Vietnamese, Lao, Cambodian businesswomen share experiences in green economic development

A forum connecting female entrepreneurs of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia was held in Hanoi on July 5, with discussions focusing on green economy.

Top legislator receives delegations of Lao, Cambodian women’s unions

National Assembly (NA) Chairman Tran Thanh Man on July 4 hosted a reception for delegations of Lao and Cambodian women and female entrepreneurs who came to...

Project promotes gender equality among Bru-Van Kieu ethnic community

A workshop was held in the central province of Quang Binh on May 10 to introduce a project to improve access to vocational training to enhance the quality of...

Vietnam hailed for demonstrating strong commitment to gender equality in law-making

Vietnam has demonstrated a strong commitment to gender equality in its policies and laws, Ambassador and Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation to...

Women accompany with military and people to achieve Dien Bien Phu victory

In the historic Dien Bien Phu victory, there had a significant contribution of the resilient and indomitable Vietnamese women.
  • The valley of old people

    The number of people in the world who are one hundred years of age and older is small. But in Muong Lum valley in Yen Chau district, the northern mountainous province of Son La, there are at least six people who are still healthy at an age of over...
  • Joy My Lien and her 14-year journey of tracing roots

    The Vietnamese-born American hopes one day she will gather successful Vietnamese businesspeople in the US who were adopted by American couples to participate in humanitarian activities in the homeland.
  • Mobilising people’s strengths to serve national development

    “At the time under the French colonialists’ rule, Vietnam was small. However, the Vietnamese were successful in changing their lives following the August Revolution and the two wars of resistance.
  • Homestay tours

    You will eat, sleep and learn about living activities at residents’ homes where you come during your homestay tours. This kind of tour is for those who like discovering, experiencing and learn about customs and practice of various cultures.
  • Cycling Tours in Ha Noi

    Only with VND30,000 a day, you can take a sightseeing tour of Ha Noi to enjoy the specific features of the city by bicyle. And Ha Noi's Department of Tourism will work out the plan of ecological cycling tour, which has recently attracted many...
  • World chefs dine à la Hue in Korea food seminar

    Vegetarian Food Page Coordinator of Buddhism Culture Magazine, Ho Thi Hoang Anh, will represent Vietnam in the World Master Chef Seminar in Korea on June 30.
  • Disabled women’s determination, initiative make success possible

    Despite facing enormous odds, women with disabilities in the country have transformed their conditions to live and work with dignity — a fact illustrated by the lives of 36-year-old Nguyen Thi Huong and 42-year-old Nguyen Thi Hai Son hailing from...
  • Visit Bac Ha for Corn Wine and Kermis

    Bac Ha District is located in Lao Cai Province, a mountainous region in northern Viet Nam. It is well-known for its naturally subtropical scenery and average temperature of 19°C. Tam Hoa plums are really a local specialty: sweet and fresh. Bac Ha...
  • Women photographers bring Japanese peaceful Viet Nam image

    Exhibition "Childhood" by Ba Han from Ho Chi Minh City and a number of other displays by members of the Hai Au Women Photographers' Club opened in Tokyo, Japan, on June 1, in the framework of a Vietnamese Photography Month.
  • Thanh An to play former world champion at World Olympiad

    Vietnamese international grandmaster Nguyen Thi Thanh An plays against Bulgarian former world champion Stefanova Antoeneta in game nine of the World Chess Olympiad in Rome.

  • The silent voluntary communities

    Not campaign, not noisily movement/ operations, the younger silently access/ finding pavements, parks… teaching for the homeless children, examining for rootless population (people who have no house or flat to live). They are voluntary...
  • Disabled children in HCMCity find home away from home at Tuoi Hong

    It is 6.30am and the rain is heavy. All streets leading to the classroom are flooded. However, all of the children and the two teachers from Tuoi Hong Club find a way to get to class. One hour later, the class starts as usual.
  • Hotels in Vietnam hub pamper visiting APEC officials

    Hotels in Ho Chi Minh City are pulling out all the stops to make things comfortable for Asia-Pacific officials who are in the city for the second APEC Senior Officials’ Meeting.

