Over VND35 million collected from “green saving”

From the collection and sale of domestic scrap and other “green saving” sources, the members have earned more than VND35 million.

After more than one year of establishment, the Group “Women together with their children and grandchildren protect the environment” in Lai Vu commune (Kim Thanh district, Hai Duong) has attracted the participation of 88 pairs of mother – child and grandmother – grandchild.

Group member families with breeding models have built biogas cellars to treat waste, not to leave litter in the environment.

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Miniature book collector has big dreams

VietNamNet Bridge – Painter Nguyen Thanh Dam may not be the only person with this hobby in Viet Nam, but he is the only one with such a bulky bookcase of miniature books.

Collector's editions: Nguyen Thanh Dam has a passion for collecting miniature books.

Collector's editions: Nguyen Thanh Dam has a passion for collecting miniature books.

“The books are very small but the knowledge contained therein is very big. I’ve never measured the value of my books with money, but they must be as costly as my house,” he said, while receiving some guests at his small, old house at a quiet alley in Ly Thuong Kiet Street, downtown Ha Noi.

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Vietnamese arrivals to Japan up 50 pct as tour prices fall


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Con Hen – An oasis in Hue City


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Betting in Vietnam reaches tens of millions of dollars per day: police

>> Vietnam police arrest 6 in swoop on $65.8mn football betting ring >> Thai police arrest more than 1,000 in World Cup betting crackdown >> Two Vietnamese players arrested in football betting probe

The total amount spent on illegal online football betting in Vietnam during the 2014 World Cup amounted to tens of millions of US dollars every day, a police report said on Friday. The striking figures were included in a report released by the … [Continue reading]

EC President to visit Vietnam next week to boost bilateral ties

>> Vietnam urges EU to finalize free-trade agreement

European Commission (EC) President José Manuel Durão Barroso will pay a two-day visit to Vietnam starting August 25 to strengthen multifaceted cooperation between the European Union (EU)and the Southeast Asian country. The visit is taking place … [Continue reading]

Ca Tru festival will be held in Hanoi


The Hanoitimes - The festival aims to preserve the UNESCO-recognized cultural heritage item. The National Ca Tru festival 2014 is expected to draw the participation of 26 clubs from 12 provinces and cities nationwide from August 26th to … [Continue reading]

Danang expects broader cooperation with Yaroslavl


(VOV) - A Danang delegation led by Chairman of the People's Committee Van Huu Chien recently returned from a visit to Yaroslavl Russia, where they explored measures to boost bilateral cooperation with the Eurasian nation. Danang eyes Russia as key … [Continue reading]

Local U13 team to play 3 friendlies in Japan

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(VOV) -Song Lam Nghe An - a Vietnam U13 Football Championship leading team - departed Vietnam on August 22, embarking on a five-day training camp in Japan. Thailand win Yamaha ASEAN U13 Football Cup in Hanoi Vietnam 1 draws with Indonesia at ASEAN … [Continue reading]

Hoi An signs sister city agreement with Szentendre


(VOV) - As part of its global economic development programme, Vietnam's Hoi An ancient town has signed an agreement to establish sister city and friendship cooperation relations with Hungary's Szentendre city. Hoi An to issue tourist cards Hoi An … [Continue reading]