Society

Hanoi focuses on ethnic minority areas

Hanoi is striving to reduce the poverty rate amongst the ethnic minorities by 2-3 percent per year and double the per-capita income in these areas between now and 2020.
Politics

Female overseas Vietnamese applauded in Hanoi

Chairwoman of the Vietnam Women's Union Nguyen Thi Thanh Hoa has praised the role of overseas Vietnamese, especially the female in contributing to the country’s development and boosting friendship and cooperation between Vietnam and other countries.
International gong festival begins Culture - Sports

International gong festival begins

Sixty gong troupes from five Asian countries and 24 cities and provinces in Vietnam kicked off the first International Gong Festival in the Central Highland province of Gia Lai on Nov. 12 night.
Society

Programmes to improve lives of ethnic groups

The northern province of Lang Son and the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak have implemented a series of programmes to improve the living standards of ethnic people in their localities.
Politics

Vietnam presents ethnic rights at UN forum

Vietnam attaches great importance to ensuring equal rights for all ethnic minorities and considers this a decisive factor for sustainable national development, said a ranking government official.
Culture - Sports

1.7 mln USD earmarked to expand culture database

The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has decided to invest 31 billion VND (around 1.73 million USD) in eight new satellite database centres that preserve information on intangible cultural heritages of ethnic groups in the country.
Society

More donations for Vu A Dinh scholarship fund

The Vu A Dinh scholarship fund, a foundation of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union for poor and well performing ethnic students, has to date received 500 million VND from the Unilever Vietnam Group.