• Korean boy band 2AM performs in Hanoi

    Korean boy band 2AM performs in Hanoi

    13/06/2011 05:00

    Popular Korean boy band 2AM captivated hearts of Vietnamese fans after performing at Hanoi’s My Dinh National Stadium in “The TAL with 2AM” show on June 10. Directed by leading percussionist, music composer and director Choi Sori, the performance,...

  • Pink lotus wins poll to become national flower

    13/06/2011 05:00

    The pink lotus will likely become Vietnam’s national flower after the fragrant plant was voted the most popular in polls conducted in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang. It was announced at the closing of the polls in Ho Chi Minh City’s 23/9 Park on...

  • Retail trade poised for development

    13/06/2011 05:00

    Although traditional markets are still dominating the Vietnamese retail market, the popularity of supermarkets and retail shops is forecast to increase strongly in the near future, Nguyen Nu Tuyet Hong, deputy director of TNS market research company, said at a...

  • Plan to cut transport pollution

    Plan to cut transport pollution

    12/06/2011 05:00

    Viet Nam targets developing an environmentally friendly transport system by 2030 and to control pollution caused by road, railway, inland waterway, marinetime and airline transport. National Highway 1A in Yen Dung...

  • Vietnam’s IT firms grow fast, but remain fledging

    Vietnam’s IT firms grow fast, but remain fledging

    12/06/2011 05:00

    Sales of businesses in information technology last year reached VND330 trillion (US$16.5 billion), an equivalent of around 10 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP), said Nguyen Minh Son, head of the Ministry of Science and Technology’s department of...

  • Landed property remains favorite

    Landed property remains favorite

    12/06/2011 05:00

    Regardless of market difficulties, landed property remains the preferred choice for investors, and the demand for the segment is projected to continue its upward climb in the next few years What’s happening in the market shows that the condo segment,...

  • Cheap plant variety copyright discourages scientists

    Cheap plant variety copyright discourages scientists

    12/06/2011 05:00

    VietNamNet Bridge – The energy spent by scientists to create new varieties cannot be compensated well: they can sell the discovered varieties at just hundreds of millions of dong. Meanwhile, enterprises do not want to spend money to buy plant variety...

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