day(s) ago

US-based Vietnamese student hypnotizes netizens with piano covers

With more than 80,000 subscribers on YouTube and over 90,000 followers on Facebook, 22-year-old An Coong has become a sensation on the Internet with her sweet piano covers of Vietnamese pop songs since the middle of last year.

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