The average meal of urban Vietnamese families has changed quite drastically over the past 10 to 20 years, according to recent research by the National Institute for Nutrition.
The saline intrusion in the Cửu Long (Mekong Delta) region during this year’s dry season would occur earlier and be worse than previous years, warned the Department of Water Resources Management under the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment.
Strong rains continued to affect the region on Monday.
Rap music has been dominating the Vietnamese music industry this year, with the continued success of rap artists and projects.
In an effort to proactively present Vietnamese literature to foreign readers, Hà Nội Publishing House has recently released a bilingual Vietnamese-English anthology of short stories: A Rainy Night in the City (Một đêm mưa trong thành phố).
Talented Vietnamese underground music bands will have the chance to shine at Livespace Vietnam – a new playground launched by L’Espace in collaboration with Moonsoon Music Festival, and the Thể Thao & Văn Hóa newspaper.
Air quality in Hà Nội fell to dangerous levels in the first week of the New Year, particularly in inner city areas, according to the Department of Natural Resources and Environment.