Denmark shares experience in building green, sustainable cities

Vietnamese and Danish experts and architects gathered at a seminar themed “Danish Week-Sustainable City Solutions” in Hanoi on December 12, to share experience in urban planning policies and solutions to the development of green and sustainable cities.

Vietnamese photographers win international awards

Two Vietnamese photographers, Than Nguyen from the central city of Da Nang and Do Thanh Nhan from southern province of Tay Ninh, have picked up awards at the 13th Orhan Holding International Photography Contest.

Conference confers private investment in implementation of green growth

Encouraging private investment in green growth projects was among key topics at a conference to review mid-term implementation of the national green growth strategy in the northern region in Hanoi on December 12.

Old citadel to be recognised as National Special Relic

Members of the National Heritage Council have agreed to recognise Dien Hai Citadel in the central city of Da Nang as a National Special Relic.

German expert helps Vietnam preserve paper items

The Vietnam Museum of Fine Arts and the Hanoi-based Goethe Institute on December 11 launched a training programme on preserving and restoring documents and items made of paper with the assistance of German conservator Monika Schneidereit-Gast.

Half marathon calls for end to bear farming

The 11th annual Hanoi Half Marathon returned to the capital city on December 10 with the theme “Run for Bears – End Bear Farming”, attracting hundreds of runners from 43 countries.

Mekong provinces link up on water management

The Mekong provinces of An Giang and Kiên Giang have worked together to efficiently use water resources, combat natural disasters and cope with their aftermath.

Đà Nẵng beaches face worst erosion in decades

A 500m section of beach in Ngũ Hành Sơn District of the central city of Đà Nẵng has been seriously eroded by uninterrupted rain and rising sea waves in the last two months.

Quang Binh rangers detain man with two dead langurs

Forest rangers in central Quang Binh province on December 6 detained a man who was carrying two stripe-headed black langurs (Trachypithecus hatinhensis), listed by the International Union for Conservation of Nature as an endangered species.

PM urges Lao Cai to protect Sa Pa traditional culture

Prime Minster Nguyen Xuan Phuc has stressed the need to preserve Sa Pa’s traditional culture, considering this the most important job during the transformation process.