CNN’s ‘Iconic Hanoi’ explores Vietnam’s capital

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    HONG KONGOct. 30, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hanoi is the gateway to Vietnam, one of Southeast Asia’s fastest growing economies. In Iconic Hanoi, CNN explores Vietnam’s capital through the realms of style, business, technology and the environment — capturing elements iconic to the city and looking at how they have evolved.

    CNN’s ‘Iconic Hanoi’ explores Vietnam’s capital

    Highlights of the 30-min show include:

    Sustainable fashion

    Vu Thao is the founder and head designer of Kilomet109 — a sustainable fashion house in Hanoi. Thao often visits ethnic minorities across Vietnam and draws inspiration, techniques and materials to incorporate into her creations, combining Vietnam’s style, history and heritage with contemporary design.

    The future of electric

    VinFast is the automotive arm of the Hanoi-based Vingroup — one of Vietnam’s largest corporations. Last year, VinFast launched its first electric scooter, Klara — with hopes to find a more environmental alternative for the roads and giving the iconic motorbike a greener spin.

    Bkav and “Made in Vietnam

    Software developer Bkav is Vietnam’s leading smartphone company, using 20 million dollars and around six years to develop the very first Bphone in 2015. Bkav is now expanding its horizons with over 300 stores across the country and entering the Myanmar market earlier this year.

    Sustainable, agricultural architecture

    Farming Architects is incorporating the traditional Vietnamese industry of agriculture into urban living, creating a more sustainable environment for the future. Embedding elements of aquaponics in their urban projects, founder An Viet Dung believes architecture is about more than just design, it’s a way of living.

    Hanoi’s first recognized social enterprise

    Know One, Teach One” is the name and motto of Hanoi’s first recognized social enterprise, KOTO. It runs restaurants and a training school where underprivileged youth go through a two-year vocational program to learn skills necessary for careers in hospitality.

    Iconic Hanoi trailer: https://cnn.it/2Px5mEm
    Iconic Hanoi images: https://bit.ly/2MVPVDY

    Airtimes for 30-minute special:

    Saturday, 2nd November at 2030 HKT and 2330 HKT
    Sunday, 3rd November at 0430 HKT and 1030 HKT
    Monday, 4th November at 1130 HKT and 1630 HKT
    Wednesday, 6th November at 0130 HKT

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