Vietnam’s 10-month trade surplus hits five-year record high of US$24.6 billion
Vietnam maintained a positive trade balance of US$3 billion in October, raising the country’s total trade surplus during January – October 2023 to more than US$24.6 billion, the highest in five years, according to Radio the Voice of Vietnam.
More direct flights from Kazakhstan to central Vietnam’s Khanh Hoa province
According to VOV, several companies have announced plans to increase direct flights connecting the major Kazakh cities of Almaty and Astana with Khanh Hoa province in southcentral Vietnam as part of efforts to meet the travel demand needs of tourists for the winter vacation season.
Construction of North-South high-speed rail route to begin by 2030
The Vietnamese Government has initiated plans to begin construction of a North-South high-speed rail route by 2030 and put it into operation by 2045, according to VOV News.
Vietnamese security experts honoured at world’s leading cyber-attack contest
Pwn2Own Toronto 2023, the world’s leading contest in cyber-attacks, gives the first prize to a team of Viettel Cyber Security, a member of Viettel Group, said Radio the Voice of Vietnam.
Travel website Booking.com names Mui Ne among top six budget-friendly fall escapes for World Savings Day
According to VOV, travel website Booking.com has named Mui Ne in the southcentral province of Binh Thuan among the top six budget-friendly fall escapes for World Savings Day that falls on October 31, a day dedicated to highlighting the benefits of saving for the future.
UNESCO recognizes Dong Van Karst Plateau as Global Geopark for 3rd time
The northern mountainous province of Ha Giang on October 29 held a ceremony to receive UNESCO’s recognition of the Dong Van Karst Plateau as a global geopark for the third time, according to Vietnam News Agency.
Hanoi Mega Sale 2023 kicks off
Hanoi Mega Sale 2023 was kicked off by the Hanoi Promotion Agency, in collaboration with relevant departments and agencies in the capital city on October 27 evening, said the Vietnam News Agency.
Vietnamese grapefruit exports rise sharply
After officially entering the United States and New Zealand markets, the nation’s grapefruit exports during the opening eight months of the year increased sharply by 144% against the same period from last year, VOV quoted figures given by the Vietnam Fruit and Vegetable Association.
Coconut nectar drink officially enters US market for first time
The Tra Vinh FARM Co. Ltd. (Sokfarm) in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh on October 25 officially exported its first batch of fresh coconut nectar drink to the US, said the Vietnam News Agency.
Digital travel platform Agoda releases its first Vietnam’s New Horizons
Digital travel platform Agoda released its first Vietnam’s New Horizons list on October 24, featuring some upcoming and lesser-known destinations, reported VOV.
Vietnam among largest suppliers of mango to RoK
Vietnam has become the third largest supplier of mango to the Republic of Korea (RoK), with its market share rising in the RoK’s total imports, VOV quoted figures of the Import-Export Department of the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT).
Night tour to Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam opens
A pilot tour to explore Van Mieu – Quoc Tu Giam (Temple of Literature) in Hanoi at night aims to promote the unique value of the special national relic site - Van Mieu - Quoc Tu Giam, towards attracting more visitors to the monument at night, and diversifying tourism products in Hanoi, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
Vietnamese products displayed at MEGA Show Hong Kong (China) 2023
Products of about 70 Vietnamese handicraft and gift companies are being exhibited at the MEGA Show Hong Kong (China) 2023 from October 21-23, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
Well-known Dutch DJ to arrive Ho Chi Minh City for performances
World-renowned DJ Don Diablo of the Netherlands will arrive in Ho Chi Minh City to perform at the “Ho Do” International Music Festival 2023, which is scheduled to take place on December 24, reported VOV.
Tan Hoa tourism village in central Quang Binh province named among the Best Tourism Villages 2023
According to VNA, Tan Hoa in the central province of Quang Binh has been named among the Best Tourism Villages 2023 by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).
Vietnam, Lao to develop linking railway project
A joint venture between Vietnamese infrastructure developer Deo Ca Group JSC and Petroleum Trading Lao Public Company (PetroTrade) has been allowed to develop a railway project linking the two countries, according to Vietnam News Agency.
Bustling international flights to Phu Quoc at year-end
Phu Quoc (Kien Giang Province) will welcome more international flights in the coming months, bringing positive signs for the tourism industry in Pearl Island, said Radio the Voice of Vietnam.
British magazine Tatler praises Da Nang as destination to suit all travel needs
The central city of Da Nang is fast becoming a popular destination among young people thanks to the recent array of posts and reels going viral on social media, resulting in a steady increase in tourist numbers over recent years for multiple attractions, reported VOV.
Fruit, vegetable exports predicted to hit new record
Fruit and vegetable exports have hit a new record and forecast to bring home over 5.5 billion USD in 2023, according to Vietnam News Agency.
Vietnam’s new e-visa policy facilitates group
According to VNA, Vietnam’s new e-visa policy, which took effect from August 15, has facilitated group and MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences, and events) tours, insiders have said.
Vietnam is Cambodia’s third largest trading partner
Two-way trade turnover between Vietnam and Cambodia rose 3% in the first nine months of this year to reach 4.77 billion USD, VOV quoted statistics from the Cambodian Ministry of Economy and Finance.
UK’s travel operator launches new solo tour to Vietnam and Cambodia
Newmarket Holidays, one of the UK's leading and independently-owned tour operators, has launched a new tour to Vietnam and Cambodia specifically aimed at solo travelers, reported VOV.
Phu Quoc named among world’s top islands
The American travel magazine Condé Nast Traveler (CN Traveler) has listed Phu Quoc island off the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang as one of the world’s top islands in 2023, said the Vietnam News Agency.
Vegetarian restaurant in HCM City named among Tripadvisor list
Hum, a restaurant located in Ho Chi Minh City, has been named among the 25 best ‘vegetarian-friendly’ restaurants in the world, as voted for by Tripadvisor readers, according to VOV News.
Construction of two sections of Ho Chi Minh road approved
A project worth over 3.9 trillion VND (159.8 million USD) on building the two sections of Ho Chi Minh Road in the Mekong Delta provinces of Kien Giang and Bac Lieu has been approved by the Ministry of Transport, said the Vietnam News Agency.
India's leading travel magazine suggests must-know facts about Vietnamese cuisine
Vietnamese cuisine represents a tantalising blend of flavours, colours, and textures that have captured the hearts and taste buds of food enthusiasts worldwide, VOV reported a recent article published by India's leading travel magazine Outlook Traveler.
Youth’s role in digital transformation highlighted
The 7th International Students Science Forum was held in Ho Chi Minh City from October 6-8 to highlight the role of the youth in digital transformation, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
Japan pours more than US$2.6 billion into six projects in Khanh Hoa
Six Japanese projects worth over 2.65 billion USD has been carried out in Khanh Hoa province, accounting for nearly 70% of the total foreign direct investment in the locality, Vietnam News Agency quoted the information at the Khanh Hoa – Japan investment promotion conference held in Nha Trang city on October 7.
Vietnam’s among largest suppliers of rubber to China
Vietnam emerged as the second largest supplier of rubber to China during the opening eight months of the year with 976,100 tonnes worth US$1.3 million, VOV News quoted statistics from China's customs authorities.
Vietnam’s medical achievements praised by WHO leader
Achievements of the Vietnamese health sector were praised by Director-General of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in his congratulatory video sent to the sector on October 5, according to the Vietnam News Agency.