Vietnam is rapidly urbanising, both spatially and demographically; despite a large amount of urban expansion, its cities are becoming denser, said a report released by the World Bank (WB) on January 26.
Despite the launch of new motorbike models and promotions, the number of motorbikes sold continues to fall, the Dau Tu (Investment Review) newspaper reports. The Vietnam Registration Agency said, more than 2.9 million motorbikes were registered last year, while the figure was 3.272 million in 2013, 3.282 million in 2012 and 3.671 million in 2011.
The Trang An complex in the northern province of Ninh Binh received a certificate from UNESCO certificate officially recognising it as a combined natural and cultural World Heritage site at a grand ceremony on January 23.
The Mekong Delta region aims to bring the rate of poor households to 4.5 percent in 2015, or down by 1.2-1.3 percent year-on-year, according to the Steering Committee for the Southwestern Region.