Places to kick off your New Year in Vietnam, from North to South

A major north-south sky highway of Vietnam was officially put into exploitation at 7am today, announced the Vietnam Air Traffic Management (VATM).(Photo:SGGP)The system was built in line with regional navigation 5 (RNAV5) and standard of the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), suitable for modern aircrafts with long distance flights.The north-south sky highway will shorten distance and time between flights, reduce the consumption of fuel and exhaust gas in the environment.According to the Vietnam Air Traffic Management, the Vietnam's north-south air route is ranked one of air routes operating eventfully in the world with nearly 700 flights a day.By Bich Quyen- Translated by Huyen Huong... [read more]

Vietnam is full of energy with which to enter a new year full of many important events: the 85th anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, the 70th anniversary of the August Revolution and National Day, the 40th anniversary of the liberation of southern Vietnam and national reunification, the 125th birthday of President Ho Chi Minh, and 30 years of national renewal toward socialism. Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said cooperation, integration, and solidarity will be Vietnam’s external relations strategy.93 million Vietnamese people in Vietnam and 4.5 million overseas Vietnamese will be asked to contribute opinions to Vietnam’s revised Civil…... [read more]

Street art performances will take place at 10:30 a.m. on December 31, including a parade called “Winter Festival” with nearly 100 artists taking part.Holiday-makers can expect to watch street music band performances, body paintings, and street magic and bubble shows.The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Sports is joining forces with Dam Sen Park operator Phu Tho Tourist Service Co, a subsidiary of Saigontourist, to organize Dragon Dance Championship -Dam Sen Cup.More than 40 dragon dance troupes in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces, including Hang Anh Duong, Tam Hoa Duong, Phuoc Duyen Duong, Hao Quang Duong…... [read more]

The approval was given with over 83 per cent of the NA delegates voting in favour of the project.Accordingly, the total investment capital of the 654-kilometre project will be over VND118 trillion ($5.36 billion), VND55 trillion ($2.5 billion) of which will come from the state. The total area is estimated at over 3,700 hectares, with over 1,000ha being paddy land.In the 2017-2020 period, the project will be divided into 11 components, including the Cao Bo-Bai Vot, the Cam Lo-La Son, the Nha Trang-Dau Giay sections, and My Thuan 2 Bridge.The NA asked the government to make careful preparations to kick…... [read more]

(Cinet)- Vietnam is the home to 54 ethnic minority groups. Each ethnic minority group has its own festivals, customs, beliefs and farming practice. For some ethnic minority groups, New Year lasts about half a month, during which time many exciting cultural and community activities will take place. Following are traditional New Year customs of some ethnic minority groups in Vietnam. 1. New Year of Muong ethnic minority  In term of sequence and customs, the New Year of Muong ethnic minority people is quite similar to the New Year of Kinh people. There is a unique tradition of “sac bua” singing…... [read more]

(Cinet)- Going to New Year flower markets is a habit and traditional culture of many Vietnamese people. From north to south, the flower markets are listed as follows: Hanoi’s flower marketsHang Luoc flower market, Buoi market and some famous night flower markets in Hanoi in Nghi Tam, along with the ancient flower villages of Quang Ba, Quang An and Tu Lien are named a flower paradise in a capital of Vietnam. Every Lunar New Year, the markets opens from the 19th to the 30th day of the last month of the year. In addition to fresh flowers, there are also…... [read more]

VietNamNet Bridge - The north-south highway would have a total length of 2,100 kilometers, running across 32 provinces and cities, and would be built in three phases.In the first phase, 2017-2020, 11 component projects will be implemented, with 654 kilometers of highway built across 13 provinces and cities.The total investment capital for the phase is estimated at VND120 trillion. Of this, VND55 trillion will be sourced from government bonds and VND64 trillion from private investors.The project is marked as urgent as transportation demand is increasing rapidly, and there is still no capability to build a high-speed railway.Huynh The Du, a…... [read more]

HÀ NỘI — The National Assembly deputies yesterday passed an investment plan for the construction of the eastern North-South Expressway at the 14th parliament’s fourth session. With the approval of 83.1 per cent of the deputies, some eastern sections of North-South Expressway with a total length of 654km will be built during the 2017-2020 period. Specifically, sections from Cao Bồ (Nam Định Province) to Bãi Vọt (Hà Tĩnh Province), Cam Lộ (Quảng Trị Province) to La Sơn (Thừa Thiên-Huế Province), Nha Trang (Khánh Hòa Province) to Dầu Giây (Đồng Nai Province) and the Mỹ Thuận 2 Bridge will be built…... [read more]

Tet holidays are the days of relaxation, happiness and joy. And similar to pine tree for Christmas holiday in the West, Vietnamese also use many kinds of flowers and plants to decorate their house in this special period. Some names can be listed out: Chrysanths, marigold, Mao Ga flower, paperwhite flower, lavender, to name a few. Some people nowadays even use orchid and rose, although this is not yet popular. And above all, there are 3 kinds of plants that can not be missing in Tet holidays: peach flower, ochna integerrima and marumi kumquat. Peach flower and marumi kumquat are…... [read more]

Rainy and cold weather has been predicted during the western New Year holiday in the north.It will be cold with a chance of showers on New Year Eve in the northeastern part of Vietnam while weather will be cool in the highlands and the south. Despite rainy and cold weather, many people want to welcome a New Year on streetsThe rainy and cold weather will last until January 2-3, 2010 in the northeastern region. Temperatures during the day should be around 17-20C degrees and 10-13C degrees at nights, according to Le Thanh Hai, Deputy Manager of the National Center for…... [read more]