Director of the Ha Noi Cheo Theatre, Trinh Thuy Mui, tells Thu Trang about several things she has tried and is trying in order to preserve and popularise the traditional opera, especially among the youth.
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.
'I still have many stories to tell children'
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 Huong.
Lasting impressions of Japanese culture
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.

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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).

Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth Daewoo founder seeks to inspire youth

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

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