Life in Vietnam

Developing sustainable materials for handicrafts

Developing sustainable materials for handicrafts

Việt Nam has great potential in developing its handicraft industry - the wide range of materials of an agricultural country, the high skills of artisans that have been fostered through generations, and the cultural diversity of the 54 ethnic communities all play a big part, says Lê Bá Ngọc, vice chairman of the Việt Nam Handicraft Exporters Association (Vietcraft).

Former drug addicts find new life

09/17/2023 10:26

The Nguồn Phước Protestant Rehabilitation Centre on the outskirts of Hà Nội is helping chronic drug users kick out the habit through faith.

Ka Pét Reservoir proposal causes discord

09/15/2023 13:54

The reservoir which is expected to provide water for 7,762 ha of agricultural land in South Hàm Thuận District will submerge a vast area of forests.

Philippines, Vietnamese pals enjoying life through travel

09/14/2023 09:47

"As two friends from Việt Nam and the Philippines, we would like to show you how two different cultures could build up a friendship despite our differences and travel worldwide together."

Vietnamese language classes strengthen cultural ties around the world

09/13/2023 10:18

Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Lê Thị Thu Hằng said Vietnamese language classes not only helped the Vietnamese community in Laos preserve and promote the Vietnamese language but also instilled a love for the Vietnamese language in foreigners.

Vitamin D – a lifesaver for unborn children

09/10/2023 14:24

In Việt Nam, the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency (defined as serum 25(OH)D levels below 20 ng/mL), is alarmingly high, affecting 30 per cent of women and 16 per cent of men.  Women under 30 living in urban areas are most affected. 

Young woman weaves brighter future

09/10/2023 09:22

Phạm Thị Y Hòa aims to raise awareness about Hrê handloom fabric, and preserve the weaving craft as an indispensable cultural aspect of their lives and also as a source of income for her community.

The tragedy of Tây Nguyên elephants

09/06/2023 08:30

Driven by a blind belief that elephant fur and tusks would bring good luck to the owner, one action multiplied into ten, and ten multiplied into a hundred, leading to an unexpected calamity for the elephants of the Central Highlands.

Korean company’s CSR activities in Việt Nam make for win-win

09/05/2023 07:40

Hansae Yes24 Foundation has been organising volunteer groups consisting of Korean university students and people majoring in Korean language in Việt Nam, who spend time with disabled students at the school in Củ Chi District and paint murals for 10 days every year.