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Deputy PM encourages Vietnam-US environment cooperation

20:06 | 04/15/2014

(VOV) - The environment protection agencies of Vietnam and the US should strengthen cooperation in the areas of mutual concern, including biological technology development, pollution control, and environmental protection in the river basin.

Veteran actor Trinh Thinh dies

09:46 | 04/14/2014

People's Artist Trinh Thinh, one of the great names of Vietnamese revolutionary cinema, died at age 88 in Hanoi on April 11 after long illness.

Top ten beautiful places to visit in Vietnam

15:31 | 04/09/2014

(VOV) - Vietnam is filled with beautiful and exotic sights ranging from rural countryside to ancient Temples and tombs. Petal Mashraki, a freelance travel writer, has suggested 10 of the most beautiful places to visit in Vietnam in an article published on

Gaur discovered in Quang Nam province

14:45 | 04/06/2014

(VOV) - An adult male gaur (Bos gaurus) has been discovered wandering around the Sao La Nature Reserve buffer zone, and scientists plan to return him to the Nam Cat Tien Nature Reserve.

Kien Giang on high alert for forest fires

11:24 | 04/01/2014

(VOV) -Forestry officials in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang have taken preemptive measures to prevent forest fires and have placed more than 10,500 ha at a high level of alert.

Hanoi honours ancient dream

08:05 | 03/31/2014

We gathered in a slight drizzle outside Bach Ma Temple at nine in the morning. Our walking tour of the Old Quarter was about to begin.

Wood exports hit US$1.4 bil in Q1

19:13 | 03/30/2014

(VOV) - Wood product exports are expected to hit US$490 million in March, bringing the total for the first three months of the year to US$1.4 billion, up 20.1% against the comparable period last year

Thanh Hoa mobilises int’l aid from NGOs

18:43 | 03/28/2014

(VOV) - The central province of Thanh Hoa held a conference on March 28 seeking to solicit financial aid from more than 50 international non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in attendance.

Rescue ends bear bile farming in Binh Thuan

09:12 | 03/26/2014

The Animals Asia Foundation (AAF) and authorised agencies of the central province of Binh Thuan rescued the last farmed bear in the locality, putting an end to bear bile farming here.

Meeting marks World Water Day

12:18 | 03/21/2014

(VOV) -A meeting themed “Water and Energy” was convened in the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau on March 21 in response to World Water Day (March 22).

Vietnam eager to bolster ties with Norway

19:54 | 03/19/2014

(VOV) - Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan has affirmed Vietnam’s recognition of importance to strengthening relations with Scandinavian nations including Norway at her talks with the visiting Norwegian Crown Prince Haakon Magnus in Hanoi on March 19.

Hue hosts conference on Acacia Plantation Forestry

18:56 | 03/18/2014

(VOV) -As many as 200 domestic and foreign scientists and forest rangers attended a conference themed "Sustaining the Future of Acacia Plantation Forestry" in Hue City on March 18.

Vietnam closely cooperates with Malaysia in search efforts

18:09 | 03/13/2014

(VOV) -In the coming days, Vietnam will continue to work closely with Malaysia to hunt for the missing plane, has affirmed Foreign Ministry spokesperson Le Hai Binh.

New translation brings Bhana war hero to life

15:34 | 03/13/2014

The famous novel Dat Nuoc Dung Len (The Country Rises Up) by veteran writer Nguyen Ngoc about DinhNup, a guerrilla leader of the ethnic Bhana group during the country's resistance war against the French, has been translated into Bhana.

Forest fire in Ca Mau at alarming level

12:48 | 03/12/2014

(VOV) -There is an imminent risk that the entire U Minh Ha indigo forest may erupt in flames, said southernmost Ca Mau province’s Agriculture and Rural Development Department Director Le Van Su.