Fireworks and light show from iconic building set to stun New Year crowds

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Fireworks and light show from iconic building set to stun New Year crowds

A 15-minute fireworks and laser light display from the Bitexco Financial Tower, the tallest building in Ho Chi Minh City, will ring in the New Year in the southern hub.

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PM gives nod to expansion of Vietnam’s sole operational refinery

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PM gives nod to expansion of Vietnam’s sole operational refinery

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has given the green light to the project to upgrade and expand Dung Quat Oil Refinery in central Vietnam, Vietnam’s sole operational refinery today.

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Excavation sheds light into VN history

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Excavation sheds light into VN history

VietNamNet Bridge – Experts highlight the necessity of preserving an ancient monument that represented a claim for Vietnamese independence.

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A million lights usher in holiday season

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A million lights usher in holiday season

(VOV) -Hundreds of festive merry makers have been gathering throughout the Hanoi metropolitan area to ring in the 2014 holiday season with traditional holiday tree lighting ceremonies.

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Vietnam ministry agrees to lower airfare ceiling by 15%

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Vietnam ministry agrees to lower airfare ceiling by 15%

The Ministry of Finance has given the green light to a proposal by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam (CAAV) to cut the ceiling of airfares for domestic services, the country’s aviation watchdog announced Friday.

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South Korea cancels planned border 'Christmas tree'

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South Korea cancels planned border 'Christmas tree'

The Christian Council of Korea (CCK) had intended to install the structure in a military-controlled border area and light it up on Dec 23, in a move certain to infuriate Pyongyang.

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Prostitution services most active in HCM City

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Prostitution services most active in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – The number of sex workers and “hotspots of prostitution” are on the rise, but the number of cases sent to trial is falling, according to information released at a conference reviewing 10 years of implementation of the ordinance on fighting prostitution in HCM City yesterday.

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HCM City: Numerous festive activities to welcome New Year 2015

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HCM City: Numerous festive activities to welcome New Year 2015

A series of festive activities will be held across Ho Chi Minh City from December 20 to welcome the New Year 2015, said Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Culture and Sports Le Ton Thanh at a press briefing on December 17.

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Vietnam gov’t official fined for chewing out cops after drunken crash

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Vietnam gov’t official fined for chewing out cops after drunken crash

Police in Hanoi have fined a central government official VND12.5 million (US$585) for insulting a traffic cop who attempted to cite him for drunkenly crashing into a motorbike.

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Reasons behind closure of creative hubs in Vietnam

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Reasons behind closure of creative hubs in Vietnam

Research by Vietnamese journalist Truong Uyen Ly has shed light on the reasons behind the closure of many creative hubs in both Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

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Village farmers embrace new cash crop

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As taro plants with their heart-shaped leaves quiver in the light breeze, not only do they lend that special beauty to the landscape, but also enrich the residents of the Tay Son Tay village in the Duy Hai commune.

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OP ED: Making healthy choices in an age of demolition

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OP ED: Making healthy choices in an age of demolition

The Saigon Tax Trade Center wasn't considered a particularly pretty building, but it served as a defining landmark for locals and tourists alike.

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Raising the bar for wood sector exports

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Raising the bar for wood sector exports

(VOV) - The forestry sector is considering bumping up the annual export target to US$12 billion by 2020 in light of an anticipated expansion of global trade to be ushered in by free trade in the offing.

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Plan to protect forests given green light

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Plan to protect forests given green light

The Prime Minister has approved a scheme to improve management of logging in natural forests for the 2014-2020 period, with the goal of increasing coverage to meet domestic demand for timber.

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Plan to protect forests given green light

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The Prime Minister has approved a scheme to improve management of logging in natural forests for the 2014-2020 period, with the goal of increasing coverage to meet domestic demand for timber.

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