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 VietNamNet Bridge – Water pollution is posing alarming risks to residents of numerous craft villages, according to a survey that the Viet Nam Environment Administration released recently.

Craft villages use street-shop scraps to make tissue paper

VietNamNet Bridge – Phong Khe and Phu Lam, the two largest paper recycling craft villages in the north, produce tissue from recycled paper used at street rice shops.

Craft villages an untapped goldmine for tourism

 VietNamNet Bridge – Forty-nine of the country’s 52 traditional craft villages are located in the Hanoi vicinity and share vast potential for tourism development, highly dependent on niche marketing and improved infrastructure.

Hanoi seeks to revive craft villages

 VietNamNet Bridge – The capital has outlined a plan to restore traditional craft villages, which are rapidly disappearing.

Enriching Hoi An tourism with Cham Islet

 VietNamNet Bridge – The ancient town of Hoi An is widely known for its peculiar traits preserved for centuries, and tourists to the central city can find distinctive features in both the age-old structures and peace of mind there.

Wood businesses losing on home turf

 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnam is the sixth largest wood and wooden product exporter in the world and the second largest in Asia, yet the domestic wood processing sector is injured by low-priced, skillfully crafted imports.

Pollution remains problem for craft villages

 VietNamNet Bridge – While authorities say that environmental pollution from industries in craft villages is a result of low awareness among villagers, residents complain that local authorities solutions are ineffective and have many shortcomings.

Sunset cruise sheds different light on magical Hoi An

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ancient Hoi An is probably the most popular destination in the central coastal region, but getting a view of it from the Hoai River at sunset shows how little it has changed in a thousand years.

Environmental laws necessary

 VietNamNet Bridge – Viet Nam needs to support efforts to protect the environment with forceful laws, Colonel Doan Huu Chau, head of Ha Noi's environment police, told newspaper Kinh te & Do thi (Economic and Urban Affairs).

Danang in top ten of must-see destinations in Asia

 Danang City has been listed among the top ten most outstanding new emerging destinations in Asia in 2014, according to, the renowned hotel booking website of Asia.

Hanoi promotes trade village tourism

 Hanoi is developing tours to six selected local trade villages as part of efforts to promote this type of tourism in the capital city.

Mechanisation transforms craft villages

VietNamNet Bridge – The recent mechanisation of sedge-mat production brought wealth to some Mekong Delta villagers. But those who can't afford the pricey machines are being left out of the economic windfall, opting instead for industrial jobs

Village craft skills transform interior design

 VietNamNet Bridge – A change of career in middle age seems risky, especially when leaving a high-profile staff job to run your own business.

PM approves plan on environmental protection in craft villages

 VietNamNet Bridge – Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has given the green light to a master plan on environmental protection in craft villages from now until 2030.

Industries discharge 13,000 tons of wastes daily

 VietNamNet Bridge – The volume of industrial solid wastes discharged daily is estimated at over 13,000 tons across Viet Nam.

Tour fee reductions raise worries about tour quality

Travel firms have marketed a series of tours with attractive low fees for March in an effort to lure more travelers.

Pollution reduction program to get over VND 5.8 trillion fund

 VietNamNet Bridge – The national target program on pollution mitigation and environmental improvement will get over VND 5.8 trillion (US$281 million),

Craft villages busy as demand surges before Tet

 VietNamNet Bridge – The days leading up to Tet (Lunar New Year) are the busiest for residents of Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta craft villages, as demand for traditional specialties spike.

Tet flower fever begins to take root

 VietNamNet Bridge – A huge and exotic array of Tet flowers are lining Nghi Tam Street in the capital city of Hanoi and attracting quite a crowd.

VND8.5 trillion to develop craft villages in Hanoi

VietNamNet Bridge – The capital city will invest more than VND8.5 trillion to restore 21 villages and establish 17 others to boost tourism and the local economy.