Vietnam province defends decision to license Chinese resort project in defense-sensitive location

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Vietnam province defends decision to license Chinese resort project in defense-sensitive location

The location where a Chinese-invested resort has been licensed to be built in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue poses no major national defense problems, the provincial administration said Thursday, defending its decision to green-light the controversial US$250 million project.

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Uber launch brings taxi drivers competition

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

Viet Nam News asked readers their comments on Uber taxi, which launched recently in Ha Noi and HCM City. With this smart-phone application, passengers can select a car, pickup location and the route is tracked via GPS. The fare is often lower than normal taxi companies.

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“Echoes” project returns to Hanoi

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VietnamNet English 3 day(s) ago

“Echoes” project returns to Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge - On November 22-23, the Echoes project will be running a series of unique audio walks in Hanoi. When you go on the walk, you’ll be hearing sounds, but this is no ordinary audio tour as the sounds change according to your location. This is made possible with location technologies – GPS – built into mobile devices.

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Sunken ship’s location found

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VietnamPlus English 6 day(s) ago 1 duplicate news 1 related news

The location of the Phuc Xuan 68 ship, which sank after colliding with another ship in waters off central Khanh Hoa province on Nov. 9, was finally found, announced the Office of the National Committee for Search and Rescue on Nov. 16.

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FTAs pose stiff challenges for VN footwear sector

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago 1 related news

A dependence on imported raw materials and a lack of skilled workers are preventing Vietnamese footwear manufacturers from taking advantage of upcoming free trade agreements (FTAs).

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Apartment buyers want quality

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Apartment buyers want quality

High-end apartments segment have seen positive sales during recent months, but buyers are becoming increasingly sceptical of developers that prove incapable of delivering on their promises.

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Vietnam approves minimum-wage hike of 15 percent in 2015

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Vietnam approves minimum-wage hike of 15 percent in 2015

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has given the go-ahead to the increase in Vietnam’s minimum monthly salary by between VND250,000-VND400,000 (US$12-$19) starting next year.

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A visit to Little Japan in Saigon

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VietnamNet English 1 week(s) ago

A visit to Little Japan in Saigon

VietNamNet Bridge – Little Japan, an area around Le Thanh Ton and Thai Van Lung streets in downtown HCMC where there are over 70 restaurants, spas and other businesses of the Japanese community, is appealing to not only tourists but also locals who want to discover Japanese culture and gastronomy. The location has got increasing public attention since a graffiti alley of Le Thanh Ton Street was created and has become a popular rendezvous for local youth and foreign tourists.

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Da Nang targets top seven finish

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VietNam News English 1 week(s) ago

A 400-member delegation from Da Nang will compete in the final round of National Sports Games held in the northern province of Nam Dinh from December 6-15.

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Vietnam gov’t urged to scrap resort project of Chinese venture over defense issues

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Vietnam gov’t urged to scrap resort project of Chinese venture over defense issues

The administration of the central city of Da Nang has appealed to the central government to cancel the license of a multimillion-dollar resort project developed by a Chinese joint venture as its location is sensitive in respect of national defense.

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Binh Dinh to move 70 firms

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VietNam News English 2 week(s) ago

Seventy enterprises at Quang Trung and Nhon Binh industrial complexes in Quy Nhon City in central Binh Dinh Province will be moved to a new location by 2024.

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Mass 'smart city' experiment lights up Copenhagen suburb

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Mass 'smart city' experiment lights up Copenhagen suburb

A Danish industrial park is the unlikely setting for what organisers say is the largest living laboratory of streetlights ever established. Intelligent streetlights set up across a 1.5 kilometres square patch of Albertslund, near Copenhagen, are being monitored in a central location by a team of experts who can alter each individual light with a swipe of an iPad.

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Yen Bai uses niche to rouse investors

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Yen Bai uses niche to rouse investors

Given foreign direct investment into Yen Bai remains low due to its difficult geography, inconvenient location and underdeveloped infrastructure, the province is striving to create its own competitive edge to attract foreign investors.

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Truck flips over in sidewalk sewer, crushing Ho Chi Minh City woman to death

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Truck flips over in sidewalk sewer, crushing Ho Chi Minh City woman to death

A truck suddenly collapsed into a sewer cover on a sidewalk in Ho Chi Minh City, turning over and crushing a local woman on Tuesday afternoon.

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Philips showcases innovations for healthcare, lighting in Amsterdam

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Philips showcases innovations for healthcare, lighting in Amsterdam

Royal Philips chief executive Frans van Houten unveiled a batch of innovations and his ambitious goal to reform the healthcare industry, as well as a plan to "sell light as a service", during the “Philips Innovation Experience 2014” in Eindhoven, Amsterdam last week.

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