With the country overwhelmed by fear of the coronavirus, another even more severe threat is slowly approaching in the south: the death of the Mekong Delta.
The flood season in the Cửu Long (Mekong) River Delta is a natural phenomenon that occurs each year on the downstream Mekong River.
Sơn Đồng Handicraft Village in Hoài Đức District, 20km west of downtown Hà Nội, has long been the source of some of Việt Nam's finest carved wood worship objects.
The southern province of Cà Mau is using pre-fabricated barriers made of non-metallic reinforced concrete to prevent landslides and coastal erosion.
The Red River that dissects Hà Nội takes its name from the colour of the silt that tints the water. But unbeknown to many living in the capital city, the Red River is a place many people call home.
One does not always need to use hard materials to build walls to keep flood waters out of fields and villages.
The amount of silt and sediment flowing down the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta has been decreasing, while the erosion of riverbanks and coastlines around the area is becoming more serious.