Slow development of resettlement zones blamed for Long Thanh Airport delay

Dong Nai (VNA) – Leaders in Dong Nai have criticised the provincial project management board for delays to resettlement zones for people who have to relocate for the construction of Long Thanh International Airport in the southern province. This in turn has caused lengthy delays in land acquisition for the project. The management board has […]

Long An’s district recognised as new-style rural area

Hanoi (VNA) – Chau Thanh district in the Mekong Delta province of Long An has been named as a new-style rural area following a recent decision signed by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. After eight years of the implementation of the National Target Programme on New-Style Rural Area Building, the district fulfilled all criteria set […]

Slow development of resettlement zones blamed for Long Thành Airport delay

The management board failed to demonstrate efforts to prepare the necessary legal documents for the start of technical and social infrastructure development at the Lộc An-Bình Sơn and Bình Sơn resettlement zones, said Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Trần Văn Vĩnh.

Long An’s district recognized as new-style rural area

Chau Thanh district has been named as a new-style rural area. More than 1.7 trillion VND (73.19 million USD) were mobilized to carry out the program. Of which, local residents and businesses contributed 23.8 percent and 10.6 percent, respectively, while the rest came from the State budget.

Northern province bars cruise passengers from epidemic-stricken areas

Warning other localities not to repeat the act, Dam said while they need to strictly implement immigration and quarantine procedures with respect to foreign visitors and vehicles coming from epidemic-affected areas, they must ensure these do not affect tourism and business activities.

Quang Ninh streamlines steps to welcome cruise ships amidst coronavirus fears

He asked provincial officials and relevant agencies to provide specific schedules on the arrival of cruise ships from safe areas, including the list of passengers registering to go onshore, so that relevant units can ensure safety when welcoming foreign visitors.

Caribbean dream: mixing it up in the Grenadines

For now, the plan was to make contact with a Caribbean that is the antithesis of the Mustique experience. In this, Brent – known locally as Bushman – was something of a godsend. I’d found him through a tip from Bec but the only advertising for his bush walks appeared to be a tatty flyer […]


On Wednesday in Strasbourg, France, the European Parliament (EP) gave its consent to the ratification of the EU-Viet Nam Free Trade Agreement (EVFTA) and EU-Viet Nam Investment Protection Agreement (EVIPA), which EP member Geert Bourgeois described ‘the most comprehensive and ambitious free trade agreements that the EU has signed with a developing country for the […]

Caribbean islands: readers’ travel tips

Snorkelling and diving, Roatán Roatán, one of the Honduras Bay islands, is full of character but overlooked by most European travellers. Combine snorkelling and diving on the world’s second largest coral reef with a stay in one of the quirky and affordable accommodation options in the West End. Family-owned Hotel Chillies and the associated diving […]

Hanoi to inspect use and management of apartment buildings

The move aims to solve difficulties and clarify the cause and responsibilities of State management agencies, authorities, businesses and people in the management, operation and use of apartment buildings. Apartment buildings to be inspected in the second quarter of this year include those in Long Bien, Nam Tu Liem, Bac Tu Liem, Ha Dong, Thanh Xuan, […]