Hanoi releases 2019 Dragon Boat Race schedule

Hanoi releases 2019 Dragon Boat Race schedule

The 2019 Dragon Boat Racing Festival will take place from February 16-17, announced the People’s Committee of Hanoi at a press conference on January 29.
Viettel mobile network provider is ready for the pilot of 5G technology

Viettel to pilot 5G technology in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City

Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung has officially allowed Viettel Military Industry and Telecoms Group (Viettel) to pilot the mobile technology 5G free of charge in one year at 73 locations in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC).
Tourists visit Temple of Literature in Hanoi (Source: VNA)

CNN continues promoting Hanoi’s images during 2019-2023

US Cable News Network (CNN) will continue to introduce Hanoi’s beauty to international audiences as part of the city’s tourism promotion campaign in the 2019-2023 period, the municipal Department of Tourism announced on January 18.
Tourists walk into a house in Duong Lam ancient village (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi taps community-based tourism potential

Community-based tourism is considered a new way to attract more tourists to Hanoi, which covers a large suburban area with enticing local lifestyle and culture.

Live link-up TV program welcoming New Year to be held in Hanoi, Hoi An

Live link-up TV program welcoming New Year to be held in Hanoi, Hoi An

A live link-up TV program welcoming New Year will be held in Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake and Hoi An ancient city in the central coastal province of Quang Nam on New Year's Eve. The countdown will be broadcast live on VTV1 channel from 10 p.m. to midnight.
Plastic bags are sold at a traditional market in Hanoi (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi strives to reduce plastic use

Hanoi aims to reduce the use of plastic bags in the traditional markets, supermarkets and trade centres to protect the environment as well as ensure the sustainability of the ecosystem.

ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women in Hanoi about gender equality

ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women in Hanoi about gender equality

Countries in Asia and the Pacific must accelerate progress on gender equality in order to reach the ambitious and progressive global goals under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, according to a new report by the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and UN Women released yesterday at the ASEAN Ministerial Meeting on Women in Hanoi.

Traffic congestion causes loss of around $1 billion

Traffic congestion causes loss of around $1 billion

Traffic gridlock in Hanoi causes loss of $1-1.2 billion each year, according to a report of the Transport Development and Strategy Institute under the Ministry of Transport.