The central city of Hue is making its first attempt to tidy the look of urban places busy with tourists in an attempt to reduce complaints about the messy environment.
VOV.VN - On February 10, Xuan Truong Construction Company opened the third waterway for operation at Trang An eco-tourism site to serve tourists visiting the Trang An Scenic Landscape complex.
Sixteen traffic accidents killed 14 people and injured 20 others across Vietnam on September 2 as the country observed its National Day.
VOV.VN - The Department of Culture and Sports in northern Ha Giang Province has unveiled a new project aimed at the development of water and aquatic sports as an active tourism component in the region.
Of the 407 petrol stations to be opened in Ho Chi Minh City from now until 2030, 62 of them will be on boats on local waterways.
The first logistics project in the high technology park of the central city of Danang has been approved with total registered capital of VND316 billion (US$14 million).
A small industry enabling tourists to explore Ho Chi Minh City via its 2,000km worth of waterways has been 'grounded' after emerging in 2011.
An environmental expert has called on the Tien Giang administration to pull the plug on a Taiwan-invested paper project he says may pollute one of the most important waterways in the province as well as the Mekong Delta.
Vietnam needs nearly VND825 billion (US$36.7 million) to ensure waterway traffic safety and upgrade waterway infrastructure by 2018, the latest report of the Vietnam Inland Waterways Administration (VIWA) has said.
Flood-prevention projects in HCM City will require an additional expenditure of at least US$3.22 billion over the next five years, according to a report from the city’s Department of Planning and Investment.
Stricter punishments are needed for violations of waterway traffic safety, illegal mineral exploiting and dyke safety in Hanoi, said Nguyen The Hung, deputy chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee in a recent conference held in the capital.
The Ministry of Education and Training has called for more education campaigns to raise students’ awareness of injury and drowning prevention, following a number of drowning cases involving many children recently.
Vietnam should expedite ratification of the 1997 United Nations Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational Uses of International Waterways, according to experts.