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Tran Quang Hoai, general director of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s General Department of Disaster Prevention and Control and deputy head of the Central Steering Committee on Natural Disaster Prevention

Passion fruit processing pollutes environment in Dak Nong Province

Residents from Quang Tan Commune in Central Highlands Province of Dak Nong claimed their lives are being affected by a passion fruit processing facility in the region.

Southern Folk Cakes Festival to feature over 200 booths

 The eighth Southern Folk Cakes Festival in the Mekong Delta City of Can Tho will feature more than 200 booths of 19 cities and provinces from across Vietnam from April 12 to 16.

Award-winning Canadian comedian to perform at Caravelle

 Award-winning Canadian actor, comedian and musician Phil Nichol will perform at an international comedy show at Caravelle Saigon Hotel on April 9.

Vietnamese filmmakers turn to Netflix for larger market

 Vietnamese filmmakers want to use Netflix as a way to market their films to international audiences but have faced many difficulties.

Vietnam-Japan Friendship Concert to take place in Hanoi

 A Vietnam-Japan Friendship Concert, themed ‘Spring of Music and Friendship’, will take place at the L’Espace Centre in Hanoi on March 20.

FVH paper cutting workshop on hanging decorations to be held on March 23

 A craft workshop on how to make decoration items from paper will be held by the Friends of Vietnam Heritage on March 23.

Pen Tower at Hoan Kiem Lake to “turn green” on March 16

 The area of But (Pen) Tower at Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake will be lit up green at 8pm on March 16 in response to Ireland’s “Global Greening” campaign, which aims to observe the Irish national holiday, St Patrick’s Day (March 17).

Hanoi Paragon Hill Resort wins three Vietnamese records

 The Hanoi Paragon Hill Resort in Van Hoa commune, Hanoi’s outskirts district of Ba Vi, has been recognised for setting three records by the Vietnam Record Association. 

Nguyen Xuan Luc to hold “Particles” exhibition in Hanoi

Painter Nguyen Xuan Luc will hold his first solo exhibition called “Particles” at the Vietnam Fine Arts Museum in Hanoi from March 11 to 18, featuring 34 square-sized and rectangular works and 16 round paintings.

In Vietnam, cultural heritages are evolving with societal transformation

 The northern province of Bac Ninh recently marked the 10th anniversary of UNESCO’s recognition of quan ho singing as an intangible cultural heritage.

Binh Thuan faces high risk of forest fire

 Over 100,000 ha out of 350,000 ha of forests in the south central coastal province of Binh Thuan are on the highest alert for fires as the peak of the dry season begins, according to the provincial Forestry Management Department. 

Annual festival opens in Danang to delight of fishermen

 The Cau Ngu Festival, a festival where fisherman come to pray for a good harvest of fish, opened in Thanh Khe district, Danang city on February 20, the 16th day of the first lunar month.

Can Tho looks to partner with Italy in fashion, tourism

 Vice Chairman of Cần Thơ City’s People’s Committee, Trương Quang Hoài Nam, expressed a wish to partner with the Italian Chamber of Commerce in Việt Nam (ICHAM) in fashion and tourism.

Festival highlights Thai ethnic people’s culture values

 Xoe Chieng Festival is a crucial event of Thai ethnic people in the northwestern region. The festival took place in Than Uyen district, Lai Chau province on Februarty 12 and 13 (the 8th and 9th day of the Lunar New Year). 

Red Dao wedding ceremony held on first days of lunar new year in Yen Bai

A wedding ceremony featuring the Red Dao ethnic people of the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai has been held on the first days of the Lunar New Year, as per their customs.

H’Hen Nie achieves Top 8 finish in Miss Grand Slam 2018

Vietnamese beauty H’Hen Nie has been listed among the Top 8 of the Miss Grand Slam 2018 beauty competition as announced by Globalbeauties.

Dong Nai uses drones to protect elephants

 The Forest Protection Department of Dong Nai Province has distributed new equipment to the forest rangers on January 29 in Dinh Quan District to prevent rampaging elephants.

Lunar New Year – biggest traditional holiday in Vietnam

 The traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) is the biggest and oldest festival in Vietnam, bringing its people together to celebrate the sacred and meaningful annual event.

HCM City art installation raises awareness about impact of plastic waste

 “The Parting of the Plastic Sea” art installation opened on Friday in the atrium of the Estella Place retail mall in HCM City’s District 2.