Thanks to its geographical location, the Vietnamese capital city of Hanoi witnesses contrastingly different weather conditions during the four seasons of the year.
Autumn, from August to November, is seen as the most beautiful time of the year. It is a time of blue skies, a lovely nip in the air, blossoming milk flowers and delicious Hanoi-style rice nuggets sold by vendors on the street side.
The fall season brings a calm and gentle atmosphere to Hanoi which is loved by both locals and tourists alike. People wearing their best, and posing in different corners of the city such as Phan Dinh Phung Street, the West Lake or the Sword Lake area is a familiar sight that one can witness during this season. It is a fantastic feeling indeed to sip a cup of coffee when it is autumn in Hanoi.
Vietnam’s real estate sector last year attracted an additional 1.85 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI), retaining its second place among industries drawing FDI with combined investment of 4.45 billion USD.
The southeast region is preparing conditions in infrastructure, administrative procedures and human resources to welcome a new wave of foreign direct investment (FDI), as investors have flocked to the region from the beginning of this year.
The maximum punishment for car drivers with alcohol concentration levels exceeding 0.4mg per litre of breath, or 80mg in 100 ml of blood, is a fine of VND40 million (US$1,693) and a two-year suspension of their driving licences.
Vietnam will need at least two or three more submarine cables to ensure proper internet services for the country's development in the next five years, according to Vu The Binh, Secretary-General of the Vietnam Internet Association.