The animal protection organisation Humane Society International and national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines began a campaign against the consumption of rhino horn consumption by screening a short film, titled ‘When I Grow Up’, on all Vietnam Airlines flights as well as in premium airline lounges across Việt Nam.
More than 1,500 poor people, of which 1,000 were children, in flood-affected Nam Trà My district of Quảng Nam Province received free examinations and medicine in a joint-health care charity programme by the Đà Nẵng-Hoàn Mỹ Hospital and VinaCapital Foundation.
More than 110 Americans have donated more than US$28,000 so far in a charity campaign organised by Ronald L. Haeberle, whose photographs of the My Lai Massacre turned American public opinion against the war. He was assisted by Chuck Searcy who co-founded Project RENEW with Hoàng Nam in 2001.
Over the past year, 1,134 cubic metres of dioxin-contaminated sediment were removed from a lake in a Biên Hoà City public park, according to officials speaking at an event held to celebrate initial dioxin-remediation results in the Biên Hòa Airbase area, highlighting the US and Việt Nam’s commitment toward resolving war legacies.
With the Tết (Lunar New Year) holidays fast approaching, households that produce miến dong (canna vermicelli) in the northern mountainous province of Lai Châu are hustling to finish orders from their customers.