Art & craft of pulling the right strings
A project wherein students study, perform and research traditional arts has the potential to be a cultural breakthrough. Le Huong reports.
Doctor finds fulfillment on remote island
After volunteering to work on a remote island in HCM City, Doctor Luan Thanh Truong has faced numerous difficulties, but being able to help the most needy people makes up for everything. Hoang Tuyet and Trung Hieu talk to the doctor and some of his grateful patients.
First-hand record of the Mong way of life
To research for the book, Tien spent four years travelling extensively in the country's northern mountainous regions, where he spent a lot of time living with the local people. Despite his modest salary at the Ha Noi Literature Institute, the researcher was willing to fund his own trips.
A poor man with boundless generosity
Widely known for his kindness and willingness to help others, a motorbike repairman inspires others to offer free services to the poor and disabled.
Crafting a creative path to global success
Resistance to change and creativity are major hurdles to exploiting the immense development potential that Viet Nam's handicraft sector has, but Do Quang Tuan Hoang also finds reasons to remain optimistic.
Helping many children turn the page
Disadvantaged children in remote mountainous areas are seeing new worlds open thanks to more than 160,000 books donated to a project called Bookshelves for Entertainment and Education. Luong Thu Huong has the story.
New notes are blowing in the wind
The Viet Nam Opera and Ballet will, as usual, present a combination of classical music and dance in its new show, but this time, a new, folksy element has entered the picture. Nguyen Ha reports.
‘Super Crab Car' grabs gold for Viet Nam
Bui Thanh Mai, 8, of Ninh Binh Province, has become the only Vietnamese child to win the gold medal at Toyota's World Dream Car Art Contest held in Japan last August.
Urban rooftops yield green benefits
Many families are putting their rooftops to good use, growing pesticide-free vegetables that they enjoy eating. The joy of watching them grow is a bonus. Vuong Bach Lien climbs a few flights of stairs to tell the story.
A personal tribute to fallen comrades
With his brother a martyr, an 18-year-old patriot did not have to enlist, but he insisted. After the war, he collected memorabilia to commemorate those who fought and sacrificed their lives. Trung Hieu reports.
Vietnamese stone lions roar online
A teenager's passion for stone lions has given them an imposing global presence via a wesbite on which he uploads photographs that can be seen in three dimensions. Le Huong reports.

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Experts slam failure to save old trees Experts slam failure to save old trees

Distinguished scientists and experts in the field of urban planning raised many challenges at a conference yesterday to review Ha Noi's urban tree planning.

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The Ministry of Home Affairs and the Government Inspectorate have issued a joint circular announcing that whistleblowers will be rewarded up to VND3.4 billion (US$160,000).

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As you get older, you spend hours regretting each minute you wasted in your youth, which flies by.

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Many companies in industrial zones claim they lack capital to introduce equipment to save energy and lessen emissions.

Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners Caves in Quang Binh will soon echo with the sounds of runners

Quang Binh, home of the biggest cave in the world, Son Doong, is offering visitors treks, caving tours and a race.