There are four flights a week in either direction on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays, the budget carrier said in a release on Monday. The first flight from Hanoi to the Indian capital left on December 7. It is a thrice-weekly service on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. For decades airlines in the two countries disregarded the other market, but last month Indian carrier IndiGo launched direct flights from the eastern Indian city of Kolkata to HCMC and Hanoi, the first ever direct flights between the two countries. Randir Brar of Indian travel agency Destinos India told VnExpress that the number of Indian visitors to Vietnam could see a surge following the launch of the direct flights. "The direct air routes will help cut traveling time between the two countries from 15 to six hours, making it easier for Indians to travel to Vietnam." Vietjet had announced plans for a HCMC-New Delhi service in July last year, but they failed to materialize. India is one of the fastest … [Read more...] about Vietjet Air begins flying to India
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Nation Japan’s JEBO apologizes for misunderstanding Hanoi leader’s statement The Saigon Times Daily Tuesday, Dec 10, 2019,19:46 (GMT+7) Japan’s JEBO apologizes for misunderstanding Hanoi leader’s statementThe Saigon Times Daily A Japanese expert from the Japan Environment and Business Organization installs equipment to clean up the heavily polluted To Lich River in Hanoi in May 2019 – PHOTO: TNO HCMC – The Japan Environment and Business Organization (JEBO) has yet to seek permission from the government of Hanoi City to clean up a section of the To Lich River and has tendered an apology to the municipal chairman, Nguyen Duc Chung, over the misunderstanding. JEBO said in a statement today, December 12, that on reviewing an official letter from the Hanoi government in May 2019 and the entire pilot river clean-up process, the organization admitted that the letter does not grant JEBO the … [Read more...] about Japan’s JEBO apologizes for misunderstanding Hanoi leader’s statement
Hanoi authorities say the application of Nano-Bioreactor technology to treat To Lich River pollution hasn't brought satisfactory results, but the Japanese side has rejected the conclusion. The Hanoi City Delegation of National Assembly Deputies held a meeting with voters in Thanh Xuan district several days ago in which city leaders answered questions about the fate of To Lich, the 100-year old river which is dying because of pollution. Hanoi authorities say the application of Nano-Bioreactor technology to treat To Lich River pollution hasn't brought satisfactory results, but the Japanese side has rejected the conclusion. “The last choice is to build a sewage system that collects waste water along the river banks which will be sent to Yen Xa waste water plant for treatment,” Duc said. Kim Chi Hanoi to use Red River’s water to clean To Lich River An idea put forward 40 years ago has again been put into discussion: using water from the Red River to … [Read more...] about Can To Lich River be cleaned with Japanese technology?
Ibnu Hadi, Indonesian ambassador to Vietnam, said strengthening connectivity would be an ‘important factor’ in increasing the number of visitors from Vietnam to Indonesia and vice versa. Indonesian news agency Antara quoted him as saying Indonesia was encouraging the opening of more direct air routes connecting Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam’s two biggest metropolises, with Jakarta. In addition, there should be charter flights from Jakarta and Surabaya, Indonesia’s second largest city, to the central coastal city of Da Nang, he said. Indonesia has been one of the destinations benefiting as increasing numbers of the rising middle class in Vietnam travel abroad for holidays. The number of Vietnamese tourists to Indonesia last year reached 75,682, while 87,941 Indonesian tourists visited Vietnam, according to the Vietnam National Administration. Last year, 8.6 million Vietnamese people traveled abroad, up 15 percent from a year ago. In the … [Read more...] about More Vietnam-Jakarta direct flights will boost bilateral tourism: Indonesia
Randir Brar, a representative from travel agency Destinos India, told VnExpress International that the number of Indian visitors to Vietnam could see a big surge following the launch of direct flights. "The direct air routes will help cut traveling time between the two countries from 15 to six hours, making it easier for more Indians to travel to Vietnam and contribute to bilateral tourism," he added. India, with the second largest population in the world only after China, is considered one of the most promising tourism markets. Every year, around 25 million Indian tourists travel abroad and the figure has been rising in recent years, according to India’s tourism ministry. However, the number of Indian tourist arrivals to Vietnam remains modest compared to other Asian countries like China and South Korea. Just 130,000 Indians visited Vietnam in 2018, while neighboring Thailand received 1.5 million. China and South Korea remain Vietnam's top feeder markets with 4.9 … [Read more...] about Direct flight set to make Vietnam a top tourist destination for Indians