One person has died and dozens of houses have damaged in two days of heavy rain and thunder in the northern mountainous province of Hà Giang, provincial authorities have said.
Bombs and landmines caused great suffering during the war years. They continue to cause problems because many are still lying around without ever having exploded.
There are an estimated 800,000 tonnes of unexploded bombs in Việt Nam, with 9,200 communes contaminated by ordnance, accounting for 21 per cent the country's area
Hà Giang Province has scenery like Switzerland. Swiss people are, in fact, involved in helping tourism in this mountainous part of Việt Nam. Visitors can go trekking there. They stay over in people’s homes on their hikes.
Hà Giang Province’s signature shan tuyết tea trees have been recognised as part of the Ancient Tree Heritage of Việt Nam.
A project has improved locals' lives by creating new tourism products and raising the capacities of local home-owners, connecting to the larger market and improving accompanying policy.