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Hanoi (VNA) – Foreign ambassadors, officials from diplomatic agencies and international organisations as well as tourists gathered in Duong Lam ancient village in Hanoi’s outlying district of Son Tay on January 14 to enjoy Vietnamese traditional New Year (Tet), the most important festival of Vietnamese people in a year. Participants started their journey from a traditional Tet market at the Mong Phu communal house, in which they experienced Vietnamese calligraphy, folk music and culinary, and explored specialities of the locality. Then, they were introduced with traditional practices of Vietnamese people during Tet, as well as typical dishes prepared during the…

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Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker BYD Auto Co plans to build a plant in Vietnam to produce car parts, three people with knowledge of the plan told Reuters.The move would reduce the company’s reliance on China and deepen its supply chain in Southeast Asia as part of a global expansion. The investment in northern Vietnam would exceed $250 million, one of the people said, expanding parent BYD Co’s presence in Vietnam, where its electronic unit produces solar panels. The Xian-based carmaker, which outsold rival Tesla Inc in EVs by more than two to one in China last year, has been…

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A young man who was captured by junta soldiers while trying to help others flee a raid on his village in Sagaing Region’s Budalin Township on Tuesday was tortured to death, according to resistance sources. Kyaw Phyo, 29, was among three people found dead in the village of Shwe Taung following the unprovoked attack, an officer of the Budalin People’s Defence Force (PDF) told Myanmar Now. “He was helping other villagers get out when he was captured, tortured, and killed. His face was badly bruised and there were bullet wounds in his thigh and in his chest,” the PDF officer…

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HÀ NỘI — Prime Minister Phạm Minh Chính has asked the Ministry of Planning and Investment to enhance the business environment to utilise resources more efficiently for socio-economic development. PM Chính was speaking at a conference held by the Ministry of Planning and Investment on Wednesday to begin the implementation of tasks for 2023. The Prime Minister emphasised the need for the ministry to continue to work towards better consulting, planning, and macroeconomic management. He stressed the importance of closely monitoring regional and global developments, predicting and warning of potential challenges and opportunities, developing proactive scenarios to advise the government…

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HCM CITY — Almost four in five travelers in Asia are eager to travel internationally in 2023 as concerns around inflation and rising costs will likely not stop travelers from packing their bags, reported a new study conducted by Klook in November 2022 in nine markets, including Việt Nam. An overwhelming majority, about 81 per cent, are eager to travel internationally in the new year, with one third planning to take at least two to four trips. In Việt Nam, even though 75 per cent are worried about travel given economic uncertainties, 79 per cent plan to have more than…

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ĐỒNG THÁP — 10-year-old Thái Lý Hạo Nam who fell into a 35-metre deep concrete pillar in southern Đồng Tháp Province was pronounced dead late Wednesday afternoon, according to local authorities. Deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Đoàn Tấn Bửu told the press that the conclusion was made after assessing the time and location of the accident, which likely caused the victim multiple injuries, in addition to the harsh conditions inside the deep pit. Rescue workers are still trying to bring Nam’s body to ground level. Prior to the press briefing, the boy’s father was taken to the scene of…

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HANOI: Vietnam on Tuesday (Jan 3) mobilised soldiers and engineering experts to try free a 10-year-old boy trapped in a buried hollow concrete pillar on a construction site. Rescuers hope to raise the pillar from its 35-metre-deep (115-feet) hole and cut the boy, named Thai Ly Hao Nam, out – though after three days trapped inside, it is not clear whether he is still alive. The boy fell into the 25cm wide shaft of the pillar, sunk as part of a new bridge in Mekong delta province of Dong Thap, on Saturday, apparently while looking for scrap metal. A wider…

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