Tuesday, 23 December 2014 16:13

Homeless to go into Mental Health Centres

A homeless woman in Vietnam with a baby

According to a report on Thanh Nien News, a sweep of the streets of Ho Chi Minh City this coming Sunday will see any homeless people or beggars found to be ‘mentally ill’ placed in Mental Health Centres.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 15:03

Sapa Market Closes

Ethnic minority women demonstrate close to the market in Sapa

According to posts on Facebook, Monday Dec. 22 was the last trading day of the traditional Sapa Market, the trading centre in the hill station city known for attracting colorfully dressed ethnic minorities.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 21:56

New Hanoi Airport to Open on Christmas Day

An artist's impression of the new terminal at Noi Bai, Hanoi

The new terminal at Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport, Terminal 2, will go into operation on Thursday Dec. 25, with all international flights departing from the facility from Dec. 1.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 21:52

Operation Continues to Rescue Trapped Workers

Outside the collapsed tunnel in Lam Dong, Vietnam

A rescue operation is continuing in an attempt to reach a dozen workers trapped underground in Lam Dong Province, reports Thanh Nien News.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:10

Vietnam Airlines Plane Makes Emergency Landing

Putting on the oxygen masks aboard the diverted Vietnam Airlines flight

VietJetAir are not the only airline to land their planes at the wrong airport - Vietnam Airlines were also in on the act in mid-December, but with good reason.

Thursday, 18 December 2014 15:06

More Visa Waivers On Their Way

Vietnam to make visa exceptions for more nationalities

According to a report on Thanh Nien News, a move is underway to boost tourism by waiving tourist visa requirements for more nationalities and to continue streamlining visa procedures.

A villa in Phu My Hung, Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnam will allow foreigners to buy houses for the first time from Jul. 1, 2015, with one simple requirement - they must enter Vietnam legally, reports Thanh Nien News. However, there are still restrictions on where foreigners are able to purchase houses. And it is unclear whether individuals will be able to own land.

Sunday, 14 December 2014 15:58

Vietnam Business Registration to Get Easier

Business registration in Vietnam to be simplified

With the enactment of new regulations, from Jul. 1, 2015, new businesses will not have to register their exact functions as part of business registration procedures.

Sunday, 14 December 2014 15:53

Danang to Get Night Zone

Danang to get a new night market

According to reports on Tuoi Tre, Danang is going to build a night market to provide shopping and entertainment, and create an after-dark hub for both tourists and locals.

Sunday, 14 December 2014 02:02

First Metro Station Now Being Constructed

A rendering of the Saigon Metro System

Construction of the four-floor below-ground section of the first station of the first metro line in Ho Chi Minh City began at the intersection of Le Loi and Nguyen Hue Streets in District 1 on Friday.

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