Mekong Sub-region fights haze pollution Environment

Mekong Sub-region fights haze pollution

Representatives from Thailand , Laos , Cambodia , Myanmar and Vietnam and the ASEAN Secretariat gathered in Hanoi on Feb. 29 at the second Meeting of the Sub-regional Ministerial Steering Committee on Transboundary Haze Pollution in the Mekong Sub-region.
Society

Kids make film to fight smoking

The three-minute film Thuoc La va Nguoi Lon (Tobacco and Adults), made by ninth graders from the Le Quy Don Secondary School in HCM City, won first prize at the fifth filmmaking contest for Vietnamese students.
Society

Youth to join global eco-diary contest

First-prize for the national Eco Picture Diary Contest has been taken by 12-year-old Nguyen Phan Van Linh who will represent Vietnamese school students in the international contest in Paris in December.
ASEAN meeting on tobacco control opens Society

ASEAN meeting on tobacco control opens

Nine out of 10 members of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) gathered for the second meeting of focal points for tobacco control, which opened in Hanoi on May 11.
Art by beloved singer posted online Culture - Sports

Art by beloved singer posted online

Fifty paintings by celebrated musician Trinh Cong Son are on display online, giving his fans all over the world the rare chance of discovering the world, people and love through their icon's paintings instead of music.
Vietnam woos Malaysian visitors Travel

Vietnam woos Malaysian visitors

A gala night to promote Vietnam’s tourism was held in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Dec. 20 as part of Vietnam’s campaign to develop this non-smoke industry in 2011.
Culture - Sports

Old Quarter celebrates culture

Hanoi's Old Quarter is hosting a tea ceremony and an exhibition of vintage timepieces until Nov. 27, as well as a discussion of traditional culture in the capital city.
Society

Male smoking reaches alarming rate

With almost half (47.4 percent) of adult men smoking or getting involved in other uses of tobacco, Vietnam has been put into the group of countries with extremely high smoking rates among men.
Society

WHO experts attend regional tobacco workshop

WHO medical experts and delegates from 10 regional countries are gathering in Hanoi for a three-day workshop on building a fund for tobacco harm prevention and control, and health improvement.
Society

OV in France to help boost Vietnam’s tourism

More than 150 overseas Vietnamese (OV) delegates from 14 French cities and provinces gathered at a meeting in Paris on Sept. 8 to discuss solutions to develop Vietnam’s tourism sector.
Health

WHO urges higher cigarette tax

Raising cigarette taxes could be the most effective way of reducing the high smoking rate in Vietnam , according to participants at a seminar on smoking prevention held in Binh Duong Province last week.