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Two leaders of the Ministry of National Defence were promoted to higher ranks at a ceremony chaired by State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc at the Presidential Place in Hanoi on July 12.

Deputy Minister of Public Security Nguyen Van Son promoted to Colonel General

General Secretary and President Nguyen Phu Trong on January 23 presented a decision to Deputy Minister of Public Security Nguyen Van Son, promoting his rank from Lieutenant General to Colonel General.

Many more local leaders elected

Some provinces have elected new chairs and Party secretaries.

Le Thi Thuy reelected as Secretary of Ha Nam Party’s Committee

Le Thi Thuy, Secretary of the 19th Ha Nam Party Committee in the 2015-2020 tenure, was reelected for the post at the first session of the new provincial Party Committee for the 2020-2025 tenure, held on September 21 afternoon.

HCM City tourism sector to focus on promotion

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City’s Department of Tourism will focus on developing and marketing destinations to help increase the number of foreign arrivals to the city to six million this year,

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Authorities seek to woo tourists

   Tourism authorities in the country have been told to roll up their sleeves in preparing tourism promotions now to attract tourists, especially those from key visitor-generating markets.

Tourism Coordinating Office to be set up in Mekong Delta

 The Ministry of Culture, Tourism, and Sports will set up a Tourism Coordinating Office for the Mekong Delta, said Vice Minister Ho Anh Tuan.

Visitors swarming into Vietnam via Huu Nghi bordergate

Since the beginning of the year, nearly 111,000 tourists have crossed into Vietnam through Huu Nghi (Friendship) bordergate in northern Lang Son province.

Hanoi to have first Marriott hotel

 The hotel management company Marriott International is preparing to open what will be the first hotel to be managed by Marriot in Hanoi.

Vietnam tourism: high growth, low revenue

In 2012, the number of foreign tourists to Vietnam reached over 6.8 million, with revenues of $ 6.61 billion. "Tourism in our country was born from the '60s, but since then we have not built a national tourism brand,” said Dr. Pham Trung Luong.


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Vietnam has first female police major general

Police Director of Kien Giang Province, Ms. Bui Tuyet Minh, 51, has become the first female police officer in Vietnam who was conferred the major general. Minh is also the first female police director of a province in Vietnam.

ADSL services less attractive amid new technologies

Big ADSL service providers, namely VNPT, Viettel and FPT have offered big preferences to new subscribers registering services in May 2013.

Vietnam gets puzzled in counting inbound tourists

Currently, all the foreigners entering the Vietnamese territory are counted as “foreign travelers.”

Local authorities fight each other to scramble for foreign investors

All localities have geared up for the race to lure more foreign investors, especially when economists have predicted a new foreign direct investment wave heading for Vietnam.

Sharp tour fee reductions cannot boost sales

VietNamNet Bridge – A paradox exists that tour fees have decreased sharply in the Tet high tourism season. However, the tour fee reductions still cannot help stimulate demand.

Vietnam tourism lacks money to produce good advertising clips

Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Hoang Thi Diep said that this agency wants to have many good clips to advertise in major markets, but due to limited funds, it does not have good products as desire.