Yen Bai: Van Chan district strives to develop “non-smoke” industry Travel

Yen Bai: Van Chan district strives to develop “non-smoke” industry

Van Chan district in the northern province of Yen Bai aims to boost tourism development and expand tourism linkages with other districts in the province. To this end, the district has provided all possible conditions for local enterprises and people to invest and develop tourism projects and attract more visitors.
Campaign to green up Hanoi with 4,000 trees Environment

Campaign to green up Hanoi with 4,000 trees

The Green Vietnam Biodiversity Conservation Centre (GreenViet) in coordination with the Labour Federation of Hanoi’s Ung Hoa district and the Youth Union in Doi Binh commune has launched a campaign to plant 4,000 trees to improve the air conditions in the capital city.
Straw burning threatens flight safety: aviation official Environment

Straw burning threatens flight safety: aviation official

The burning of straw, plant byproducts and other waste on fields near airports produces smoke that affects visibility for pilots and poses a high risk to flight safety, said an official from the Northern Airports Authority under the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.
Forest fires complicate COVID-19 fight in Indonesia World

Forest fires complicate COVID-19 fight in Indonesia

Smog from forest fires in Indonesia could complicate the country's efforts to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, as its government has no contingency plan for additional respiratory diseases, local health experts warned on May 8.
Prisoners escape in Thailand’s jail riot World

Prisoners escape in Thailand’s jail riot

A number of inmates escaped from a central prison in Thailand’s northeastern province of Buri Ram, following a riot caused by about 100 hard-core prisoners on March 29, said the country’s Minister of Justice Somsak Thepsutin.
Ethnic village turns into civilised community Society

Ethnic village turns into civilised community

An ethnic-minority village in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has become well-known for its title “village with 3-nos” (no drinking, no smoking and no social evils) thanks to a concerted communal effort that commenced over a dozen years ago.
Lac Village: Tourism starts bouncing back Destinations

Lac Village: Tourism starts bouncing back

After weeks of avoiding travelling due to fears of COVID-19, many people have started travelling again thanks to improvements in epidemic prevention in Vietnam. Story from Lac village in Hoa Binh province.