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.

Hà Nội centers on projects to welcome its millennium


VGP – To celebrate its 1000th anniversary, Hà Nội will complete 47 commemorative works, including 35 ones to be finished by 2010.

Hà Nội stimulates consumption with 2nd promotion month


VGP – Drawing 350-500 sellers and about 1,000 promotion shops throughout the city, the Promotion Month, hosted by Hà Nội in November, is expected to warm up domestic consumption.

Hà Nội speeds up poverty alleviation


VGP - Hà Nội plans to allocate VND 155 billion to implement the Program on socio-economic development in disadvantaged communes in ethnic minority and mountainous areas (Program 135) within 2009-2010.

Online contest on Hà Nội for foreigners and overseas Vietnamese launched


VGP - The Hà Nội Union of Friendship Associations yesterday kick-started an online contest named "Hà Nội - Your rendezvous" for foreigners and overseas Vietnamese in 2009-2010.