Ministry Urges Thorough Tet Preparation - News on 11 November 2016


Ministry urges thorough Tết preparation

The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT) has promulgated a directive on implementing solutions to ensure supply and demand balance and to stabilise the local market.

The directive is targeted at the year-end months and the upcoming Tết (Lunar New Year).

Accordingly, minister Trần Tuấn Anh required the provincial departments of industry and trade to evaluate goods demand and supply, especially essential products, to have active solutions to ensure market stabilisation. This could prevent goods shortage or inventories after the festival.

The departments were also asked to support and connect producers and distributors with credit institutions for loans with…

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Ha Noi sees strong growth in international arrivals

Ha Noi welcomed 3.2 million international tourist arrivals in the first ten months of 2016, up 23 percent year-on-year and close to the figure recorded in 2015 (3.36 million), according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

Of which, 2.3 million tourists made their stay in the capital, an increase of 24.4 percent from the same period last year.

Ha Noi’s leading tourist sources included China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Australia, France, the United States, Germany and Thailand.

If domestic holidaymakers were included, Ha Noi received over 18 million visitors during the period…

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Ethnic Mông culture to be feted in Hà Nội

Buckwheat flowers from the northern province of Hà Giang will be showcased at Lý Thái Tổ Park in downtown Hà Nội during a three-day cultural festival of Mông people starting today.

The event, designed to preserve and promote the cultural identity of the ethnic minority along with its integration, will feature a musical concert, a traditional costume fashion show, food festival and a series of traditional activities of the Mông, according to Trần Đức Quý, vice chairman of the Hà Giang People’s Committee.

“We will design the space of Lý Thái Tổ Park to reflect the mountainous region of Hà Giang…

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Việt Nam should find its own tourism solutions

South Korea has enjoyed steady growth in tourism. If the Korean Tourism Organisation has decided they will no longer fund promotion campaigns for any cheap tour from Việt Nam to South Korea ( less than US$538), it means they know what the country’s booming tourism industry needs to do to sustain high paying visitors.

According to a report of the Financial Times (2016), plastic surgery has been one of the most successful export areas for the country’s medical sector. The trend will create a boom in demand for medical services – a dynamic that the government is keen to complement by promoting rapid growth in the country’s medical tourism, pharmaceutical and medical equipment industries.

It shows that the government sees the great potential in this…

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Head Photo by: Khanh Hmoong