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Photos: How Vietnamese celebrated Tet in the old days

An exhibition recounting a traditional Tet celebration of Vietnamese people in the old days opened at Thang Long Royal Citadel in Hanoi on January 29 as an event to greet the Lunar New Year 2016 – the Year of the Monkey. The lunar New Year festival is the most significant festival in the cultural and ... Read More »

Property brokers required to pass exams, get certified

Real estate market shows sign of recovery (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Property brokers must pass examinations to get certificates to practise, according to Circular 11/2015/TT-BXD issued by the Ministry of Construction recently. This is being done to revamp the operation of brokers in a real estate market showing signs of recovery. Accordingly, provincial and municipal construction departments will be ... Read More »

Hau Giang: Leaders extend Tet greetings to religious communities

Hau Giang (VNA) – Leaders of the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang on January 30-31 visited and presented gifts to local religious communities ahead of the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet). Visiting the religious communities, the leaders updated them on the provincial socio-economic achievements in 2015, saying that religious followers had made great contributions to ensuring political stability and ... Read More »

International women’s cycling tour to get underway

Cyclists seen in last year tournament (Source:VNS/VNA) Binh Duong (VNA) – The Binh Duong International Women’s Cycling Tournament – Biwase Cup 2016 – is scheduled to kick off in the southern province of Binh Duong on March 8. The tournament will cover 795km across nine stages through Dong Nai, Lam Dong, KhanhHoa, BinhThuan and NinhThuan, before finishing in Binh Duong ... Read More »

President pays pre-Tet visit to Ha Tinh province

President Truong Tan Sang pays pre-Tet visits to Ha Tinh province (source: Hanoi (VNA) – President Truong Tan Sang urged the central province of Ha Tinh to adopt new farming methods with a priority on productivity during his pre-Tet visit to the locality on January 30. During his meeting with provincial leaders, the President pointed out the challenges facing ... Read More »

Rented ochna flowers proving a hit in HCMC

A gardener in HCM City’s Hiep Binh Chanh commune nurses ochna blossom for Tet holiday. Renting the flowers is a service that helps local gardeners make a good living (Source:VNA/VNS) HCM City (VNA)— Ochna blossom gardeners in Ho Chi Minh City say they can make a good living from renting the flowers when the Tet (Lunar New Year) festival is ... Read More »

Top Saudi Arabian legislator begins official visit to Vietnam

  Abdullah Bin Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Sheikh (Source :wikimedia) Hanoi  (VNA) – Chairman of the Consultative Assembly of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Abdullah Bin Mohammed Ibrahim Al-Sheikh arrived in Hanoi on January 31, starting his four-day visit to Vietnam. The visit is being made at the invitation of National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung. Vietnam and Saudi Arabia established diplomatic ... Read More »

Dialysis treatment at home helps reduce patient trips

Kidney failure patients receive treatment at Bach Mai General Hospital. (Photo: HCM City (VNA) – Many patients with severe kidney disease who live in smaller cities in the south often have to travel to HCM City for medical treatment, but with another kind of dialysis method now available in Vietnam, the trip is no longer necessary. A 68-year-old patient ... Read More »


Customers shop at Co.opmart in Hue city. (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Research conducted by Germany’s Statista Market Research Company showed that the scale of Vietnam’s retail market could reach 100 billion USD in 2016. With a young population and increasing number of people visiting commercial centres, the country’s retail industry holds huge potential. Big retailers from Japan, Thailand, France ... Read More »

Party General Secretary welcomes Overseas Vietnamese

Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong (R) and the overseas Vietnamese (Photo: VNA) Hanoi (VNA) – Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on January 30 held a reception for a delegation from the Overseas Vietnamese (OV) community, who returned home to attend the “Xuan que huong” (Homeland Spring) programme. On behalf of the Party and Government, General Secretary Trong extended ... Read More »