Airline pushes for Long Thanh airport

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The Viet Nam Airlines Corporation has recommended that the Long Thanh International Airport be built. It has sent its letter to the National Assessment Committee. Its report shows that Tan Son Nhat International Airport is overloaded as it was designed to serve 20 million passengers annually.

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Turning tail

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Turning tail

A buffalo owned by Dao Minh Thiet (above) chases a rival at the Do Son Buffalo Fighting Contest in the northern coastal city of Hai Phong before winning the championship yesterday. Despite the rain, thousands of people flocked to the event, which featured 16 prime beasts in a knock-out competition. All buffaloes were later killed in honour of the Water Genie.

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Farmers brew sweet success from rare tea

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Farmers brew sweet success from rare tea

VietNamNet Bridge – Sweetness supersedes and quickly removes any bitterness from the tea, a specialty from the mountainous province of Yen Bai in northern Viet Nam, that Nguyen Thanh Hai sips.

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Mekong Delta kids taught to swim on the cheap

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Mekong Delta kids taught to swim on the cheap

Primary school teachers in the Mekong Delta's impoverished Dong Thap Province have been holding free swimming classes in the very rivers that routinely claim children's lives during the rainy season. Photo credit: Tuoi Tre

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Vietnam authorities suspend tours to world’s largest cave

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Vietnam authorities suspend tours to world’s largest cave

Adventure tours to Vietnam’s Son Doong Cave -- the largest cave in the world -- has been suspended starting September 1.

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Vietnam cops arrest notorious pair of backpacker bag snatchers

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Vietnam cops arrest notorious pair of backpacker bag snatchers

Ho Chi Minh City police on Sunday arrested a woman and a man for robbing an Irish tourist in the city's backpacker area.

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Police arrest thieves in ‘backpacker area’ in Ho Chi Minh City

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Police arrest thieves in ‘backpacker area’ in Ho Chi Minh City

Police in Ho Chi Minh City have detained two young sisters and two young men for snatching belongings from foreigners in the city’s “backpacker area.”

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VCPMC settles copyright fee feud

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VietNam News English 2 day(s) ago

The Viet Nam Centre for Protection of Music Copyright (VCPMC) and the concert organiser of Vietnamese overseas singer Khanh Ly have struck a deal after a prolonged battle over copyright fees.

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A visit to the Northwest

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A visit to the Northwest

Each time tourists visit the Northwest, they have different emotions. This is shared by many people who joined tours to explore Tay Bac’s hamlets and well-known tourist sites in the eight provinces of Lao Cai, Son La, Phu Tho, Ha Giang, Yen Bai, Dien Bien, Lai Chau and Hoa Binh.

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New threatened plant populations found in northern Vietnam

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New threatened plant populations found in northern Vietnam

Recent surveys have identified new populations of some threatened species in northern Vietnam’s Son La Province, including a critically endangered flowering plant, which only has some 50 individuals left in the world.

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Vietnam urged to boost global air connectivity

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Vietnam urged to boost global air connectivity

Passengers at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Kha Hoa

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Vietnam’s ancient stone carving village receives national heritage certificate

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Vietnam’s ancient stone carving village receives national heritage certificate

A 200-year-old stone carving village in central Vietnam has received a certificate recognizing it as part of the national intangible cultural heritage, the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism said Tuesday on its website.

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Malaysia eyes Vietnam tours

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VOV News English 3 day(s) ago 1 related news

Representatives of Malaysian travel agencies are taking familiarisation tours in some central localities of Vietnam on August 30 to link tourist destinations there to Malaysia.

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Inbreeding poses risks to ethnic groups

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Inbreeding poses risks to ethnic groups

VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly everyone living in Yen Son Commune in Cao Bang Province knows Vi Van Don and his family, though they may have not spoken to them.

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Vietnam PM approves ambitious investment plan for Sa Pa

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Vietnam PM approves ambitious investment plan for Sa Pa

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved a significant investment plan for the northern mountain town of Sa Pa, one Vietnam’s major tourist attractions.

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