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 VietNamNet Bridge – Like many other craft villages around the country, a village making kitchen god statues in Thua Thien-Hue Province struggles to survive in the market economy. But one family has set aside economic rules to preserve the craft.

Tourism Week for Tet in Dong Thap

VietNamNet Bridge – The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Dong Thap will organise its first ever Tourism Week in Sa Dec City on January 7-14.          

Aluminum recycling booms, busts

 VietNamNet Bridge – The lives of residents in Nam Truc District in the northern province of Nam Dinh have improved over the years thanks to aluminum recycling for handicrafts.

Medical waste crisis in Tuyen Quang Province

 VietNamNet Bridge – Medical waste is threatening the northern province of Tuyen Quang due to difficulties in treating the hazardous material at local healthcare facilities,

PM pushes for development without environment destruction

 VietNamNet Bridge – The environment cannot be allowed to be destroyed for the sake of socio-economic development,

Hoi An goes ‘green’ in fresh campaign

 VietNamNet Bridge – The ancient city of Hoi An has launched the ‘Green Fence – My Village’s Beauty’ campaign to promote greenery among households and home-stay hosts in ecotourism sites.

Hanoi to clean up craft villages

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hanoi’s authorities have approved an environmental campaign to handle grave pollution recorded in local craft villages.

VN Gov't to grant $4.5 million for waste treatment in polluting craft villages

 Twenty traditional craft villages that were identified as Ha Noi's worst polluters will receive Government funds totaling VND100 billion (US$4.5 million) to build wastewater treatment systems by 2020.

New Year calendars to feature Son Doong Cave

VietNamNet Bridge – Phuong Nam Printing Co. Ltd. held a ceremony last week to unveil its 2016 calendar designs with photos featuring astonishing scenes of the world’s renowned Son Doong Cave in Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park

Vietnam runs short of souvenirs for tourists

 VietNamNet Bridge – Either love them or hate them, but many tourists snap up souvenirs that can be put on a shelf to remind them about a particular location. Oddly enough, Viet Nam does not seem to have enough of them!

Van Mon craft village: more households are well-off, but cancer deaths increase

VietNamNet Bridge - Van Mon resident have become increasingly worried as more and more neighbors have died of cancer recently. However, they don’t know where to go to get away from the pollution.

Hanoi traffic spouts pollution

 VietNamNet Bridge – Seventy per cent of air pollution in Ha Noi is created by the endless streams of traffic, the Centre for Environmental Monitoring has reported.

Food processing pollutes villages in Hanoi

Residents of Hoai Duc District's Duong Lieu Village complain they have had to live for years with pollution caused by thousands of cubic metres of untreated waste water discharged from the nearby food processing workshops.

MONRE to monitor resources

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam plans to start a new scheme to monitor environmental resources to prevent natural disasters, the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment (MONRE) has said.

Residents in polluted village with lead poisoning, but no remedies prescribed

Social organizations have repeatedly rung the alarm over the high level of pollution in craft villages. And the government has spent large sums of money to clean the villages but pollution has become more serious.

Largest terra-cotta park inaugurated in Quang Nam

 VietNamNet Bridge – Thanh Ha Park, the country’s largest terra cotta park in the ancient town of Hoi An in Quang Nam Province, has been put into operation.

Craft villages must prepare for AEC integration

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ton Gia Hoa, vice president of the Viet Nam Craft Villages Association, spoke to Hai Quan (Customs) newspaper about the challenges facing traditional Vietnamese handicrafts

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Five craft villages to visit before Lunar New Year

 VietNamNet Bridge – Paying a visit to traditional craft villages such as  banh chung, peach and pomelo villages, you will feel the atmosphere of the lunar New Year (Tet holiday) in Vietnam.

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