Saint Gióng Festival nominated for World Cultural Heritage


VGP - Hà Nội’s People’s Committee has proposed the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) to prepare the records for the Saint Gióng Festival to become a World Immaterial Cultural Heritage.

Asian cities to join the 1000th anniversary of Thăng Long-Hà Nội


VGP - The Grand Celebration of the 1000th birthday of Thăng Long-Hà Nội and Việt Nam’s National Tourism Year 2010 in Hà Nội will draw the participation of all the other eight member cities of the Council for Promotion of Tourism in Asia (CPTA).

Hà Nội’s streets to be beautified with cherry blossoms


VGP - The Hà Nội Municipal People’s Committee has allowed the Green Area and Park Company to receive cherry blossoms from Japan and grow them along the city’s main streets.

Hà Nội targets building 4,879 houses for the poor before grand celebration


VGP – The People’s Committee of Hà Nội will fully or partly fund the construction of 4,879 houses for poor households before the capital city’s millennium.

Hà Nội to apply one-stop-shop model in all administrative offices


VGP – The Municipal People's Committee (MPC) of Hà Nội recently introduced a decision requiring all its administrative agencies to apply one-stop-shop mechanism in their daily work.

Nationwide emulative movement launched to welcome Hà Nội’s grand anniversary


VGP – PM Nguyễn Tấn Dũng, Chairman of the Central Council for Emulation and Commendation this morning officially launched a special emulative movement to call on the whole country to work up to the celebration of 1000th birthday of Thăng Long-Hà Nôi.

The millennium of Thăng Long-Hà Nội will last for ten days


VGP – The PM just approved the Program to celebrate the 1000th anniversary of Thăng Long-Hà Nội, of which the backbone is a ten-day grand festival on October 1-10, 2010.

Nationwide press contest launched to salute capital city’s millennium


VGP – A national journalism contest lasting till August 19, 2010, was officially opened on Wednesday to welcome the millennium of the capital city Thăng Long–Hà Nội.

Hà Nội eyes to be first cigarette smoke-free city


VGP – Hà Nội is planning a project to convert itself into Việt Nam’s first city without cigarette smoke in the run-up to the celebration of its 1000th anniversary.

US helps Hà Nội preserve ancient city-gate


VGP - US Ambassador to Việt Nam Michael Michalak on Wednesday announced a fund of US $74,500 for the restoration of Quan Chưởng City-gate, the only ancient gate remaining in Hà Nội.