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VN-India legislative ties to further develop

The close relations between Vietnam and India in general and between their legislative bodies in particular will continue to develop as signed agreements open up great potential for cooperation. The statement was made by Vice NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan in an interview she granted to Lok Sabha Television of India ’s House of People, on February 22. Asked ... Read More »

NA Chairman hails Nghe An’s investment promotion

Nghe An’s investment promotion activities have an important role to play in attracting investors to the province, National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung has said. Those activities have helped the province draw more and more investment projects, including important and large-scale ones, creating a big momentum for the socio-economic development in the central province, Hung said at an annual investment ... Read More »

New UK visa centre opens in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – A new UK visa application centre opened on Thursday, Feb 21, in HCM City in response to continued growth in tourism and business visitor demand.   Opening Ceremony of the new Visa application centre in HCM City, 21 February, 2013. — Photo: The centre is operated by VFS Global, the UK Border Agency’s commercial partner in ... Read More »

iPhone-shaped guns warned as aviation security threats

VietNamNet Bridge – The Vietnam Civil Aviation Agency has sent a dispatch to airlines and airports in the country, giving a warning of a new weapon in the shape of an iPhone.   Known as electric gun, this weapon can release a current up to 650,000 Vol. It can be activated and ready for use within just 2 seconds. According ... Read More »

HCMC: Parking persists on banned routes

VietNamNet Bridge – Ten days after the HCMC government’s issuance of a list of 111 routes where vehicle owners are banned from parking on a 24/7 basis in district 1 and 3, local people are still seen trading and parking on the banned routes. The Daily observed parking on road surfaces in both districts in streets such as Nguyen Hue, ... Read More »

U.S. newspaper confirms ‘Spratlys and Paracels belong to Vietnam’

VietNamNet Bridge – The American Journal “Christian Science Monitor” recently published an article on the collection of maps proving Vietnam’s sovereignty over the Paracel and Spratly Islands of a Vietnamese American, Mr. Tran Dinh Thang. The East Sea disputes  Mr. Tran Dinh Thang. This is the first article in the U.S. that has the statement “Paracel and Spratly Islands belong ... Read More »

Expatriates experience joys of Vietnamese New Year festival

VietNamNet Bridge – One week after Tet, the party spirit is still very much present in the streets and in the houses of Vietnamese families. While it has long been a sacred festival for Vietnamese people, it has deeply impressed the increasing number of foreigners living in the country who are able to experience its rich traditional and cultural heritage. ... Read More »

NA Vice Chairwoman meets with Indian top law-makers

The Vietnamese and Indian parliaments should promote the exchange of delegations at all levels to share experiences in law-making and supervision work, National Assembly Vice Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan said. Ngan is making a visit to India from February 20-25. In a meeting with Speaker of the House of People Meira Kumar and Chairman of the Council of States ... Read More »

Nation on alert over spread of SARS-like virus

VietNamNet Bridge – The Health Ministry has instructed localities to be vigilant over the spread of a potentially fatal virus that is similar to SARS (severe acute respiratory syndrome). The so-called Corona virus has already caused six deaths around the globe. A new case infected by the virus that was reported in the UK last week brought the global number ... Read More »

Policeman returns VND150 million for overseas Vietnamese

VietNamNet Bridge – On the flight from Da Nang to Khanh Hoa, a Vietnamese American forgot her purse with around $7,000, six Visa cards and some personal documents. A lieutenant in the immigration department sent the money and documents to the victim. Lt. Hai (right) hand over the property to Ninh’s relatives. On the morning of February 20, Ms. Dang ... Read More »