New plan targets marine sustainability

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Local people clean the water in Ha Long Bay in northern Quang Ninh Province. Viet Nam is aiming to reduce sea pollution as part of a national strategy to improve its marine ecosystem. — VNA/VNS Photo Nguyen Dan

HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam will work to improve the resistance of its marine ecosystems to climate change impacts while maintaining their productivity, policy makers said on Wednesday.

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Mekong summit calls for greater riparian co-operation

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HCM CITY (VNS)— Mekong River riparian countries have improved co-operation since the first Mekong River Commission (MRC) summit held in Thailand four years ago, a senior Vietnamese official has said.

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Preserving the treasure of Cao Lan songs

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Song and dance: Cao Lan ethnic villagers in Thai Nguyen perform folk singing and dancing. — VNS Photos

A club of the ethnic minority community in the northern province of Tuyen Quang is preserving sinh ca folk songs as "treasures" for the next generations. Mai Hong andTrung Hieu report.

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American band to perform at Hue Festival

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The Amigos will perform in Viet Nam next week.

HCM CITY (VNS)  — Acclaimed American music band The Amigos will perform at a free public concert and take part in outreach events for disadvantaged people from April 12 to 14 during the Festival Hue.

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Traditional craft village offers scenic escape for travellers

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Traditional weaves: A Nung woman dries pieces of indigo cloth under the sun. Brocade making is another traditional craft practiced in the halmlet. — Photos Truong Ha

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