Society

Libraries fighting to revive love of reading

To encourage people to read books, many individuals have opened libraries to the public free of charge. In Hanoi, these libraries have become useful places for local people, helping revive the love of reading at a time when the traditional thirst for reading seems to have eroded.
Book festival opens at national library Society

Book festival opens at national library

A book festival took place at the National Library of Vietnam on April 20 in Hanoi in response to Vietnam Book Day (April 21) and World Book and Copyright Day (April 23).
April 21 to be “Vietnam Book Day” Society

April 21 to be “Vietnam Book Day”

“Vietnam Book Day” will be celebrated on April 21 every year from this year on, as a way to honour the value of books as well as their role and importance in social life.
Business

2013: State budget revenue exceeds target

Despite difficult economic circumstances both at home and abroad, Vietnam ’s 2013 budget revenue has exceeded 0.4 percent of its target, according to Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung.
Business

Vespa lovers unfazed by accelerating prices

For vintage scooter enthusiasts in Ho Chi Minh City, the Piaggio-made ride has become a valued collectors item. Many devote themselves to restoring the vehicles, which can cost millions of VND.
Culture - Sports

Keeping the “Then” flames eternal

Chiem Hoa district of northern Tuyen Quang province is home to 18 ethnic groups, each with their own special cultures. Among these, arguably the most memorable is Hat then singing – a traditional oratorio of the Tay people.
Culture - Sports

Valuable French furnishings on show

Antique lovers will have a chance to contemplate old French furnishings which appeared in Vietnam throughout the 19th century and are now on display at Bien Hoa Ancient Citadel in the southern province of Dong Nai.
Business

Electronics firms in Vietnam to manage e-waste

Within the next two years, all producers of electronic devices in Vietnam will be required to take responsibility for the environmentally friendly disposal of their products. Report by Vietnam Investment Review.