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Tales from the River Bank opens in Da Nang

A collaborative exhibition, Tales from the River Bank, has opened at the city’s museum, featuring photos and old stories of a fishing community on the Han River banks 20 years ago.

German artist inspired by Truyen Kieu displays work

An exhibition entitled A Girl Named K… displaying works by German artist Franca Bartholomai is running at the Goethe Institute until October 27.

Volunteers clean up garbage in Hanoi

Two tonnes of garbage were collected from under Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi over the weekend by around 200 volunteers.

HCM City assesses new logistics development plan

Nguyen Ngoc Hoa, deputy director of the HCM City Department of Industry and Trade, talks with Sài Gòn Giải Phóng (Liberated Sài Gòn) newspaper about HCM City’s development plan for the logistics industry to 2025 with a vision to 2030,

The decline of Vietnam's e-book market

When they debuted, electronic books (e-books) were expected to thrive, but the e-book market in Vietnam has not been successful for a number of reasons.

From everyday use to fine art

Hundreds of fine art works designed to be used in daily life such as interior decor and fashion are on display at an exhibition in Hanoi.

Quality comes first for this perfectionist composer

While most symphony composers in Vietnam are veterans, 46-year-old composer Tran Manh Hung is considered one of the young generation, and is one among a small number of composers specialising in symphonies.

Over 1,000 cinema workers to join VN Film Fest 2019

The 21st Vietnam Film Festival will be held between November 23 and 27 this year in Vung Tau City, southern province of Ba Ria–Vung Tau.

HCM City takes steps to ensure traffic safety and order

Nguyen Ngoc Tuong, deputy chief of the HCM City Traffic Safety Committee, talks  about the city's traffic situation and solutions to ensure traffic safety

Đà Nẵng motel helps young poor parents

A motel in central Da Nang's Le Quang Dinh Street has become a destination for young poor parents and single mothers who need somewhere to live at affordable prices.

Hanoi plans solutions to increase public transport use

Hanoi is considering setting up priority lanes for buses while banning cars on some roads.

A refined plea for nationhood

In his latest novel Trong Vô Tận (Inside Infinity), writer Vinh Quyen offers a sophisticated genealogy of Vietnam which is at once familiar and also new.

State audit could face lawsuits: draft law

State agencies will be allowed to file legal challenges against the State Audit over unsatisfactory audit reports, according to a draft amendment to the Law on State Audit.

Questioning of suspects to be recorded

The questioning of suspects nationwide must be recorded with audio and images from the beginning of next year.

Two Quang Binh festivals granted national heritage titles

The Ma Coong ethnic minority group’s drum beating festival and traditional boat racing on Kien Giang River in Quang Binh have been recognised as national intangible cultural heritages by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.


Scholarship foundation set up for rural Vietnamese students

The New York-based Institute for Vietnamese Culture and Education (IVCE) has established the Rural Villages Scholarship Foundation to support poor students in rural areas of Vietnam.

Local artist’s exhibition celebrates National Day

An exhibition of 52 paintings by local artist Duy Ninh is on display at the city’s Fine Arts Museum, 78 Le Duan street, in celebration of the 74th National Day.

Poetry lovers commemorate late poets

A series of cultural and art events will be held from August 25 to September 1 in Hanoi to commemorate poetry couple Luu Quang Vu and Xuan Quynh.

Upcoming horror flicks excite local fans

Young director Tran Huu Tan, who is making a psychological thriller inspired by a Vietnamese folk song called Bắc Kim Thang has sparked excitement among horror film enthusiasts.

Land erosion in the Mekong Delta must be carefully considered

Nguyen Huu Thien, an independent researcher on the ecosystem in the Mekong Delta talks to Nông thôn Ngày nay (Countryside Today) newspaper on the serious problem of land erosion in the region.