Thousands benefit from poverty reduction project Society

Thousands benefit from poverty reduction project

As many as 192,000 households have directly benefitted from the Northern Mountains Poverty Reduction Project, said Nguyen Thanh Duong, Director General of the Department for Agricultural Economy, Ministry of Planning and Investment.
HCM City gets new speciality market Business

HCM City gets new speciality market

Nearly 1,000 “clean” agricultural and other speciality products and consumers goods are on display at the Green Market–Tet Consumer Products fair, which takes place in HCM City’s District 11.
Cold spell means peach blossoms cost more Society

Cold spell means peach blossoms cost more

As Tet draws near, most peach trees are, thankfully, not blooming early - thanks to the cold. With more than 10 days to go to the Year of the Dog, ornamental wholesalers are rushing to peach-blossom gardens in Hanoi to choose their stock.
Travel

Numerous tour options offered during Tet holiday

Local and foreign visitors have a variety of domestic tour options during the upcoming lunar New Year holiday (Tet), which will last from February 15 to 23 this year, as travel companies increase their promotion programmes for reasonably-priced tours to attractive destinations.
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.
Society

Minority cultures worth preserving

Happily married with a little daughter in Dong Van Town, 500km north of Hanoi , Trang Thi Lan, 30, misses her own people at festival times.
Culture - Sports

Photojournalist juxtaposes old, new

A German photojournalist who was only 20 years old when he was on assignment in Vietnam in the 1960s has returned to exhibit a new collection of photos that juxtapose the old with the new.