New routes for Hanoi electric car tours Travel

New routes for Hanoi electric car tours

Tourists visiting Hanoi will have more options to enjoy and learn about the city's history when two new routes of sightseeing electric car tours will be launched next week.
Society

Brave bikers geared to raise fund for children

A group of 10 foreigners are riding Honda 67 bikes from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City, following the former Ho Chi Minh Trail, to raise funds for improvements in healthcare for childbearing women and premature babies in the central region.
Society

Quang Nam educates locals about mine risks

Danish Demining Group (DDG) Vietnam on April 12 launched an education project for the prevention of accidents related to landmines and unexploded ordnances (UXO) in central Quang Nam province’s Duy Xuyen district.
Two US cluster bombs removed in Quang Tri Society

Two US cluster bombs removed in Quang Tri

Two Exploded Ordnance Disposal (EOD) teams from Peace Trees Vietnam have removed two cluster bombs in the central province of Quang Tri province, the teams' head Nguyen Van Cuong told Vietnam News on March 12.
Culture - Sports

Poetry Day focuses on young

The year’s most-anticipated poetry festival will take place at the Temple of Literature in Hanoi this weekend, when the 11th National Poetry Day coincides as usual with first full-moon of the year with the theme Tuoi Tre Voi To Quoc (Youth and Nation).
Society

US anti-war activist pens memoir

A memoir by an American peace activist, released in Vietnamese on January 22, give readers a perspective on the American war that is different from combat and violence.
Culture - Sports

Vietnam commemorates heroines in historic junction

Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan on July 24 attended a ceremony to commemorate the 44 th death anniversary of 10 young female volunteers who sacrificed their lives levelling bomb craters on July 24, 1968 in Dong Loc intersection in the central province of Ha Tinh.
Forest fires wreak havoc Environment

Forest fires wreak havoc

Forest fires blamed on the unseasonably hot weather have devastated swathes of forestry and agricultural land across the country.
Culture - Sports

Vietnamese author scoops SEA writers award

The South East Asian (SEA) Writers Awards 2011 took place in Bangkok on Feb. 16 with the honour presented to Vietnamese writer Nguyen Chi Trung for his book “Tieng khoc cua nang Ut” (The Cry of Ut) and seven other ASEAN writers.
Culture - Sports

Photo book salutes General Giap

A book of photographs entitled General and Commander-in-Chief Vo Nguyen Giap, compiled by photographer Tran Manh Thuong, has been published by the Culture and Information Publishing House.