Dung Quat Oil Refinery under maintenance

Dung Quat Oil Refinery under maintenance

NDO – In the extreme heat of the central region, thousands of experts, engineers and workers participating in the third phase of Dung Quat Oil Refinery Plant Maintenance are urgently and precisely working on each task to quickly put the billion-dollar petrochemical complex, the heart of Vietnam’s industry, back into operation.  (Jul 02, 2017)


‘Silk Road’ in Hoi An city

  Jun 13, 2017
NDO – Over 300 years ago, Hoi An ancient town, in the central province of Quang Nam, was a famous trading port and was considered as the centre of the legendary Silk Road, bringing silk products from Vietnam’s southern region to China, Japan and various European countries. 

Colourful street show held as part of ASEAN+ children festival

  Jun 04, 2017
NDO – A colourful street show took place around Hoan Kiem (Sword) Lake in Hanoi on June 3, as part of the ongoing ASEAN+ Children Festival.  

A charming north-western region begins new rice season

  May 23, 2017
NDO – May arrives with early summer rains starting to pour down, drawing water from the upper streams into the North-western region. Terraced rice fields take off their boring brown coat of winter to enter a new crop season. 

Colourful flowers in Uncle Ho’s “garden”

  May 19, 2017
NDO – “… Admiring various types of flowers in Uncle Ho’s garden, we still feel his cherished presence around, species of flowers from regions far away, gathering here to bloom and omit their sweet fragrances, reminding us of the President’s sacrifices…” 

Hanoi turns purple with giant crape-myrtle flowers

  May 19, 2017
NDO - Hanoi’s summer is welcomed by not only the songs of cicadas, the calls of koels and the reddish hues of flamboyant flowers, but also the bright purple tones of giant crape-myrtle flowers, known in Vietnamese as bang lang. 

Colourful Dong Van market in Ha Giang

  Apr 15, 2017
NDO – Dong Van is the northernmost district of Ha Giang province and located in the most unique karst plateau geopark in Vietnam. Arriving in Dong Van, tourists will have the chance to admire the majestic beauty of rolling mountains and forests as well as to learn more about the daily life of Dong Van residents. The Dong Van market is one of the most popular visiting sites for tourists. 

Ritual commemorates soldiers of ancient Hoang Sa Flotilla

  Apr 14, 2017
NDO - The Feast and Commemoration Festival for Hoang Sa (Paracel) flotilla soldiers (Le khao le the linh Hoang Sa) was held on April 12 in An Vinh commune, Ly Son district, the central province of Quang Ngai. 

White lilies suggest the beginning of summer

  Apr 10, 2017
NDO – They may not be colourful or fragrant, but lilies are an all-time favourite with many. Fondly called the flower of April or simply summer flowers, lilies bloom only once a year. Unlike the vibrant roses, which bloom throughout the year, lilies are short-lived and last for only a month in April. 

Nomad life frames in Ninh Thuan

  Apr 08, 2017
NDO – Ninh Thuan is a province in the South Central Coast region of Vietnam. Coming to Ninh Thuan, one can see images of nomadic people, with their sheep in farms, fields and mountain slopes. 

Hanoi in young leaf season

  Apr 07, 2017
NDO – As old leaves shed to make way for new ones, Hanoi soaks in an array of charming spring colours. As new leaves sprout, they turn the capital city into an artist’s magical palette. 

Vietnam Book Day attracts thousands of book lovers

  Apr 07, 2017
NDO – The fourth Vietnam Book Day – 2017, entitled, ‘Book and Development of community knowledge’, officially kicked off on April 6 at Thong Nhat Part in Hanoi. 

Hanoi turns off the lights during Earth Hour 2017

  Mar 26, 2017
NDO – In response to the Earth Hour Campaign 2017, a turning off the lights ceremony with the message "Lights off to turn on the future" was held on the evening of March 25 at the August Revolution Square in Hanoi organised by the Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Hanoi People's Committee. 

Bombax ceiba flowers in full bloom

  Mar 24, 2017
NDO – As usual each year, bombax ceiba flowers are in full bloom by the end of March and early April in rural areas and the northwest region.  

Indian Holi festival celebrated in Hanoi

  Mar 20, 2017
NDO – Holi, the festival of colours, is a traditional festival celebrated by Hindus in India and several other countries. Those who joined the event in Hanoi on March 19 were treated to an array of Indian dishes and had the chance to throw colourful powder at each other.