Cities wading through troubled waters
Wildspread contamination of water sources in Viet Nam's major cities has reached alarming levels, putting residents' health at risk, but recent discoveries of potable water offer some hope, Ha Nguyen reports.
Painstakingly preserving an old vocation
Vu Lang Village residents pay close attention to detail as they carve wooden statues of the Buddha, preserving a traditional craft that has served them well for as long as they can remember, Thu Trang reports.
A vested interest in preserving forests
Residents of Groi Village in the Central Highlands have become forest protectors instead of exploiters after they were given tangible incentives for engaging in afforestation activities, Van Thong reports.
New book records war stories for posterity
Colonel Tran Minh Son, the former chief of the Sai Gon - Cho Lon - Gia Dinh liberation army commandos during the Anti-American War, says he'll remember the words of his supervisor until the day he dies.
A ringing endorsement of sovereignty
When pagoda bells toll on the Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago, they mark more than prayers for peace and prosperity. They are an invocation of Viet Nam's sovereignty over its territory, writes Hoang Duong
Nation's rural south studies the road ahead
The Mekong Delta has seen a slow but steady rise in school attendance over the last 40 years, thanks to new roads, schools and modern teaching methods. But it needs to do more to prepare for a future in which fishing and farming jobs become less prominent. Gia Loc reports.
Underground foundations of our victory
Secret bases, some of them still hidden in plain sight, offer insights into why Viet Nam was able to defeat much bigger enemy forces.
Weak advocacy hurting tourism sector
John Grist, an English risk management consultant who has visited Viet Nam three or four times and travelled to many places including Ha Noi, HCM City, Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue City, said his travel decisions were based on recommendations of his son, colleagues and friends.
Is Ha Noi barking up the wrong tree?
A tree-felling project runs foul of public opinion, highlighting Hanoians' deep, spiritual ties with the city's trees. Luong Thu Huong and Le Huong talk to a few experts about the re-greening challenges that lie ahead.
Veteran still searching for his comrades
The war is long over, but Nguyen Van Minh cannot forget the heartbreak and haunting worry about his comrades who died in battle, their bodies still somewhere out there.
Nguyen Anh Tuan, an antiques researcher and a member of the HCM City Antiques Association, has announced an exhibition for his biggest and most original statue collection, focussing on Buddhism and Hinduism.


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.

Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000 1    Whistleblowers to be rewarded up to US$160,000

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.

IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive IZ firms find pollution controls too expensive

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.