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.
John Reilly, chairman of Friends of Viet Nam Heritage (FVH) Ha
Noi, an organisation that aims to enhance foreigners' understanding of
Viet Nam's cultural heritages, tells Ha Nguyen that local residents
also benefit from their membership.
After winning the Miss Ao Dai Viet Nam crown on January 5,
supermodel Tran Ngoc Lan Khue will represent the country at the 2015
Miss World pageant. The 22-year-old student at the HCM City University
of Social Sciences and Humanities talks with Thuy Hang about her
The Phuong My brand has been making waves in the international
fashion industry, but its designer focuses her creativity on the modern
Asian woman with sophisticated, simple tastes, Phuong Linh reports.