Archive for March, 2011

No one controls and certifies gold quality

March 31, 2011
No one controls and certifies gold quality

LookAtVietnam – There are three goods inspection centers nationwide, but there is no gold inspection center. Therefore, no one can come forward and certify the quality of gold in Vietnam. If people come to gold shops to buy gold jewelry, they always hear the gold shops’ owners reassuring that the shops commit to sell pure [...]

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US professor receives honorary doctorate from Hanoi National University

March 31, 2011
US professor receives honorary doctorate from Hanoi National University

VietNamNet Bridge – The director of the Hanoi National University has conferred the honorary doctorate on Professor John Quelch in a recognition of the excellent achievements made by the professor in scientific research and his valuable contribution to cooperation with Vietnam. The ceremony took place in the afternoon of March 29, 2011. The marketing expert [...]

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Airfares may soon soar by up to 20 percent

March 31, 2011
Airfares may soon soar by up to 20 percent

VietNamNet Bridge – A 20 per cent rise in airfare ceiling prices has been proposed to solve difficulties for businesses. The proposal was discussed by the Ministry of Transport (MoT) and the Ministry of Finance (MoF) and a new ceiling price was expected by the end of next month. The proposal follows approaches by the [...]

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Vietnam Airlines yet to lose 5.2 mln-euro lawsuit

March 31, 2011
Vietnam Airlines yet to lose 5.2 mln-euro lawsuit

The Civil Court of Paris has rejected the lawsuit filed by lawyer Maurizio Liberati against the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines (VNA) thanks to new evidence showing signs of deception in this case. The two newly-founded confidential letters send by the plaintiff to Italian company Falcomar is considered as positive signs for VNA in the [...]

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Cheap rate not enough to attract travelers

March 31, 2011
Cheap rate not enough to attract travelers

VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam has gained a high ranking in the world’s tourism map. However, analysts have warned about the unsustainable development of its tourism industry. The latest report released by World Economic Forum (WEF) shows that Vietnam’s tourism competitiveness has jumped by nine rankings to 80th out of 139 countries and territories. Prevailing over [...]

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Vietnamese singers join hands for Japan

March 31, 2011

LookAtVietnam – Hanoi’s artists will perform in “Japan – the Sharing” show tonight, March 30, to raise fund for Japanese victims of quakes and tsunamis. VietNamNet Newspaper and the Hanoi Young Artist Association will be the bridge to transfer artists’ hearts to the audience and Japan. The show will have the presence of famous artists [...]

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Chinese film crew comes to Vietnam

March 31, 2011
Chinese film crew comes to Vietnam

LookAtVietnam – Brenda Wang Si Yi, who is very famous for playing the role of Pan Jinlian in “Water Margin” TV series in 1997, came to Vietnam for a week to play in a Chinese movie about the life of Sun Yat-sen. Brenda Wang Si Yi played Pan Jinlian in “Water Margin” Brenda Wang Si [...]

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EU Ambassador praises Vietnam’s “Great Wall”

March 31, 2011
EU Ambassador praises Vietnam’s “Great Wall”

LookAtVietnam – Visiting Truong Luy archaeological site in the central province of Quang Ngai last weekend, the head of the European Commission delegation to Vietnam Sean Doyle suggested Vietnam to quickly have detailed project to preserve this heritage. “We commit to assist Quang Ngai province in connecting EU member countries to help the province further [...]

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HCM City satisfied with first-quarter results

March 31, 2011
HCM City satisfied with first-quarter results

LookAtVietnam – The HCM City Party Committee said yesterday, March 29, that first quarter satisfactory results had been achieved, but priority should be given in the second to fight inflation. Convening the fourth meeting of its term, the committee reviewed socio-economic achievements of the first quarter and set targets for the second. The three-day meeting [...]

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Delta diesel scarcity hits rice harvest, fishing

March 30, 2011

VietNamNet Bridge – An acute diesel shortage has hit the Mekong Delta in the last few days because of smuggling to Cambodia where the fuel costs more. With the winter-spring rice harvest peaking, farmers, who require the fuel for their pumps, are forced to queue at gas stations from early morning. For the last several [...]

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Vietnam, Cuba foreign ministries to bolster ties

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Vietnam’s top diplomat has affirmed that the Foreign Ministry will closely cooperate with its Cuban counterpart to implement the agreements reached by the two...