Many hydropower plant reservoirs in the central region are facing water shortages, impacting electricity generation and water reserves for the ongoing dry season from February until July.
A number of universities and schools in several provinces and cities will extend their closure until February 16 amid an ongoing public health emergency caused by the novel coronavirus 2019-nCOv.
Thousands of people from the central provinces flocked to bus and train stations to return home on the morning of January 29 (the fifth day of the Lunar New Year) after the Tết holiday, with many having to pay high prices for their trips.
Many of Việt Nam's top athletes were born in the Year of the Rat and a lot is expected of them this lunar year, with the Olympics and World Cup qualification on the horizon.
The magnificent province of Ninh Bình, home to winding water flows among beautiful karsts, rice fields and lotus swamps, the natural studio for the blockbuster Kong: Skull Island is now back in the national spotlight.