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World largest jade Buddha to visit Quang Binh

The famous Jade Buddha for Universal Peace will be exhibited at Hoang Phuc Pagoda in the central province of Quang Binh from March 27 to April 5 for people to revere and pray for peace and happiness.

PM orders nationwide environmental check after fish deaths; oil spill and earthquake not to blame

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked relevant ministries and provinces across the country to carry out environmental inspections, especially on heavy industrial projects, with priority given to sea areas, according to a government statement late Monday.

Government to buy all fish caught offshore amid mass fish death mystery

The government attempts to save the livelihood of local fishermen by paying for all of their catch offshore as consumers shy away in mass fish death mystery.
April 30, 2016 | 03:52 pm GMT+7

Central provinces inspect seafood safety daily and buy offshore catch

Four central provinces affected by mass fish deaths are to inspect seafood safety once to twice daily as requested by National Agro-Forestry-Fisheries Quality Assurance Department (NAFIQAD).
May 01, 2016 | 10:04 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s top officials eat fish to calm the public on toxic waters phobia

In an uncommon move, communications minister and top officials from central provinces have publicly eaten local seafood or gone for a swim in the sea in an effort to offset rumors that the sea in the area is poisoned.
May 01, 2016 | 11:43 am GMT+7

Police seize billions of VND at illegal cock-fighting event

Hundreds of police have raided a massive illegal cock-fighting ring, arresting 100 gamblers and confiscating billions of VND and 30 automobiles in the central province of Quang Binh.
May 04, 2016 | 10:45 am GMT+7

Vietnamese government offers rice to fishermen following mass fish deaths

The government has pledged to provide rice for people in central provinces whose lives have been badly affected by the recent mass fish deaths, according to a Finance Ministry report.
May 17, 2016 | 04:33 pm GMT+7

On, in and over the river: upstream in Quang Binh

There's a misconception that the coastal province of Quang Binh’s charms lie only on its beaches, discouraging any attempt to look further than its crystal clear waters. However, the province is more than just sun, sea and sand thanks to its gorgeous inland streams and caves.
June 03, 2016 | 05:53 pm GMT+7

Mind-boggling cave opens for tourists in Vietnam

The central province of Quang Binh has decided to open Tien (Fairy) 2 Cave, one of 57 amazing geological wonders discovered this year, to tourists from July.
June 29, 2016 | 08:21 pm GMT+7

Drought and salinity rock Vietnam's economy in first half of 2016

Vietnam's economy slowed in the first half of 2016 after a historic drought took a heavy toll on the country’s agricultural sector, while mass fish deaths along the central coastal provinces added to economic losses.
June 30, 2016 | 12:26 pm GMT+7

Fish deaths hit Quang Binh for $179 million

Quang Binh Province will lose an estimated four trillion VND ($179 million) by the end of 2016 as result of the recent mass fish deaths.
July 04, 2016 | 07:23 pm GMT+7

How Formosa’s toxin caused the mass fish deaths in Vietnam

Phenol and cyanide are the two poisonous substances to blame.
July 04, 2016 | 08:39 pm GMT+7

Fishermen demand compensation, medicals after mass fish deaths

The victims of one of Vietnam's worst environmental disasters are praying that life will return to normal.
July 08, 2016 | 08:15 pm GMT+7

First Kong teaser reveals the monkey's splendid hometown

Actually, it's Skull Island, but let's be honest, it's mostly Vietnam.Quang Binh, Ninh Binh and Ha Long Bay are set to move up big time on any "100 places to visit before" list. Book your flights before they build a themed park and your tour stays forever a dream too expensive to come true.
July 25, 2016 | 06:00 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s lawmakers give Taiwanese fish killer a pass

The house has decided not to put the environmental disaster caused by the Formosa steel mill on the agenda.
July 28, 2016 | 12:51 pm GMT+7
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