• Preservation suffocation 

    Preservation suffocation 

    27/02/2011 05:00

    Red tape and a lack of funding have reduced Vietnam’s first national heritage village to a decaying tourist trap while officials near Hue city argue that stalled preservation plans...

  • Banks to report state firms’ foreign currency deposits

    27/02/2011 05:00

    The State Bank of Vietnam on Friday’s evening asked financial institutions and banks to report on foreign currency deposits of state conglomerates by the end of next Friday. The report will have to cover all foreign currency deposits recorded until the end...


    25/02/2011 05:00

    Japan to help improve Hanoi public transport The Hanoi People’s Committee and Japan International Cooperation Agency signed an agreement Thursday to improve public transport in the country’s second most crowded city. The three-year project will seek to...



    24/02/2011 05:00

    More bronze drums to be made Photo: VNE Kinh Do Investment and Media Company and the AMC Investment and Development Joint Stock Company, under the patronage of the Viet Nam Cultural Heritage Association and the Viet...


    24/02/2011 05:00

    Local designer wins international contest 22-year-old Phan Khanh Trang’s design, which beat other 200 works, won her JPY 100,000 (US$ 1,200), said the Japan Foundation in Hanoi Tuesday. Besides Trang, a senior from Hue city University of Arts, four...

  • Facing down the dam 

    24/02/2011 05:00

    Farmer Virapan Tipsuna poses for a photograph in a dried-up irrigation canal in a rice field in Baan Nard village, Nongkhai province, Thailand in 2010. Thailand appears to be the region’s last hope in opposing an environmentally...

  • The answer within 

    The answer within 

    24/02/2011 05:00

    A man places stacks of dong and US dollar notes inside a bag at a bank in Ho Chi Minh City. The State Bank of Vietnam devalued the dong by 9.3 percent on February 11 in an effort to minimize the gap between the official and black...

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