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China’s land reclamation triggers major concern

11:07 | 06/30/2015

The Diplomat, an online international news magazine covering politics, society and culture in the Asia- Pacific, on June 24, published an article about China’s land reclamation in the East Sea, internationally known as the South China Sea.

Danang among top 8 most colourful cities in the world

10:11 | 06/30/2015

(VOV) -SkyScanner, the world’s travel search engine, has cited Vietnam’s central Danang city among top 8 most colourful cities in the world.

How to prepare for exploring world’s largest cave in Vietnam

09:59 | 06/30/2015

A tour to Son Doong, the new gem among Southeast Asian jungles and arguably the top choice for adventure seekers coming to Vietnam these days, needs a lot of exercises and costs US$3,000 for a week.

Seafood sector aims to produce 6.4 mln tonnes this year

09:01 | 06/30/2015

Vietnam’s seafood farming and fishing industry is expecting to produce 6.4 million tonnes in 2015, according to the Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

Vietnam, Australia boost mining cooperation

18:00 | 06/29/2015

(VOV) - Mining industry professionals from Vietnam and Australia gathered at a seminar on June 29 in Hanoi to get updated on the latest trends and technology advances in the industry.

PM approves electricity subsidy grant for the disadvantaged

18:24 | 06/28/2015

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has agreed to use money from the state budget to subsidize electricity prices for residents in island communes and districts and poor households.

Mekong Delta is losing thousands of acres of land to erosion

00:40 | 06/29/2015

The Mekong Delta, Vietnam's biggest farming region, is losing 500 hectares (1,235 acres) of land to erosion every year as land accretion fails to make up for areas being washed away, new evidence suggested.

Coffee growers receive support for effective water resource management

12:44 | 06/28/2015

Coffee farming households in five Vietnamese Central Highland provinces have recently benefitted from the project ‘More coffee with less water- towards a reduction of the blue water footprint in coffee production’.

Vietnam toilet design wins award

10:10 | 06/28/2015

The design for a restroom fused with a garden, constructed in the northern province of Cao Bang by Ha Noi-based H&P Architects, won the Social Good Award at the 2015 AZ Awards hosted by the Canadian architecture magazine Azure.

10 dishes you must try next time you’re in Hanoi

18:09 | 06/27/2015

(VOV) -No matter where you go around the globe, every major city puts its own spin on food, whether they're serving a slightly different version of a familiar favourite or a strange (to you) dish.

Work starts on infrastructure at Thu Thiem new urban area

17:14 | 06/27/2015

The Ho Chi Minh City Infrastructure Investment JSC on June 27 commenced the construction of technical infrastructure at the northern residential quarter and the north-south road in Thu Thiem new urban area.

Da Nang seeks more support from World Bank

17:05 | 06/27/2015

The central city of Da Nang has asked the World Bank to increase its funding for waste water treatment projects in the city.

Outreach event deters irregular migration in Nghe An

09:09 | 06/27/2015

A community outreach programme was held in the Cua Lo township of central Nghe An province on June 26 to raise awareness of unsanctioned water migration and deter them from risking their lives to sail for Australia – a popular destination for local illegal immigrants.

Northwest river captivates intrepid explorers

12:01 | 06/26/2015

It was the beginning of winter in the northern province of Ha Giang. Tran Anh Tu, 30, said he still remembered the fog covering the endless mountain ranges on two sides of the Gam River. They took off on a journey straight out of a fantasy, gliding along in a high-speed boat down the river.

Plants from Monet's garden bathed in blue

11:51 | 06/26/2015

The images of botanical and geological specimens from the garden of Claude Monet, founder of French Impressionism, are part of an exhibition by artist Pipo Nguyen Duy in Hanoi.