25 vegetarian restaurants in Hanoi

Last update 09:00 | 22/09/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – Enjoy vegetarian dishes on any day of the month to maintain a healthy body and soul.

1. Loving Hut Restaurants

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– Loving Hut World Vegetarian, number 192/4, Quan Thanh street, Ba Đinh district, phone: 0462737 403. Tiếp tục đọc “25 vegetarian restaurants in Hanoi”

Vietnam to spend US$1.32 billion for tourism infrastructure till 2020


Prime Minister has recently approved a program on development of tourism infrastructure in the period 2016 – 2020 to help the tourism industry become a key economic sector.

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Under Decision 1861/QĐ-TTg, the VND30 trillion (US$1.32 billion) program will focus on building and upgrading tourism and transport infrastructure at provinces with key tourist destinations listed in the “Strategy on Vietnam’s tourism development until 2020, vision to 2030” approved by the Government.

The program will give priority to poor provinces, whose budget cannot afford the investment. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam to spend US$1.32 billion for tourism infrastructure till 2020”

Mekong Delta to improve tourism services

Last update 11:29 | 27/11/2017

VietNamNet Bridge – The number of tourists to the Mekong Delta has increased significantly as many tourism programmes have been successful over the last year, according to provincial authorities.

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The number of tourists to the Mekong Delta has increased, but more and better tourism products are expected to further promote tourism in the area. — VNA/ VNS Photo

Many attractions in the Mekong Delta have maintained their high traffic since the beginning of the year.

The Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism in Dong Thap Province reported that the province welcomed 110,000 arrivals in October, up 25 per cent year-on-year. This brought the number of arrivals to 2.5 million in the first 10 months, up 24 per cent year-on-year. Tiếp tục đọc “Mekong Delta to improve tourism services”

Coconut fairyland strives to attract tourists

Last update 12:03 | 27/11/2017

Ben Tre has enormous potentials in not only agriculture but also tourism. Making full use of the favourable ecosystem, Ben Tre tourism has been developing in a more professional and sustainable manner, making it the local spearhead economic sector.

Ben Tre – home to small islets amid wide rivers of Tien, Co Chien and Ham Luong – is renowned for its rich historic values and orchards, especially coconuts.

Thai Thanh Huyen, a visitor to Ben Tre expressed her delight when visiting the province, saying that she ha​s been familiar with Ben Tre province through various songs. ​She wants my kids to know more about the locality as a home to coconut candy and large rivers, she added. Tiếp tục đọc “Coconut fairyland strives to attract tourists”

Glyphosate: The key points in an endless debate

DW_The European Union is deciding about the future of glyphosate — a controversial herbicide that may be linked with cancer. DW offers an overview on the most important points of the debate.

Bottles of RoundUp herbicide (picture-alliance/AP Photo/J. Roberson)

Despite warnings over potential risks to human health and the environment, farmers around the world are dependent on chemical giant Monsanto’s herbicide Roundup. Active ingredient: glyphosate.

In June 2016, European Union member states delayed a final decision on renewal for the weed killer, instead extending the license for 18 months. In October and November 2017, the European Commission again pushed back a vote on the issue.

The European Commission must make a decision, as the current license is due to expire on December 15. Although the European Commission on Food Safety had been pushing for a 10-year renewal of the license for glyphosate, this has been pedaled back to a five-year renewal. Tiếp tục đọc “Glyphosate: The key points in an endless debate”

Vietnam crude oil imports to hit record as refinery gets ready to start


* Vietnam’s second refinery has started importing crude

* Imports jump as country’s crude production stalls

* Kuwait, Brunei and Azerbaijan supplying Vietnam with crude

By Henning Gloystein

SINGAPORE, Aug 18 (Reuters) – Vietnam’s crude oil imports will soar to record highs in August as the country ramps up fuel refining at a time when local crude output is dwindling.

August will mark the first month on record in which Vietnam is a net importer of crude oil, according to shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon, with the trend set to continue in coming months as the Southeast Asian nation’s refinery capacity grows.

The surge in overseas orders comes as Vietnam’s 200,000 barrels per day (bpd) Nghi Son refinery, its second such facility, prepares to produce liquefied petroleum gas, gasoline, diesel, kerosene and jet fuel, mainly for the domestic market, likely starting later this year or in early 2018.

With local oil production stalling, traders said the country of over 90 million people and 6-percent annual economic growth would gradually increase its crude imports.

“We expect to send bigger and more frequent volumes of crude to Vietnam in the future. Vietnam is one of the key new centres of oil demand growth, and we wouldn’t want to miss this opportunity,” said a senior oil trading manager. He asked not to be identified as he was not allowed to discuss trading strategies.

Shipping data in Thomson Reuters Eikon shows that Vietnam will import around 100,000 bpd of crude in August, on three tankers, versus exports of 70,000 bpd. September tanker imports are scheduled at similar levels.

Vietnam’s orders are still small compared with Asian’s top buyers, China and India, which import around 8 million and 4 million bpd of crude per day respectively.

