• Hoa Binh becomes new aiming point for resort real estate investors

    Hoa Binh becomes new aiming point for resort real estate investors

    18/06/2011 05:00

    While the real estate market in general remains lackluster, the resort real estate market in Hoa Binh, a mountainous area near Hanoi has been heating up. Being one of the two greatest urban centers and economic centers in Vietnam, Hanoi has a high demand...

  • The joy of bumper crop

    The joy of bumper crop

    18/06/2011 05:00

    Farmers in Hau Loc district in the central province of Thanh Hoa are very busy with their good crop these days....

  • The audiences want La Thanh Huyen to return her prize

    The audiences want La Thanh Huyen to return her prize

    18/06/2011 05:00

    Over 22,000 readers have asked La Thanh Huyen to return the 21st Woman prize after VietNamNet published the article about Huyen’s cheongsam at an international meeting. Of over 22,000 readers, only 8 percent said that the 21st Woman title...

  • Foreign names as a sign of quality

    18/06/2011 05:00

    As many Vietnamese believe foreign products are better than domestic ones, real estate developers are now vying each other to give their projects foreign names to attract customers. Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7 for instance isn’t lacking when it comes...

  • HCM City: Shortage of burial plots sends funeral cost soaring

    18/06/2011 05:00

    Prices of burial plots in Ho Chi Minh City and the two adjacent provinces of Binh Duong and Long An are increasing significantly and in a shortage despite the frozen property market. Statistics show that burial plot’s cost has moved up sharply since the...

  • Silt, rubbish block waterways

    18/06/2011 05:00

    Rivers and canals in HCM City have become choked with silt and rubbish while the task of dredging has not received proper funding, affecting waterway traffic activities and rainwater drainage. Phan Hoang Tri, deputy head of the municipal Department of...

  • Titanium polluters face deregistration

    Titanium polluters face deregistration

    17/06/2011 05:00

    The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment will revoke the licences of titanium mining businesses found violating legal regulations and contaminating the environment, the ministry leader has said. Titanium mining in...

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