Many businesses have scaled down production and reduced their workforce due to the COVID-19 pandemic, leading to a decrease in the number of those participating in social and health insurance, as well as an increase in unpaid social insurance debts, experts have said.
Cultural experts have hailed the áo dài, the traditional Vietnamese tunic, for the extent to which it honours the intangible values of humanity.
Trần Thanh Tú, vice chairman of the Việt Nam Youth Union in Sa Pa, Lào Cai Province, has been working with dozens of local youngsters to build a beautiful, civilised and prosperous town.
Na Hang Lake in the northern province of Tuyên Quang has been dubbed “Inland Hạ Long Bay” in the mountainous region and has become popular among domestic travellers.
Artist Vũ Đức Hiếu is known for his love of the Mường ethnic minority’s traditional culture and set aside 5 hectares of his own land to promote it in a private museum, which saw him win at the Jeonju International Awards for Promoting Intangible Cultural Heritage. Lê Hương spoke with him about his life-long endeavour.
The poetic beauty, cool fresh air, diverse cultures, and local cuisine all work to attract tourists to Mai Châu District in northern Hòa Bình Province, 140km southwest of Hà Nội.