“But in an environment of oversupply, this incremental new demand is very welcome for crude suppliers,” the trading manager said. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam crude oil imports to hit record as refinery gets ready to start”

Digital content firms meet legal barriers

Last update 07:45 | 22/09/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The digital content industry is witnessing a shift in devices from computers to smartphones. 

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But state management policies have not changed, making is difficult for digital content firms to do business as they have to both comply with the laws and satisfy requirements set by platform providers.

Nguyen Thanh Hung, director of VTC Intecom, said the development of the digital content industry is hindered by strict regulations. Tiếp tục đọc “Digital content firms meet legal barriers”

Chinese capital flows to Vietnam’s infrastructure projects

Last update 08:00 | 22/09/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – The proposed Long Thanh Airport as well as many other huge infrastructure projects are attracting many Chinese investors.

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Vietnam considers the upgrading of infrastructure as one of its top priorities. An ADB report shows that investment in infrastructure in Vietnam has been 5.7 percent of GDP in recent years, the highest level in SE Asia and second highest in Asia. Tiếp tục đọc “Chinese capital flows to Vietnam’s infrastructure projects”

Vietnam seeks higher-quality FDI: experts

Last update 17:00 | 27/11/2017
VietNamNet Bridge – While Vietnam needs foreign capital to develop the economy, it also requires advanced technologies to become involved more deeply in the global supply chain.

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            The FDI capital would exceed the $30 billion threshold by year end

At a meeting with Japanese investors recently, director of the Binh Duong Planning and Investment Department Nguyen Thanh Truc said foreign investors pledged to invest $2.171 billion in the province this year.

Meanwhile, HCMC is leading the country in FDI (foreign direct investment) with total committed capital of $5 billion this year. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam seeks higher-quality FDI: experts”

Vietnam’s instant noodle giants

Last update 19:00 | 27/11/2017

The Vietnamese instant noodle market is considered extremely attractive by instant noodle manufacturers, with a market value of VND27 trillion ($1.19 billion) as well as continuously increasing consumption volumes.

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Vietnam is the fourth largest consumer of instant noodle in the world, with major names vying for dominance

Vietnam saw recovery in the consuming of instant noodle with a total 4.9 billion packages consumed in 2016, up 2.5 per cent on-year, making Vietnam the fourth largest consumer country in the world, following China, Indonesia, and Japan. Tiếp tục đọc “Vietnam’s instant noodle giants”

First container block train connecting Vietnam with China arrives in Hanoi

Last update 17:17 | 27/11/2017

Vietnam Railway (VNR) has announced that the first container block train connecting Vietnam with China arrived at Yen Vien Station, Hanoi, on November 25.

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The first container block train connecting Vietnam with China  

Earlier on November 25, VNR and China Railway (CR) jointly held a ceremony to welcome the container block train at Dong Dang Station in Vietnam’s northern province of Lang Son. Tiếp tục đọc “First container block train connecting Vietnam with China arrives in Hanoi”

Post-war bomb found near Long Biên Bridge

Update: November, 27/2017 – 14:38 vietnamnews

A bomb left after the war is found near Long Biên Bridge. – Photo tuoitre.vn

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HÀ NỘI — The Capital City High Command on Sunday concluded that an object found near Long Biên Bridge’s abutment P13 was a bomb left over after the war.

Functional forces are now coming up with solutions to salvage and disable the bomb. Tiếp tục đọc “Post-war bomb found near Long Biên Bridge”

Chinese premier offers billions more to Europe

Premier Li Keqiang told eastern Europeans on Monday that China would continue to invest billions in the region. AFP/ATTILA KISBENEDEK

Li said that China’s Development Bank would make available the equivalent of two billion euros (US$2.4 billion) to a new interbank association between the region and China to be inaugurated later in the day. Tiếp tục đọc “Chinese premier offers billions more to Europe”

The Latest: UN Condemns Deadly Mosque Attack in Egypt

Attackers have launched a deadly attack on an Egyptian mosque frequented by a Muslim sect, killing hundreds.

Nov. 24, 2017, at 6:22 p.m. US News and World Report

The Associated Press

Sheikh Sulieman Ghanem, 75, receives medical treatment at Suez Canal University hospital in Ismailia, Egypt, Friday, Nov. 24, 2017, after he was injured during an attack on a mosque. Militants attacked a crowded mosque during Friday prayers in the Sinai Peninsula, setting off explosives, spraying worshippers with gunfire and killing more than 200 people in the deadliest ever attack by Islamic extremists in Egypt. (AP Photo/Amr Nabil) The Associated Press

EL-ARISH, Egypt (AP) — The Latest on mosque attack in Egypt (all times local):

8:55 p.m.

The U.N. Security Council and Secretary-General Antonio Guterres have condemned the deadly attack on a mosque in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula in “the strongest terms” and called for the perpetrators to be brought to justice.

The council statement called it a “heinous and cowardly terrorist attack” and reiterated that all acts of terrorism “are criminal and unjustifiable, regardless of their motivation.” Guterres called the attack, which killed at least 235 people, “horrific.” Tiếp tục đọc “The Latest: UN Condemns Deadly Mosque Attack in Egypt”