Lifting foreign affairs in 2019 to a new level
 Deputy Prime Minister Pham Binh Minh talked about these achievements, and what the diplomatic apparatus will do in the new year as a raft of new-generation free trade agreements enter into force.

Breaking barriers for future growth
 Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung talked about the year’s economic achievements, and the country’s new investment attraction strategy.

Lai Chau province’s cultural clubs preserve Dao ethnic traditions
 A community of 14 ethnic groups in the mountain district of Sin Ho, Lai Chau province is home to diverse and unique cultural values and ethnic community practices, reflected in its many legends, folk songs, and traditional festivals.

What Vietnam stands to gain from ICT
Jeff Paine, managing director at the Asia Internet Coalition, talked with VIR about opportunities for international investors in the Vietnamese market throughout 2019.

Crowds rush to pagoda which is still under construction
 People have flocked to Tam Chuc Pagoda in the northern province of Ha Nam which is expected to be biggest in the world once being completed.

Thua Thien-Hue’s Sinh village hosts exciting wrestling festival
Thousands of villagers and interested onlookers enjoyed a wrestling festival which took place in Sinh village in Phu Mau commune of Phu Vang district, located in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue Province on February 14.

May Piano Duo to perform in Hanoi’s L’Espace
Pianists Trần Thị Tâm Ngọc and Phạm Quỳnh Trang of the Mây Piano Duo will perform a special concert next month at the French Cultural Centre, L’Espace, in central Hà Nội.

Exhibition on cultural space of Truc Lam Zen Buddhist sect opens
 An exhibition on the cultural space of Truc Lam Zen Buddhist sect in Tay Yen Tu opened in the northern province of Bac Giang on February 14.