Photos, objects and materials on Geneva Conference displayed in Hanoi

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(Cinet)- Photos, objects and materials featuring the 1954 Geneva Conference are on display at an exhibition opened on July 21 at Traditional house of Ministry of Foreign Affairs - Hanoi. … [Read more...]

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World heritage sites of Japan displayed at exhibition in Hanoi

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The Hanoitimes - Exhibition will include images of the Shirakami-Sanchi Mountain Range, Yakushima Island, Himeji Castle, Buddhist monuments of the Horyu-ji Temple Area, Genbaku Dome, Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara, Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, and Old Villages of Shirakawa and Gokayama. Hanoi will host an exhibition featuring a photo collection by Japanese world renowned photographer Kazuyoshi Miyoshi of images of Japan's UNESCO World Heritages from July 26 to August 9. Kazuyoshi … [Read more...]

Vietnam Airlines flight delayed after passenger opens exit door

>> Vietnamese fined $470 for opening exit door on flight  >> Vietnam man gets 6-month flight ban for bomb joke  >> Up to $240 fine for smoking, using phones on flights  >> Oh, let me try the emergency exit!

A Vietnamese passenger may be fined nearly US$1,000 for opening an emergency exit door while he was aboard a Vietnam Airlines plane on Tuesday, the Vietnamese national flag carrier said the same day. The incident caused a 100-minute delay to the next flight of the same plane. … [Read more...]

HCM plans to implement TOEFL Primary at primary schools

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The Hanoitimes - TOEFL Primary is a series of highly researched tests designed specifically to develop and evaluate young learners (primary school students) English proficiency and thinking skills both academically and socially. The HCM City Department of Education and Training revealed plans for implementing TOEFL Primary, throughout the City's primary school system in the 2014-2015 academic year at a seminar on July 22. Nguyen Quang Vinh, head of the department's Primary Education Division … [Read more...]

France to support partnership projects in Vietnam

Nhan Dan Online - France will provide technical assistance to support the development of public-private partnership (PPP) projects in Vietnam from now till the end of 2018 as a result of a contract signed between the two sides in Hanoi on July 22.>> Deputy PM welcomes French Secretary of State Fleur Pellerin The signing ceremony was attended by Fleur Pellerin, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, and Minister of Planning and Investment Bui … [Read more...]

Dengue fever disease reoccurs in Hanoi

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The Hanoitimes - Eight people have been diagnosed with dengue fever in the latest breakout of the mosquito-borne tropical disease in Yen Hoa ward, Cau Giay district, Hanoi, said Nguyen Nhat Cam, director of Hanoi Preventive Medicine Centre. The city has recorded 86 cases of dengue fever since the beginning of the year, a decrease by half compared from same period last year, according to statistics from the Hanoi Preventive Medicine Centre. The complicated development of a new outbreak with … [Read more...]

Vietnam private carrier fined $1,880 over landing scandal

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Vietnam's budget and privately-owned carrier VietJet Air and nine individuals were subject Tuesday to fines of dozens of millions of dong for their involvement in what is an unprecedented wrong-airport landing scandal last month. The aviation inspectors levied a VND40 million (US$1,883) civil penalty on the low-cost carrier, while the fines of the nine aviation employees range from VND7.5 million ($353) to VND20 million ($941). … [Read more...]

Vietnam rushes to import coal to feed thermal power plants

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VietNamNet Bridge - Facing a lack of coal for power generation, Vietnamese state-owned enterprises are rushing to look for foreign coal suppliers. Dinh Quang Tri, Deputy General Director of the Electricity of Vietnam (EVN), noted that enterprises are importing coal themselves to run thermal power plants instead of relying on the Vietnam Coal and Mineral Industries Group (Vinacomin), the only domestic coal supplier. … [Read more...]

Vietjet Air opens new direct route linking central and Mekong delta

Low cost flag carrier Vietjet Air has announced its new direct route linking the central city of Da Nang and the Mekong delta city of Can Tho on July 22. The airline operates three two-way weekly flights, using 180-seat Airbus A 320-200, to meet the increasing demand of transportation between the central and southern regions. Accordingly, the flight from Da Nang City starts at noon and arrives in Can Tho City at 13:30pm. The return flight from Can Tho City starts at 2:00 pm and arrives at 3:30 … [Read more...]

Outbreak of acute diarrhea in Binh Chanh District

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An outbreak of acute diarrhea in Ho chi Minh City's Binh Chanh District has killed one ten month old infant. Seven babies infected with the disease in Le Minh Xuan Commune in Binh Chanh District including one death of a ten month old infant. The Department of Health in HCMC said the outbreak of acute diarrhea has appeared due to poor environmental sanitation and hygiene condition. … [Read more...]