  • Elderly Woman with Love for Painting

    It is hard to believe that the author of nearly 1,000 paintings displayed at dozens of exhibitions is an 85-year-old lady, who has never been trained as a painter. However, this is a true story about an elderly talented lady, Mrs. Le Thi.

  • Banh khuc – a delicacy of the common people

    Banh khuc is a traditional cake of Vietnam. It’s a rice ball made from glutinous rice, green bean, pork, spices and, most importantly, cudweed (khuc).
  • Pilgrimage follows in footsteps of wartime diarist Dang Thuy Tram

    The popularity of the diaries of a physician who lost her life during the American War have inspired a tour to the places described in her journals.

  • French woman and the doctorate thesis about Vietnamese ca tru

    The traditional Vietnamese music genre “ca tru” was selected by French woman, Alienor Anisensel as the topic of her doctorate thesis. This was also the topic of her Master’s study. Before putting the final touches on her doctorate thesis, she had...
  • Trans-Vietnam tour by motorbikes

    Saigontourist Company has held a trans-Vietnam tour by motorbike this month for tourists from Yamaha Motor Vietnam, contributing to promoting the image of Vietnamese tourism.
  • Don’t mess with grandma: wushu draws older fans

    At 76, there are several things that warm the heart of Nguyen Thi An, such as seeing her grandchildren smile when she slams her fist through wooden tiles
  • Students: 'everyone is an ambassador'

    A programme to create a national trademark was launched in the city this month, encouraging thousands of young Vietnamese to become national "ambassadors"
  • Challenges remain in Vietnam’s childcare system

    Providing free medical check-ups for children under six is a major policy of the Party and State. To implement the policy effectively, it is necessary to have concrete regulations on providing free medical check-ups for children under six and make...
  • Contest for young business gurus launched

    The “Lighting up young business talents 2006” contest was launched in HCM City on April 28.
  • Attractive through national history and culture

    Mr. Tran Quang Hoan, Deputy Head of the Vietnamese Overseas Committee, revealed new things about Vietnam Summer Camping 2006 for the typical Vietnamese Overseas youth.
  • Vietnam on track to meet target of reducing child malnutrition

    Vietnam ranks third in the East Asia and Pacific region after Malaysia and China in the average annual rate of reduction. This impressive rate of improvement resulted in a sharp reduction in malnutrition rate among children under five from 51.5%...
  • Eight Wonders of Vietnam

    UNESCO lists five World Heritages in the country, but Adventure Beat editor Christian Kallen's list presents a more varied picture: the Eight Wonders of Vietnam.
  • Contemporary art exhibition opens in Hanoi

    An exhibition entitled "The Changes of Humans, Objects, Opinions and Thoughts" opened at the Hanoi Museum of Fine Arts on April 26.
  • Beach volleyball: Eight foreign teams to compete at Tuan Chau-Ha Long contest

    Eight foreign teams from Thailand, Laos, China and Kvazakhstan will compete at the Tuan Chau-Ha Long beach volleyball contest, reported Ho Chi Minh City Sports newspaper.
  • Community unites to minimise damage from natural disasters

    "Through the project I learned that growing early-maturing rice and other crops would allow me to harvest before the flood comes," said Cu Thi Huong in Ninh Thuan Province.
  • Award-winning Aussie sculptor finds ‘explosive’ inspiration in Vietnam

    An Australian sculptor has won his homeland’s National Sculpture Prize for a work inspired by bomb craters left behind after the American War, as well as the country’s significant postwar revival.
  • Vietnam takes tourism international

    The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) on April 25 announced a National Tourism Action Plan for 2006-10 focusing on marketing, promotion and improving product quality.
  • Craft and woodwork exhibition opens in central hub

    An exhibition of handicraft and wooden furniture is on until April 27 in the historic town of Hoi An in central Quang Nam province.
  • Stitches, space, sting rays and shadows

