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Central Highlands Dak Nong Province's People’s Committee has fined a company VND130 million (US$5,600) for illegal sand mining, vov.vn online newspaper reported.

From trash to treasure: circular economy brings hope

Tran Thi Binh, 60, who lives in Hanoi, has no idea about the circular economy but now brings her canvas bag shopping instead of taking plastic bags from the supermarket.

Student has the right mix to conquer Int'l Chemistry Olympiad

Passion, hard work and talent proved to be the perfect mix for Tran Ba Tan, who has studied chemistry since the eighth grade, to secure top marks at the 51st International Chemistry Olympiad (IChO) in Paris.

Thua Thien - Hue continues upgrading relics as planned

Authorities in the central province are continuing with a plan to renovate 16 historic relic sites at a total cost of VND100 billion (US$4.3 million) this year.

Hasty planning plunges tourism spots under water

It may be unusual for hilly areas and islands surrounded by ocean to grapple with flooding, but historic floods last week in Phu Quoc Island and Da Lat, sent local people and tourists into a nightmare scenario.

 

Tea islands lure tourists to central province

Lustrous green tea plants in the middle of a water area in Thanh Chuong District, the central province of Nghệ An have been attracting tourists.

The site has called the Ha Long Bay of Nghe An by some.

Forest school opens in Da Nang

Central Vietnam's first forest school has been launched in Son Tra Nature Reserve to provide an outdoor education site for school students in the central city of Da Nang.

140 year-old pagoda in An Giang is a must-see

A 140 year-old colourful pagoda is one of the must-visit places in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang.

Hai Duong suspends waste treatment plant project

Hai Duong Province has decided to suspend a project to build a waste treatment and power generation plant in Luong Dien Commune, Cam Giang District, according to the leader of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment.

Vietnamese J-pop style girl band release single

Twenty-seven member Japanese-style girl band SGO48 have launched their first single, Heavy Rotation.

French delegation thinks Ngon Garden is tres bien

Ngon Garden Restaurant in Hanoi is simply tres bien! That was the verdict from a high-level delegation from Ile-de-France who enjoyed a meal at the restaurant on Tuesday.

150-year-old pottery village still uses traditional methods

Dozens of households in Thu Dau Mot City in the southern province of Bình Dương continue to make clay jars and pots by traditional methods, just as their ancestors once did.

Young talents honoured at choreographers’ contest

The 10 best dances have been honoured at the annual Contest for Young Talented Choreographers 2019 hosted by the Việt Nam Dancing Artists’ Association and culture ministry’s Performing Arts Department.

Hidden bas-reliefs unveil the early history of modern Vietnamese fine art

Hanoi's artists, from the past to the present, have long talked about two giant bas-reliefs on a wall hidden behind a row of houses at the Viet Nam Fine Arts University.

Central Vietnam faces water shortages amid drought

Prolonged hot weather in the central region has caused low water levels in reservoirs and dams, seriously affecting agricultural production and the daily lives of local residents.

Story of Suoi Giang shan tuyet tea in Yen Bai Province

Shan tuyet tea in Yen Bai Province’s Suoi Giang Commune is well known across Vietnam for its pleasant flavour and fragrance.

Kien Giang recovers protective forests

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Kien Giang has recovered its protective forests along coastal areas by enlisting the help of local residents to plant and protect mangrove trees.

Exciting but challenging: the life of a professional chef

Instead of an “air-conditioned office” job, many young people these days are pursuing a culinary career.

Vietnam, Cambodia expect stronger all-around ties

The top Vietnamese and Cambodian legislators have consented to intensify delegation and people-to-people exchanges, and realize signed agreements whilst underscoring the importance of frequently educating the two countries’ people.

Khmer people enjoy Chol Chnam Thmay Tet Festival

 Visiting the Mekong River Delta provinces during these days, tourists can see the excitement and joy on the faces of the Khmer people as they clean, renew and decorate their houses to welcome the traditional Chol Chnam Thmay Tet Festival.