HCM City has not taken measures to monitor the production and sale of incense, even though experts have warned that smoke from incense is more toxic than tobacco.
A book on hát nói (recital melody), a kind of Vietnamese folk singing, was released this week after years of work by folk-culture researcher Nguyễn Đức Mậu.
High-tech and clean agriculture are officially among the priority sectors for bank credit but agriculturalists find it hard to get loans.
Nearly 40 per cent of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) enterprises in Việt Nam are in shortage of employees and have struggled with recruiting new labourers, said an official of Ministry of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Experts have warned enterprises to be more cautious with their US dollar loans amidst a significant rise in the lending and appreciation of the greenback.
In a darkened theatre in central Hà Nội, a wooden dragon emerges from a pool to the sound of cymbals crashing in a traditional water puppet show that lures hundreds of tourists daily but is largely shunned by locals.
Prices of vegetables have fallen in Đà Lạt, itself a vegetable growing hub, due to imports from China, traders said.
Following China’s ban on import of plastic wastes, a lot of them are coming instead to Việt Nam, but with consignees failing to claim shipments, the wastes are piling up at ports including in HCM City.
Many poor households that were given cajeput forests to protect and harvest as part of a local programme in Kiên Giang Province have escaped poverty.