Vietnamese give top marks to authorities’ pandemic handling
06:00 | 09/01/2021 Society
(VEN) - A recent survey of attitudes towards Vietnam’s response to Covid-19, commissioned by the Mekong Development Research Institute (MDRI) and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), showed that nearly 97 percent of respondents rated it as “good” or “very good” regarding efforts of the National Steering Committee for Covid-19 Prevention and Control. Nearly 94 percent provided the same assessments of efforts by provincial-level authorities.
Na Hang, a spectacular “inland Ha Long Bay”
13:00 | 08/01/2021 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - “Na Hang” in the Tay ethnic language means “the last field”. The lake so named is the meeting place of the Gam River flowing from Ha Giang Province and the Nang River flowing from Bac Kan Province in Vietnam’s northeast, forming an imposing natural landscape. Here, every river, stream, and mountain is associated with fascinating legends.
HCMC launches motorcycle emission control project
13:00 | 05/01/2021 Environment
(VEN) - Ho Chi Minh City is undertaking a pilot project to control the exhaust emissions of the city’s almost seven million motorcycles. However, experts are concerned about its potential for increased costs affecting low-income people, especially the many who earn their living using a motorcycle.
Ten prominent medical events in Vietnam in 2020
13:00 | 04/01/2021 Society
Amid the turbulence caused by the new strain of coronavirus, Vietnam has once again proven its ability to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic. While the world is still reeling from coping with the epidemic, Vietnam has successfully contained it, in which the health sector has played an important role.
Southern amateur music
13:00 | 02/01/2021 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - Vietnam’s southern amateur music (locally known as Don ca tai tu) is a quintessential art genre dating to the late 19th century, when it was composed by rural residents of the south to be performed after their hours of grueling farm work.
Joining hands to reduce plastic waste for blue Ha Long Bay
11:11 | 30/12/2020 Environment
On December 29, the Centre for Marinelife Conservation and Community Development (MCD) collaborated with its partners to organize an event series, including the final workshop for project “Lessons learnt from demonstrated Municipal Plastic Waste Management in World Heritage Ha Long Bay, Vietnam", and the awards ceremony of the contest “Joining hands to reduce plastic waste for blue Ha Long Bay”.
Bayer, Nestlé enhance Vietnam’s agricultural value chains
16:43 | 29/12/2020 Society
(VEN) - The disruption of agricultural product value chains resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic has underlined the vital importance of domestic agricultural development, according to Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Quoc Doanh. Specifically, he said, public-private partnerships (PPPs) are an important format to attract investment in agriculture in general and in deep processing in particular, develop value chains, create added value and ensure food safety.