One rural commune in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh can boast that 600 of its residents hold graduate and post-graduate degrees. At least two people have doctorates and 16 others have master's degrees.
After several months of hard work, Le Hoang, one of the country's talented movie directors, will release his third book about teenagers in HCM City this month.
Duy enlisted the help of students to make the video to show to leaders in the Greater Mekong Subregion. At the 2015 ASEAN Youth Video Contest, it won the top prize, a trip to the 2015 ASEAN Summit.
Last month, Nguyen Thi Yen Nga, 55, and her friends joined a class in HCM City that provides training in basic internet applications. A housewife, Nga had never worked in an office or had a computer at home.
Ngo Van Ba walks with a forward gait, his head up and eyes down. The 63-year-old from Can Tho City has rowed ferry boats for so long that his posture has changed.
Huynh Thi Thanh's entire world is her small house where she lives with her mother. For much of the time, she stays on the floor, crawling as best as she can from one spot to another.
After 20 years of hard work, Ho Van Viet, a member of the Dakrong Music and Dance Troupe of Quang Tri Province, has reached the pinnacle of his career.
Despite mockery from neighbours and repeated failures, Nguyen Van Dung, a farmer from Tay Ninh Province, refused to give up. His aim was to make a better combine harvester and chemical-spraying machine to lighten the load of his fellow farmers.
Nguyen Viet Trung, head of the village's Retired Teachers Board, says that their children who work in larger cities and other provinces had donated old and new books as well as newspapers to the library. National and provincial libraries have also contributed materials.
The image of Ngo Quang Trung, 27, taking three- and four-year-olds to the market on his motorbike is a familiar one with residents of Gia Nghia Town in Dak Nong Province.
Nguyen Thi Tuy, a native of Ha Nam Province's Phu Ly City, has asked friends to complete paperwork at Ha Noi Medicine University to allow her to donate her body to a hospital after she dies.


Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh Mountains of coal sludge still threat to lives in Quang Ninh

Wiping sweat from his forehead, 36-year-old Trinh Duc Sang took big strides along a road covered with muddy coal sludge and dirt to the place that was his home until just three weeks ago. He climbed a rickety ladder that buckled under his weight to reach his neigh-bour's house overlooking a creek. From there, he crossed into his old home.

Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi Doctors treat patients for free at clinic in Ha Noi

For more than 20 years, Dang Thi Nhan, 67, has been waking up about 30 minutes earlier each day to bake cakes or prepare tea for two retired doctors in a clinic near her house in Ha Noi's Giap Bat Ward.

Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam 1    Wounds begin to heal between US, Viet Nam

Pham Ba Lu swore thousands of times that he "would not live under the same sky as the United States".

Water resources, eroding land need saving Water resources, eroding land need saving

Water management has become a major topic of discussion in recent years among Viet Nam's lawmakers, experts and society. The country has been struggling to deal with water-related issues such as a rising sea level, land subsidence and saline intrusion in the Mekong Delta. Lawmakers and experts shared their views on water management with Viet Nam News reporters Thu Van and Hoang Anh.