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 Over four million tons of untreated coal ash and slag, discharged from thermal power plants in the south-central coastal province of Binh Thuan, pose serious risks to the environment, said a local official.

Events in Hanoi & HCMC on December 17-23

A selection of noteworthy artistic and cultural events to take place in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

HCM City fails in heritage preservation

 Every year, HCM City loses more heritage buildings to poor urban planning and a lack of awareness about their economic value. The issue was mentioned at a seminar on the city’s heritage preservation recently.

Peach blossoms show off beauty in Hanoi

 However, peach blossoms, a traditionally festive flower in Vietnam’s northern region, are already being sold early at Quang Ba flower market in Hanoi’s Tay Ho district.

Cherry blossom festival to return to Pa Khoang, Dien Bien

 The cherry blossom festival will return to Pa Khoang commune, Dien Bien district, the northwestern province of Dien Bien for the second time from January 11 – 13, 2019.

Hanoi’s student wins Asian drawing award

 A set of paintings by Hanoi’s 12-year-old student Nguyen Mai Trang has won the Grand Prix Award at the Mitsubishi Asian Children’s Enikki Festa painting contest.

Erosion and landslide ravage Son Tra Island

 Son Tra Island and some other beaches in Danang City have continued to face serious erosions and landslides after the heavy rains over the past few days.

Chinese artists win international art festival in Da Nang

 Artists Liu Ruili and Zhang Yuying from China won the A prize of an art festival for foreigners held in the central city of Da Nang on December 8 and 9.

HCM City struggles against overcrowded schools

 The authorities in HCM City are searching for new methods to increase the number of classes in the city because of a lack of land.

Company proposes to renovate To Lich River

 Phuong Bac Infrastructure Company proposed November 8 to transform the heavily-polluted To Lich River in Hanoi. 

Two renowned musicians from Hong Kong to perform in HCMC

On the evening of December 14, the audience in HCMC can come to an East-meet-West musical space where saxophonist Timothy Sun and pianist Jacqueline Leung from Hong Kong will perform.

Sa Pa winter festival 2018 in full swing

 The Sa Pa winter festival 2018 is underway in Sa Pa town, the northern mountainous province of Lao Cai with a wide range of splendid activities.

Vietnamese movie wins prize at Cairo int’l film festival

 Vietnamese movie Nguoi Vo Ba (The Third Wife) on November 29 received the Best Artistic Contribution in International Competition awards at the 40th Cairo International Film Festival (CIFF).

H'hen Nie predicted a top 3 finish at Miss Universe 2018

The Global Beauties website has predicted that H'hen Nie, the Vietnamese representative at Miss Universe 2018, will achieve the second runner-up spot at the ongoing global beauty pageant.

Two renowned musicians from Hong Kong to perform in HCMC

 On the evening of December 14, the audience in HCMC can come to an East-meet-West musical space where saxophonist Timothy Sun and pianist Jacqueline Leung from Hong Kong will perform in the cosy space of the Soul Live Project Complex.

Conical hat street in Hanoi Old Quarter

 Dao Duy Tu Street in the Hanoi Old Quarter has been decorated with thousands of conical hats and lanterns, attracting a lot of visitors.

Artists to celebrate 10th Korea festival

 The 10th Korean Culture & Food Festival will begin on November 30, offering festival-goers a chance to enjoy food and music performances by popular artists from the Republic of Korea and Vietnam.

Quest Festival cancelled at last minute

 A popular music and arts festival planned for this weekend was cancelled at the last minute.

Cultural activities to welcome New Year

 A series of cultural activities will take place at the Vietnam National Village for Ethnic Culture and Tourism in Dong Mo Tourism Area in Son Tay Town, Hanoi, from December 1, 2018 to January 2, 2019, to welcome the New Year 2019.

Vietnam has seven universities in URAP’s list

 It is an honor when Vietnam has seven universities in the University Ranking by Academic Performance (URAP’s list of top universities in the world).