Exploring marine life at Vietnam’s largest museum of sea creatures

Exploring marine life at Vietnam’s largest museum of sea creatures

NDO—Covering a total area of around 5,000m2 in the port district of Cau Da in the coastal city of Nha Trang, the National Oceanographic Museum of Vietnam provides visitors with amazing and vivid insight into marine life. The museum displays more than 22,000 specimens of 5,000 marine species, including rare marine mammals. (Feb 21, 2017)

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NDO - The year of 2016 was considered as a year full of challenges for Vietnam's economy as internal problems remained cumbersome while the international situation witnessed unpredictable developments. Nevertheless, Vietnam’s macro-economy continues to be maintained and consolidated, creating momentum for economic growth in 2017.  

Swimmer Anh Vien and dream of standardisation

  Jan 29, 2017
NDO – The decision to send swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien to the United States for long-term training five years ago has brought about a landmark of changes which has resulted in the formation of a model for discovering and training sport talents in accordance with international standards, featuring both subjective and objective factors. 

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  Jan 20, 2017
NDO – In recent years, instead of welcoming in the Lunar New Year at home, many Vietnamese families have opted to go travelling to experience the Tet atmosphere in domestic and international destinations. Aiming to meet the demand, during this year’s Tet holiday, travel agents have launched attractive tours, along with a range of promotional programmes. 

Prime Minister meets with int’l finance and business executives

  Jan 19, 2017
NDO/VNA—Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc met with President of the World Bank (WB) Jim Yong Kim, Director General of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) Roberto Azevêdo and Chairman of the Chinese Alibaba Group Jack Ma on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland on January 19.  

Message of peace

  Jan 18, 2017
NDO—A conference on peace in the Middle East took place on January 15 in Paris with the attendance of diplomats from over 70 countries, igniting international efforts seeking to terminate the prolonged conflict between Israel and Palestine. As the international community was concerned about the possible outbreak of a new spell of violence in the Middle East, the conference issued a joint statement in favour of a peaceful solution to the problems between the two states, claiming it was the only way to bring peace to the region.  

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EU faces major challenges ahead

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