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Hanoi develops craft villages with lotus products

Hanoi is promoting the farming of lotus and the production of lotus products in association with tourism development given the plant's values, with a focus on craft villages making products from lotus.

Hanoi to renovate and expand John McCain’s memorial

The renovation of the memorial sculpture for the late Senator, who was shot down over Hà Nội, aims to preserve the historical and cultural values of the site .

Politburo names Bui Thi Minh Hoai new Secretary of Hanoi Party Committee

The Politburo has appointed Ms. Bui Thi Minh Hoai, Head of the Central Mass Mobilization Commission, as Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee for the 2020-2025 term.

Severe pollution continues to plague Hanoi's rivers despite cleanup efforts

Despite numerous efforts and significant investments to improve the situation, rivers around Hanoi, such as the To Lich, Kim Nguu, and Nhue rivers, continue to suffer from severe pollution.The water remains black and foul-smelling day and night.

Council set up to review railway lines, plans in Hanoi

An appraisal council for railway lines and stations in the areas of ​​Hanoi has been established under a decision of the Ministry of Transport (MoT).

Journey back in time: Hanoi's Hoan Kiem lake over a century ago

The serene and simple images of Hanoi over 100 years ago have been immortalized by French photographer Pierre Dieulefils.

Ho Guom Opera marks first anniversary with international star artists

Ho Guom Opera celebrated its first anniversary with international singers accompanied by the Hà Nội Philhamonic Orchestra, Saigon Pops Orchestra and the Green Wind Choir from Hồ Chí Minh City.

Five years on, Hanoi’s waste sorting program still faces hurdles

Hanoi has been implementing a waste sorting program for over five years to facilitate recycling and extend the lifecycle of reusable materials.

Volunteers battle pollution to clean Hanoi's Nhue River

Sometimes, while wading in the river to collect waste, passersby throw bags of trash directly into the water... The more effort the volunteer group puts into cleaning the river, the more obstacles they encounter.

Nhon-Ha Noi Station metro line granted international safety certificate

The Nhon-Hanoi Station metro line’s elevated section has received a safety certification by Apave - Bureau Veritas - Certifer (known as ABC Consultant) from France, giving it the paperwork needed to be operational.

Hanoi prioritises rebuilding severely downgraded bridges

Hanoi will give priority to rebuilding and replacing weak and makeshift bridges in the 2024 - 2025 period to improve the capital city’s transport infrastructure for socio-economic development, according to the municipal Department of Transport.

Ethnic herbal medicines bring prosperity

Ba Vì District is home to the Dao ethnic minority group, who are renowned for their traditional herbal medicines that have been widely used and proven effective in treating various illnesses.

Hanoi Tourism Ao Dai Festival 2024 to charm spectators in early October

The Hanoi Tourism Ao Dai Festival 2024 is due to run from October 4 to October 6 at the Thang Long-Hanoi Heritage Conservation Center in the capital, according to details provided by the Hanoi People's Committee.

Hanoi police work hard to prevent fire hazards

Hanoi Police Department are deploying both immediate and long-term measures to prevent fires at rental facilities and other establishments under fire safety regulations.

Hanoi ready for first lotus festival

Hanoi is ready for its first lotus festival that will take place from July 12-16 at the Cultural and Creative Space in Tay Ho district.

Hanoi Autumn Festival to feature plentiful activities

The second Hanoi Autumn Festival will be held in mid-September on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the capital city’s Liberation Day (October 10, 1954-2024), according to a plan announced by the municipal People’s Committee.

Landmark revised Capital law sets stage for Hanoi's future development

The many breakthrough regulations in the law are meant to develop Hanoi in a way that is worthy of a special urban area, the political, economic, cultural, educational centre of the country, towards a ’cultured - civilised - modern’ capital city.

Hanoi to go green with electric buses by 2035

Between 2026 and 2030, Hanoi aims for a mix of electric buses (50 per cent_ and buses powered by cleaner burning fuels like liquefied natural gas (LNG) or compressed natural gas (CNG) (50 per cent).

Hanoi accelerates cashless payments for parking fees

Hanoi is stepping up efforts to transition to cashless payments for parking fees, with a focus on incentivising residents and businesses while cracking down on non-compliant facilities.

Hanoi pilots smart transport operation system

The Hanoi Transport Department on July 4 kicked off a pilot programme on a transport operation centre (TOC) with technological applications to mange the transport network in real-time.