Health

Remote areas face doctor shortage

Healthcare in remote areas is still experiencing fundamental problems, including lack of equipment and shortage of doctors and professional staff.
Terraced field farming culture in northern Vietnam Culture - Sports

Terraced field farming culture in northern Vietnam

Anybody who has ever visited the northern region during the harvest season cannot help but be astonished at the stunning beauty of terraced fields which undulate around the hillsides and mountainsides as well as streams and rivers, resembling giant yellow staircases allowing people to step from Earth to heaven. Report by Radio The Voice of Vietnam.
Travel

Terraced fields, ladders to heaven appealing to tourists

The magnificent terraced rice fields, also called ladders to the heaven, with ripening paddy grains of ethnic minority people in Yen Bai province’s Mu Cang Chai district or Ha Giang province’s Hoang Su Phi district have attracted a large number of tourists, tour operators said.
Society

Youngsters caught trafficking drug

Police in Thanh Uyen district, the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, on August 8 arrested two youngsters trafficking seven kilograms of opium poppy sap.
Assistance given to natural disaster victims Society

Assistance given to natural disaster victims

The Hanoi chapter of the VFF Committee has provided a total of 8 billion VND in refief aid for the central provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh to overcome consequences of the recent flood.
Travel

‘Yellow autumn' draws visitors to Mu Cang Chai

In autumn, the fields of Mu Cang Chai turn varying shades of brilliant yellow and are filled with life as ethnic Mong farmers, wearing traditional attire, harvest the abundance of ripe rice and shoulder bags of the grain home over mountains and hills and across swinging suspension bridges.
Society

Students access net in remote district

Few of the nearly 250 students of La Pan Tan Secondary School in the remote Mu Cang Chai district in the northern province of Yen Bai knew anything about computers or even connecting to the internet until a computing class was recently held.
Society

Landslide buries seven in Yen Bai

Landslides destroyed five houses and left seven people missing in the northern mountainous province of Yen Bai's Mu Cang Chai district on August 22 afternoon.