Lai Chau

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The seed of good deed from the highland zone

Phan Thi Phuong is the party secretary of La Van Village, Phong Tho District in the northern province of Lai Chau. For more than ten years, she has devoted her time visiting every household in the district to help eradicate poverty.

Farming rubber in northwest region is a bad idea, scientists say

Social organizations and the Vietnam Rubber Group are arguing about farmers’ contribution of land for rubber production in northwestern provinces.

Lai Chau reports African swine fever, bringing number of virus-hit localities to 20

Lai Chau Province late yesterday announced it was culling 117 pigs found to be infected with the African swine fever (ASF) virus, the first incident in the northern mountainous province since the disease flared up ...

Mong people quit booze to end poverty

Cu A Trang, a man from the Mong ethnic minority in Lao Chai 2 Village in the northern province of Lai Chau stands in front of his newly-built house. The house has one floor and covers an area of about 100 square metres.

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Hospitals ensure quality health services during Tet, Rice aid reaches over 520,000 impoverished people ahead of Tet, Oil tanker Aulac Fortune’s sailors return home for Tet, Bustling market of orchids in Sin Suoi Ho, Lai Chau

A dream destination for daring trekkers

At the height of more than 3,000 metres above sea level, Pu Si Lung in Lai Chau Province is known as the third highest mountain peak in Vietnam, after Fanxipan in Lao Cai and Putaleng in Lai Chau.

Northwest highlands battles flash floods, landslides

Every year natural calamities cause serious damage to northern mountainous provinces, including Lai Chau, Son La, Yen Bai, Dien Bien and Lao Cai. 

Prolonged heavy rains isolate 1,700 households in Lai Chau

 VietNamNet Bridge – More than 1,700 households in three remote communes in the mountainous province of Lai Chau are temporarily isolated due to prolonged heavy rains, 

Lai Chau, Ha Giang devastated by historic flooding

Prolonged heavy rain triggered flash floods and landslides in recent days which have caused serious damage to the northern mountainous provinces of Lai Chau and Ha Giang.

Orchid exhibition in Lai Chau Province

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hundreds of flower lovers flocked to an orchid festival called Lai Chau Fragrance and Colours held in the northern city of Lai Chau over the weekend.

Dao San Market: Panorama of Lai Chau life

 VietNamNet Bridge – Dao San, a market located in the northern mountains at an elevation of 1,500m, is not only a rendezvous for local  people to meet each other, trade agricultural products and make friends, 

Heavy rain, flooding cause havoc in Lai Chau

 VietNamNet Bridge – A weeklong spell of rain in the northern province of Lai Chau has resulted in damages worth an estimated VND8 billion (US$355,000).

Concerns expressed over airport plan for Vietnam's poor province

 There has been widespread objections to a proposed USD363.6 airport project slated for the mountainous province of Lai Chau.

Community-based tourism in Sin Sui Ho Hamlet

 VietNamNet Bridge – Mong ethnic people in Sin Sui Ho Hamlet, Lai Chau Province, have been developing community-based tourism to leverage its natural beauty and unique cultural values.

Blossoming wild sunflowers brighten Lai Chau

VietNamNet Bridge – In early December, wild sunflowers are in full bloom in Vietnam’s northern mountainous province of Lai Chau. The yellow flowers cover all roadsides, slopes and lake sides. 

Sapa covered by frost

On December 18, the temperatures continue to fall in the North of Vietnam. Many locations, including Sapa, one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam, were covered with frost.

Rubber farmers haven't made profits in 3 years

Farmers in the provinces of Lai Chau and Quang Nam complained that they have not earned any profit from rubber plantations since 2012, and experts warn that further unsustainable development would extract a larger toll on the nation's forests.

Poultry with A/H5N6 destroyed in Lai Chau Province

 VietNamNet Bridge – More than 1,200 poultry infected with A/H5N6 have been destroyed after two outbreaks in this northern mountain province's two communes of Son Binh and Binh Luc.

Dak Nong: Hundreds of homes lose main-road access

 More than 400 households in Nhan Co commune in the Dak R'Lap District of Dak Nong Province are complaining that their main road has been incorporated into the Nhan Co industrial complex.

Farmer's new techniques bring prosperity

 VietNamNet Bridge – A Mong ethnic man Chang A Ky has helped his villagers in applying technology to boost production and thus helping them escape hunger and poverty.