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Travellers from affected areas must be quarantined: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has ordered continued quarantine and close monitoring of those entering Vietnam from regions hit by coronavirus outbreak.

Experts eye fix for condotel woes

Experts believe the State's issuance of ownership certificates for non-residential real estate projects will solve existing difficulties in Vietnam’s real estate market.

Vietnamese female badminton players win in first round of Austrian Open

Top Vietnamese female badminton players Vu Thi Trang and Nguyen Thuy Linh have won in the first round of the Austria Open.

ASEAN Para Games delayed indefinitely

The ASEAN Para Games in the Philippines have been delayed indefinitely because of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19), according to the Vietnam Paralympic Association (VPA).

Vietnam chairs AICHR’s 30th meeting in Hanoi

The 30th meeting of the ASEAN Inter-Governmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) took place in Hanoi from February 18-21.

Vietnam invited to join EU training mission in Central Africa Republic

The High Representative of the European Union (EU) for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, Josep Borrell Fontelles has invited Vietnam to send peacekeeping officers to join the EU training mission in Central Africa Republic.

VN’s GDP growth to reach 6.25 percent if COVID-19 outbreak is contained in Q1

Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP) growth is expected to reach 6.25 percent in 2020 if the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) is contained within the first quarter of this year, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

Six nCoV patients cured, discharged from hospital

Three patients from the northern province of Vinh Phuc infected with the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) have recovered and were discharged from the National Hospital of Tropical Diseases (NHTD) in Hanoi on February 10.

Vietnam, Laos boost security cooperation

Politburo member and Minister of Public Security To Lam has affirmed that the Vietnamese Ministry of Public Security will do its best to further comprehensive cooperation with Lao counterparts to meet demand in the new situation.

NA Standing Committee’s 42nd session to open next week

The 42nd session of the National Assembly Standing Committee will take place in Hanoi from February 10 – 11, the NA Office said in its communiqué on February 6.

Defence cooperation – pillar of Vietnam-Russia relations

Developing the comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia is a top priority of Vietnam, with defence cooperation as a pillar of the bilateral relationship, Vietnamese Minister of National Defence Gen. Ngo Xuan Lich said.

nCoV-triggered school closures a headache for VN parents

An abrupt decision to close all schools in more than two dozen localities to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus has caught parents off guard, forcing many to desperately seek for an alternative to their children’s daycare.

Large-cap firms report at least US$130 million in pre-tax profit

Most large-cap firms have released full-year earnings reports for 2019 with 29 companies reporting a pre-tax profit of more than VND3 trillion (roughly US$130 million).

Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival opens in Ninh Binh

The Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival kicked off in Gia Vien district of the northern mountainous province of Ninh Binh on January 30, the sixth day of the Lunar New Year.

Bo Da Pagoda’s woodblocks on display in Bac Giang

Carved woodblocks bearing the Sutras of Zen Buddhism at Bo Da Pagoda in Viet Yen district, the northern province of Bac Giang are being showcased at an exhibition that opened in the pagoda on Jan 29.

Dream of powerful and prosperous Vietnam will come true: Deputy PM

Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue expressed his belief in the bright future of Vietnam in an interview with VNA on the occasion of the Lunar New Year, which falls on January 25.

Artisan dedicates life to ritual singing

The beautiful melody of traditional instruments and the charming lyrics of chau van (trance ritual singing) have enchanted Ta Thi Bich Loc since she was a small child.

Ancient painting genre revived with family tradition

It's a bright sunny day in Ho Village in the northern province of Bac Ninh, and locals awake to the sound of machines printing votive money for the dead as they set about their daily routines.

Ginger jam makes Tet warm

The ginger ‘jam’ made in Kim Long Ward, Hue City, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, stands out for its authenticity and absence of additives. 

US Ambassador releases carps to see off Kitchen Gods

US Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel J. Kritenbrink on January 15 performed the Vietnamese traditional New Year ritual of releasing carps into a lake to bid farewell to the Kitchen Gods at Kim Lien pagoda in Hanoi.