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Vietnam record: 300-bed field hospital set up within 15 hours

Within 15 hours, engineers of Hanoi-based Bach Mai Hospital set up a 300-bed field hospital in the northern province of Dien Bien.

Dien Bien’s soldiers reach remote areas to help local people

Villagers of Muong Nhe District in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien are warmer this winter thanks to thick clothes and blankets local soldiers gave them.

Dien Bien: Dao people’s maturity ritual recognised as national intangible heritage

The “cap sac” (maturity ritual) of the Dao Quan chet ethnic minority people in the northwestern mountainous province of Dien Bien’s Tua Chua district has been recognised as a national intangible cultural heritage

Lives of Cong ethnic people in Dien Bien

La Cha Village in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien's Nam Po District is home to a Cong ethnic community, one of the five ethnic minority communities in the province with 79 households and nearly 400 inhabitants.

Flash flood sweeps away many houses in Dien Bien

A flash flood occurred in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien, isolating three local communes and causing big losses for local residents.


Consolidating solidarity through the circle of Xoe dance

Xoe dance is not only the pride of the Thai ethnic people but it is also a unique cultural feature in the repertoires of folk dances of ethnic minority groups in the northern province of Dien Bien and the northwest region in general.

Three drug trafficking rings busted

The Drug Crime Investigation Police Department under the Ministry of Public Security recently announced that it, together with relevant agencies, had busted three major drug trafficking rings.

Dien Bien: Man kills himself after stabbing couple to death over debt

Three people died on Saturday morning in Tuan Giao Town in the northern province of Dien Bien after a conflict allegedly caused by debts of more than VND1.5 billion (US$64,460).

Court upholds death sentences over Dien Bien gang rape and murder

The People’s Court of Dien Bien on Wednesday rejected letters of appeal and decided to uphold the death sentence for six defendants for kidnapping, raping and murdering a 22-year-old woman.

Dien Bien: Quarry workers die during lightning strike

Two workers died and one remained missing after a bolt of lightning struck a quarry in Dien Bien Province on June 1.

Hail causes damage in Dien Bien province

Hail caused damage in several communes in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on March 22.

Vietnam adopts measures for COVID-19 prevention

Localities across the country are proactively implementing measures to prevent the spread of novel coronavirus (COVID-19).

Dozens of school children suspected of contracting Coronavirus in Dien Bien

At least 34 school children and two teachers at a school in the northern province of Dien Bien have been isolated after being suspected of contracting the Coronavirus from their parents who returned from China for the Tet Holiday.

Six sentenced to death for gang rape and murder of young girl

Six men were sentenced to death for kidnapping, raping and murdering a 22-year-old girl in the northern mountainous province of Dien Bien on Saturday.

Rare storks appear in northern Dien Bien province

Hundreds of co nhan (a kind of openbill stork with the scientific name Anastomus Oscitans) have been spotted in fields in Dien Bien district, Dien Bien province, over the past week.

Ancient Thai language preserved

In modern society, the traditional culture and particularly the ancient language of the Thai people has been increasingly neglected. 

Village saving helps address money need in northern highlands

The wind whistles through Lau Thi Xinh's hair as she drives her motorbike down the mountain.

Mother of murdered girl in Dien Bien jailed for 20 years

A mother in Dien Bien Province has been sentenced to 20 years in jail for her connection to a drugs ring which led to her daughter being kidnapped, repeatedly raped and killed during the 2019 Lunar New Year holiday.

Researcher devotes 20 years to preserving Black Thai culture

Tong Van Han has spent more than 20 years researching and preserving the cultural values of the Thai ethnic minority, particularly the Black Thai.

Dien Bien police arrest two transnational drug traffickers

Police in the northwestern border province of Dien Bien have successfully busted a transnational drug trafficking ring, seizing 220 bricks of heroin with total weight of 77kg.