    Though they had heard about each others' work, it wasn't until they came to Vietnam that the four artists from Australia met.
  • Silver street glitters for centuries

    Hundreds of years have passed but the street remains glittering with crowded, rich jewellers, who impress tourists with not only their materials but also history.
  • A Hanoi flower for you

    VietNamNet - On the dike road separating Hanoi from the Red River may be the granddaddy of all flower markets, where roses sell by the armful, but all before sunrise.
  • Village of blankets

    The so-called “village of blankets” in the Truong Son mountain range in the Central Highlands province of Kontum is like a second Dalat but less overrun by tourists.
  • Charitable goldsmith training centre built in Ha Noi

    Construction of a charitable goldsmith training centre began in Ha Noi on April 16 in anticipation of the 10th National Party Congress, of the 1000th anniversary of the founding of Thang Long-Ha Noi and of the National Day for the Disabled (April 18.
  • Disabled people assisted with integration into communities

    The Ho Chi Minh City Public Transport Service recently proposed that the municipal People's Committee offer free bus tickets to disabled people, which was seen as a demonstration of authorities' attention to the full integration of disabled people...
  • Foreign language studies become a must

    By 2015 foreign language education programmes will include students of all levels and by 2020 most Vietnamese students will be fluent in one foreign language.
  • Tenth Congress of Communist Party of Viet Nam opens

    The 10th National Congress of the Communist Party of Viet Nam (CPV), with the title “Enhancing the Party’s leadership and capacity for struggle, bringing into full play the entire nation’s strength,
  • President calls for more support for AO victims

    President Tran Duc Luong stressed the need to give more support to Agent Orange (AO) victims, saying that the Party and State should increase allowances for them.
  • Vietnam becomes an attractive destination for foreign enterprises

    The President of the European Chamber of Commerce (EuroCham) Mr Alain Cany has described the decision by more and more US companies to invest in Asia and Vietnam as the right choice. Through joining the WTO and thereby removing US quotas, Vietnam...
  • Poverty reduction – Vietnam’s outstanding achievement

    In recent time, Vietnam has seen a reduction of over 2% in terms of poor households, equivalent to over 300,000 households each year.
  • Falling in love with Vietnam

    They may keep coming back to the country for slightly different reasons – friends, food, history or another reason – but these foreigners all have one thing in common; they are in love with Vietnam.
  • The Japanese king of Vietnamese restaurants

    With 30 Vietnamese restaurants in Tokyo and the neighbouring area and 20 more in the next six months, Keiichi Miyamoto is called the “King of Vietnamese Restaurants” in Japan.
  • A free job-placement website opens in Hanoi

    The website www.vieclamhanoi.net provides job-seekers with free-of-charge information about vacant positions in various economic sectors is officially opened by the Hanoi Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs on the 2nd April.

  • Movement following the example of war martyr Dang Thuy Tram launched

    Quang Ngai province in co-ordination with the Ministry of Health in Duc Pho district on April 5 announced the decision of the State President on the posthumous presenation of the “People’s Armed Forces Hero” tittle to war martyr and doctor Dang...
  • Pilgrimage to ancestral land

    The Vietnamese have long upheld a tradition of pilgrimage to the temples of the Hung Kings in Lam Thao district, Phu Tho province to join the incense offering ceremony in memory of their ancestors on the 10th day of the third lunar month each...
  • A Woman giving blood over 50 times praised

    The prime minister has presented a certificate of merit to Mrs Ly Thi Kim Thinh, born in 1957, who is a small trader in ward 5, Tuy Hoa city, Phu Yen province.
  • Poor households at 3.9mil under new standard

    Adjusted poverty standards of VND200,000/person/month in rural areas and VND260,000 urban areas leave 3.9 million households below the line.
  • Hung Kings festival commemorates Vietnam’s founders

    Many parts of the country are celebrating the death anniversary (lunar March 10) of the Hung Kings, who, according to legend, founded Van Lang-Au Lac, the precursor to modern Vietnam.