The group is trying to turn the area at the foot of Long Biên Bridge, which is mostly frequented by homeless people and scrap-iron dealers, into an attractive spot for local youths and tourists.
The Perfume Pagoda Festival, Việt Nam's oldest, biggest and longest-running festival, has officially been opened but due to the Covid-19 epidemic, the number of visitors has dropped sharply.
Account of a Vietnamese - Japanese family, who bought tickets to travel on the Diamond Princess*, a luxury cruise liner that has been quarantined in Yokohama since February 4 but missed the trip as they did not have a visa to disembark in Hong Kong.
The Sài Gòn river bus, launched with fanfare two years ago in HCM City, has not proved to be popular with commuters.
Trần Văn Cường has been nicknamed "rubbish Cường" or "crazy guy" thanks to his efforts.