News on 20 September 2016


1) Hanoi to build dozens of hotels

Vietnam Breaking News

Hanoi's authorities want to see 20 high-class hotels on prime locations developed in the city centre. Several office and apartment complexes will now be converted into hotels projects.

The Tan Hoang Minh Company’s apartment and commercial project at 22-24 Hang Bai Street and 25-27 Hai Ba Trung that covers 4,000 square metres will instead be made into an up-market hotel project.

Le Vinh, director of the Department of Planning and Investment said they were seeking opinions to carry out the five-star hotel project on Ly Thai To Street, by Hoan Kiem Lake, because this area has two old villas built before 1945.

The office building project on Tran Quang Khai Street was transformed into the Park Hyatt Hanoi Hotel and a five-star hotel on Giang Vo Street is being built.

According to Hanoi Chairman Nguyen Duc Chung, the city wants to increase accommodation capacity by 20,000 rooms or 20 hotels in Hoan Kiem District and on busy streets such as Ly Thai To, Hang Bai and Hai Ba Trung...

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2) Vietnam to participate in two international film festivals

Vietnam Breaking News

After being selected for the 2017 Oscars, the Vietnamese film “Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh” (Yellow flowers on green grass) has been invited to two other international cinema events, the Fukuoka International Film Festival and the 60th BFI London Film Festival.

The 60th BFI London Film Festival will take place from October 5th to 16th, 2016. The film “Toi thay hoa vang tren co xanh” was invited to participate in the Family segment. The film content was updated on the festival’s website. The Fukuoka International Film Festival is taking place in Japan from September 15th to 25th. Other eight Vietnamese films will also be introduced at the event. The film, by Vietnamese-American director Victor Vu, has won Best Film at the TFF Kids International Film Festival 2016.

It is based on the hit novel by Nguyen Nhat Anh, telling about the childhood of two brothers in the 1980s. Brothers Thieu and Tuong live in a rural area and are both best friends and …

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3) Kon Tum wastewater facilities inspected

Viet Nam News

HÀ NỘI – Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment inspectors are working with six factories that own 200cu.m and above daily capacity wastewater discharge systems in the Central Highlands (Tây Nguyên) province of Kon Tum.

The inspection, which will last 45 days, started last Friday and involves an assessment of the wastewater discharge system of six factories that are suspected to be causing environmental pollution in the river basin in Kon Tum, according to a ministry official.

The six factories are Phương Hoa Ltd.Co’s tapioca processing factory in Đăk Glei District, Vạn Lợi Ltd.Co’s latex processing factory in Kon Tum City, Quảng Ngãi Foodstuff and Agricultural product Joint-stock Company’s alcohol and tapioca factory in Đắk Tô District, as well as Kon Tum Sugar Joint-stock Company in Kon Tum City’s Vĩnh Quang Commune and Thuận Lợi MTV Ltd.Co’s latex processing factory.

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4) 6 coffee shops with the best view of Saigon’s walking street

Vietnam Breaking News

Nested in some of the city's oldest apartments, the cafés overlook Nguyen Hue and offer a panorama of the main street. The café scene in Saigon is getting off the ground. Literally.

More shops are vying for spaces on high floors in old apartment buildings to give customers the best view of Nguyen Hue, the pedestrian-only street in the city downtown.

The 900-meter-long street is the famous venue for public events and a place of gatherings for families and friends, especially on weekends. From 6 p.m. to 1 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, vehicles are banned to make room for pedestrians. Want a break from walking?

Choose one of these cafés and enjoy the view of the beautiful street below. Saigon Oi It's on the fifth floor of an old apartment block at 42 Nguyen Hue. Spacious and elegantly furnished, Saigon Oi is a great place to work or relax. It draws scores of young people with an impressive menu of drinks, cakes and salads

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