05/12/2020 05:02:08 (GMT +7)

Pandemic drags down FDI attraction

Vietnam had attracted a total of 26.43 billion USD in FDI this year as of November 20, equal to 83.1 percent of the figure in the same period last year, according to a recent report from the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Digital transformation vital for sustainable tourism growth

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a serious impact on Vietnam’s economy in general and its tourism sector in particular. 

“Thang Long Memories” underway in Old Quarter

A series of cultural activities entitled “Thang Long Memories” are being held at many locations in Hanoi's Old Quarter to celebrate the 1010 years of Thang Long – Hanoi and the 15th anniversary of Vietnam Cultural Heritage Day.

UNESCO honours third Global Geopark in Vietnam

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The Central Highlands province of Dak Nong on November 24 received a certificate recognising its geopark as part of the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network.

Mountains in Dien Bien covered with tree marigolds

November is the blooming season of tree marigolds in the mountainous province of Dien Bien.

Vietnamese food: Fried insects

It may look like a bushtucker trial on I'm A Celebrity, but don't knock creepy crawly food until you've tried it. In Vietnam they are popular snacks to nibble while enjoying a beer. Are you a fan? Or too scared to try?

Hoi An reopens pedestrian streets and craft villages

Hoi An, home to one of the nation’s most famous UNESCO world heritage sites, has reopened its pedestrian streets, night streets, and craft villages following several months of closure due to the impact of COVID-19 pandemic and flooding.

Ba Vi National Park bright like the sun with wild sunflowers

The vastness of Ba Vi National Park is lit up every year from November to December by wild sunflowers, which are also a tell-tale sign that winter is upon us. 

Unique cockscomb flower festival of Cong ethnic people

Tet hoa mao ga (Cockscomb flower festival) is one of the most important celebrations of the Cong ethnic group in the northern province of Dien Bien.

Vietnam’s policies on East Sea issues

The East Sea plays a vital role in Vietnam’s defence, security, and economy.

Official logo, mascot of 31st SEA Games, 11th Para Games launched

The logo and mascot for the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) and the 11th ASEAN Para Games were officially launched during a ceremony in Hanoi on November 19.

Vietnam International Travel Mart 2020

The Vietnam International Travel Mart 2020 (VITM) is taking place in Hanoi after being postponed twice due to COVID-19. The event will run until Nov. 21.

ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus Working Group held online

A meeting by the ASEAN Defence Senior Officials’ Meeting Plus Working Group took place on November 18 via teleconference.

Foreign officials highlight signing of RCEP

Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy of Germany Peter Altmaier has welcomed the signing of the Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership (RCEP) agreement between 15 signatories in Asia-Pacific.

COVID-19: Without wearing masks, hefty fines given

Those who go out to public venues in Hanoi capital and Ho Chi Minh City without donning a face mask will be fined between VND1-3 million. 

Foreign media highlights RCEP signing, praises Vietnam's ASEAN chairmanship

Foreign media outlets have run various headlines on the signing of the world’s largest trade deal – the RCEP, with ASEAN at the centre during the grouping’s summit virtually hosted by Vietnam as ASEAN 2020 Chair last week.