The central city of Danang — which already boasts a plethora of industrial parks, export processing zones and economic zones — has recently seen even more promise in development and economics, with 23 domestic and foreign investment projects kicking off in the coastal city as of the 23rd of last month.
Following a recent flurry of delayed or cancelled flights, Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport has taken matters into their own hands with the introduction of futuristic sleep pods in the terminal.
Central Vietnam is enjoying the travel spotlight this month, with two beautiful beaches stealing two spots in the Top 25 Best Beaches In Asia category in the 2014 Travelers’ Choice Award on popular travel site Trip Advisor.
Japanese encephalitis and head-foot-mouth disease have proven themselves to be a recurring problem in Vietnam, with cases of Japanese encephalitis over the past six months spreading to 31 regions, and affecting 325 people including five fatal cases.
Last month budget airline Jetstar Pacific began operating daily international services between China’s Macau, Danang and Hanoi. Beginning on Mar. 28, Jetstar Pacific now offers two flights departing daily from Danang International Airport, and one flight from Hanoi daily.
Nguyen Ha Dong, the developer behind the popular Flappy Bird mobile game, was recently named one of the 11 most influential people who “played a crucial role in the development of [mobile apps], whether by creating a crucial feature or starting an important trend”.
Van Phuc silk village in Ha Dong recently earned recognition as the oldest Vietnamese craft village still in operation. The village is 10km outside of Central Hanoi.