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Vietnamese environment ministry to consider applying Japanese water tech widely

The noxious odour and level of mud in the To Lich River and West Lake in Hanoi have decreased dramatically since nano-bioreactor technology has been applied, according to a JETRO representative.

Mercury levels after Rang Dong fire deemed safe

The level of mercury found in various samples collected in the vicinity of a destroyed light bulb factory in a densely-populated area of Hanoi has been deemed safe to human health, VN Environment Administration said yesterday.

Alliance to End Plastic Waste calls for concerted global effort

A co-ordinated and sustained global effort “is needed to reinforce the circular economy through action-based projects”, an international forum heard in Bangkok.

Writing poems helps to heal sorrow

Overseas Vietnamese poet Ha Doan Linh returned to Vietnam to launch her poetry collection Khi Đêm Nở Rộ Như Hoa (When Night Blooms Like Flowers).

Vietnam’s private universities steadily improving

Unlike in the past, many private universities have higher cut-off scores for admission this year than many public ones.

Landfill regulations found wanting

Associate Professor Dr Phung Chi Sy, Director of the Environmental Technology Centre (ENTEC), speaks to the newspaper Nhân Dân (People) on the need to have good criteria for sanitation in all Vietnamese landfills.

Vietnam's northern provinces urged to bring pesticide use under control

The extensive use of agrochemicals in Northern farms has raised alarm bells for not only consumers but also farmers engaged in manual labour and the environment.

Mekong Delta faces severe climate risks

Nguyen Huu Thien, talks to the newspaper Thanh Niên (Young People) on the eco-system in the Mekong Delta and threats from climate change.

A short course will never be enough to master life skills

When the phoenix flowers bloom it is a sign of summer vacation, and parents start to search for the perfect courses and programmes to help their children grow and succeed.

85 percent of Vietnam's enterprises remain outside of Industry 4.0: report

As many as 85 percent of industrial enterprises in Vietnam still lag behind the fourth Industrial Revolution (Industry 4.0), and only 13 per cent are at the beginner level, one official has warned.


Will Japanese technology keep To Lich River clean in the long term?

Nguyen Thi Hoa, a resident living on Hoang Quoc Viet Street, is enjoying a rare reprieve from the rotten smell that has plagued the neighbourhood for decades.

Breaking the mould with Nguyen The Hung

Nguyen The Hung is a familiar name for Vietnamese contemporary fine arts lovers, thanks to his attention to detail.

Gia Lai struggles to fight pine forest destruction

The Gia Lai Forest Protection sub-department has asked the police to investigate the recent destruction of a pine forest, Thanh Niên (Young People) newspaper reported.

Incentives should be applied to hi-tech projects’ locally executed stages: ministry

 The Government’s preferential policies should be extended to stages of a hi-tech project conducted only in Vietnam instead of to the entire project, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

First Khmer Music and Dance Festival 2019 opens

 The First Khmer Music and Dance Festival 2019 has opened in the Mekong River Delta province of Soc Trang.

Designer Lie Sang Bong to attend Vietnam Int'l Fashion Week 2019

 Lie Sang Bong, a famous fashion designer from the Republic of Korea, is set to debut his collection at Aquafina Vietnam International Fashion Week 2019 (VIFW), set to take place between April 10 and 14 in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

Exhibition featuring neo-expressionism style to be held in Hanoi

 Five Vietnamese artists will open a group exhibition titled “Neo-Expressionism” at VICAS Center for Assistance and Development of Contemporary Arts (VICAS Art Studio) in Hanoi on April 3.

Japanese cherry blossom festival opens in Hanoi

 Some 20,000 cherry blossom branches and 100 cherry trees of Japan, along with hundreds of local flowers are showing off their beauty in Hanoi during a festival that kicked off on March 29 night. 

New university recruitment regulation raises concerns

 A new regulation concerning recruitment quotas for public tertiary education institutions in Viet Nam has been at the centre of debate among educators and lawmakers.

Singapore Festival 2019 opens in Hanoi downtown

The Singapore Tourism Board and the Singaporean Embassy in Vietnam on March 23 morning opened the Singapore Festival 2019, the first of its kind, at the pedestrian street around the Hoan Kiem Lake right in the heart of Hanoi.