Saigoneer

BackStories » Hanoi

in Hanoi

Hanoi Launches First-Ever Natural Gas-Powered Buses

Two bus routes, set up by Bao Yen Tourism, will run entirely on compressed natural gas (CNG). They officially opened in Hanoi on August 1, with a third route beginning August 9.

in Hanoi

Construction of Overpass on Au Co and Nghi Tam One Month Behind Schedule

On July 25, the Hanoi People’s Committee urged contractors to address construction problems and complete the overpass, which is already one month behind schedule.

in Hanoi

Measles Outbreak Potentially Looms in Hanoi

Hanoi’s Municipal Department of Health has stated the capital could be on the verge of a measles outbreak.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Authorities Reject Plan to Build Cable Car Across Red River

Last month, French company POMA proposed building a cable car in the capital, but authorities have rejected the plan, claiming the form of transport is not a priority.

in Hanoi

Over 50% of Rural Areas Outside Hanoi Now Have Access to Clean Water

Access to clean water has been an issue for people living in rural areas outside the capital for years, but that may soon change.

in Hanoi

Hanoi FC on Course for an Early V.League Championship

The last three matches of the 19th round of V.League 2018 wrapped up on July 15, including a match between Hanoi FC and Nam Dinh. Although the match ended in a 3-3 draw, Hanoi maintained their positio...

in Hanoi

Hanoi's Air Quality Improves in First Week of July

Hanoi's air pollution has turned itself around, with Hanoi recording a high number of "good" days in the first week of July.

in Hanoi

Hanoi to Host SEA Games in 2021

At a government meeting on July 9, Hanoi was selected to host the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31), which will take place between October and December 2021.

in Hanoi

Illegal Sand Mining Continues to Diminish Northern Vietnam’s Riverbanks

The banks of the Red River continue to be illegally mined for sand, with both the river itself and the livelihoods of local people being affected.

in Hanoi

Ho Tay Narrowly Avoids Another Large-Scale Fish Die-off

This weekend, fish in Hanoi’s biggest lake began to die once again.

in Hanoi

[Video] Hanoi Metro Line Makes Its First Test Run

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for. Almost.

in Hanoi

Hanoi to Remove All Unregistered Motorcycle Rickshaws From Streets

From June 30, around 4,300 of Hanoi’s motorcycle rickshaws will be impounded and eventually destroyed.

in Hanoi

Hanoi FC Matches V-League’s Record Unbeaten Run With Victory Over Quang Nam

Following a 1–0 victory over Quang Nam, Hanoi FC have extended their unbeaten run to 12 matches this season. If you include games from the end of last season, that number reaches 19.

in Hanoi

Formula One CEO Excited About Establishing a Race in Hanoi

The globally renowned race might feature in Vietnam’s ancient capital, possibly as soon as 2020.

in Hanoi

First-Ever Nude Photography Exhibition to Open in Hanoi This July

New ground will be broken in Hanoi this summer when the city sees its first-ever exhibition of nude photography.

in Hanoi

Vietnam U-23 to Play Against Barcelona U-23 at My Dinh Stadium This August

Thought the dust had settled on the excitement surrounding Vietnam’s U-23 football team? Think again…

in Hanoi

Open-Top Tourist Buses Rolling Into Hanoi Later This Month

  You heard it here first (unless you’ve been reading other news sources). Starting at the end of this month, open-top buses will begin taking tourists to all the main sightseeing spots in the c...

in Hanoi

Hanoi to Trial New Pedestrianized Street in Tay Ho Starting This Weekend

Following the success of the pedestrianized area around Hoan Kiem Lake, Tay Ho District will see its first traffic-free street open this weekend.

in Hanoi

Hanoi Fines Teacher for Calling Student 'Pig Brain,' Shuts Down English Center

A Vietnamese English language teacher achieved notoriety earlier this week by calling one of her students a "pig brain" after he refused to pay a VND100,000 (US$4.4) fine for failing to hand in his ho...

in Hanoi

Hanoi Trees to Be Axed to Make Way for Metro Line

To create space for one of Hanoi's upcoming metro stations, 41 trees will soon be cut down, while another 116 will be relocated to a nearby park.