Society

Ceremony praises 100 blood donors

One-hundred blood donors from across the country will be honoured at a ceremony in Hanoi on Sunday for their contribution to humanitarian aid.
Business

Sugar production climbs by 21.3 percent

Vietnam produced 1.13 million tonnes of sugar in the 2010-11 sugarcane seasons, up 21.3 percent against the last season, according to the Vietnam Sugarcane and Sugar Association.
Photos show national heroes, celebrities Culture - Sports

Photos show national heroes, celebrities

More than 500 items, documents and photos featuring of the land and people of Vietnam , particularly Vietnamese heroes and cultural celebrities, went on display at the Vietnam Revolutionary Museum on Oct. 4.
Culture - Sports

Hanoi food fest tempts taste buds

Vietnamese food-lovers will be able to tuck into quintessential Hanoian fare during a six-day festival that started on Oct. 6 at Ho Tay Park on Lac Long Quan Street to mark the capital's millennium.
Hue Festival hosts many diverse unique events Culture - Sports

Hue Festival hosts many diverse unique events

The 2010 Hue Festival has stepped into its fifth day with a range of diverse and unique activities, including a science festival, street performances, a “Royal Palace by Night” event and a fashion show of “Ao dai”, Vietnam’s traditional long dress.
Society

Peace at the end of the road

Tran Thi Tuyet Nga first arrived in Cu Chi in 1961 when the area was peaceful and plentiful. When she went back 10 years later, Cu Chi was a desolate battlefield during the American War, where nothing could survive above ground. Nga lived in a tunnel, fought and witnessed thousands of comrades sacrifice their lives.
World

UN helps Myanmar achieve anti-poverty goals

The United Nations will support a review of Myanmar’s efforts to reach its global anti-poverty targets, otherwise known as the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) and help the country to upgrade its agricultural sector.
Society

Vietnam focuses on developing craft villages

Developing craft villages so they can enable rural residents to earn a stable income, is one of the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development’s (MARD) major policies, said a senior ministry official.