Dang Thi Minh Thu, art director of Kidstallation, a playground
launched in Viet Nam by Tohe Social Enterprise, speaks to Nguyen Thuy
Binh about her involvement with an international initiative to rethink
the priorities of childhood.
Nguyen Nhat Anh, children's bestselling author, has just released his latest book Bay Buoc Toi Mua He (Seven
Steps to Summer), and sure enough, it is yet another bestseller. But in
writing his books, which are also popular among teens and adults, he
does not pander to any particular taste, and stays true to himself, the
author tells Minh Thu.
Architect and urban planning specialist Pho Duc Tung, formerly
with the Viet Nam Forestry University, trained in Germany for 15 years
in philosophy, architecture and planning. He tells Bui Quynh Hoa that
the capital city has displayed a lack of sensitivity and know-how needed
for urban tree planting.
Why are development targets not being met when people are working
hard? Today's youth need to have the answer, NguyeE3n D1aE9c Vinh,
Permanent Member of the Party Central Committee, first secretary of the
HoE0 ChED Minh Communist Youth Union, tells Thu Trang.
Allowed to pursue his passion for cooking by his parents, Le Vu
Binh decided to bypass a university education and has not looked back
since. He spoke to Viet Nam News about his present and future plans.
Bank employee Hoang Minh Nhat won the Master Chef Viet Nam's
second edition, which carries a cash award of VND500 million (US$23,500)
and an opportunity to publish her own cookery book. But she wants to do
more to promote Vietnamese food, by opening a cooking class for
foreigners as well as a restaurant or bakery, the young chef tells Le
Vietnamese need to deepen understanding of their own culture and
society in order to better appreciate and compare it with other
cultures, Kazumi Inami, director of the Japan Foundation Centre for
Cultural Exchange in Viet Nam, tells Thu Trang.
Army veteran To Hoai Dan or Sau Dan from the southernmost
province of Ca Mau devoted almost a decade to researching, investing
and developing a wind power project in the neighbouring province of Bac
Lieu. The General Director of Cong Ly Company spoke to Thanh Ha
about the project, now worth nearly VND6,000 billion (US$300 million).
Fond memories of her native place, Ha Giang, and empathy for women
who live difficult lives there impells Do Bich Thuy to write stories
that reach the heart of urban dwellers, but her love for Ha Noi is
also a muse, the author tells Thu Trang.
Huynh Ba Long, who currently works at the Treû Publishing House,
has appeared in a number of reality television programmes. He spoke to
Mi Ly about his experience making human interest programmes about
individuals with disabilities.