(HBO) – As an agriculture-based commune, Toan Son (Da Bac district) has no part-time jobs so local residents has faced difficulties in their livelihoods. As part of efforts to help poor and near-poor households get access to soft loans to develop production, the board for hunger alleviation and poverty reduction has joined hands with the local Bank for Social Policies to mobilise and use the capital effectively. Thanks to the preferential loans, hundreds of ethnic groups are able to develop production and farming to sustainably escape poverty.

Vietnam attends World Festival of Youth and Students in Russia

A 116-member Vietnamese delegation joined tens of thousands of delegates from around the world to attend the grand opening ceremony of the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students (WFYS) in Sochi, Russia, on October 15.

Successes from persistence, go-ahead spirit

(HBO) – Quach Thi Nhu, a local resident in Dong Bac commune (Kim Boi district, Hoa Binh province) and her husband have set up and smoothly run production and business activities of Hung Nhi Kim Boi One-Member Co., Ltd, helping to creating jobs for hundreds of rural women. That success stems from their persistence and the go-ahead spirit.

Vehicle ban on parts of Hoan Kiem

The capital city’s transport authority has announced alterations to traffic adjustment in the central area of Hoan Kiem around Dong Kinh-Nghia Thuc Square.

Vietnam to host 19th Asian Physics Olympiad

The Prime Minister has approved a project to organise the 19th Asian Physics Olympiad in 2018 (APhO 2018) in Vietnam, which is hoped to help encourage the study and teaching of physics in schools, thus seeking and nurturing talented students in the subject.

Families uphold role in ensuring local security, order

(HBO) – As one of the communes facing extreme socio-economic difficulties in Mai Chau district, the northern province of Hoa Binh, Hang Kia is mainly inhabited by the Mong ethnic group. This is also considered one of the key and complex localities in terms of security and order, especially drug crime, of Mai Chau district.

Action month for the elderly

There are more than 10 million elderly people in Vietnam accounting for 11% of its population. Caring for and promoting social security policies for the elderly are priorities in the Action Month for the Elderly from September 25 to October 31.

Vietnam promotes fight against domestic violence

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved the investment plan of a project to carry out policies and programs to prevent and respond to gender-based violence, domestic violence and handle the issue of prostitution, using evidence and a human right-based approach.

Hoa Binh honours 159 outstanding innovative workers, students

(HBO) – The Hoa Binh Organisation For Education Promotion has hosted a ceremony to honour workers active in innovation activities and students with outstanding achievements in the 2017 national entrance exam. Attending the event were vice chairmen of the provincial People’s Committee Bui Van Cuu and Bui Van Khanh, and other local officials.

The woman who works a bridge for Vietnam-Laos friendship

(HBO) – A month ago, Le Thi Hai Thien, Vice Chairwoman of the Vietnam-Laos Friendship Association’s chapter in Hoa Binh, was among those who welcomed a working delegation of Laos to the province. During which, she had a warm reunion with Sunthon Saynhachac, former Lao Ambassador to Vietnam.

Clean food shop opens in Hoa Binh city

(HBO) – A clean food shop has officially opened on Cu Chinh Lan street in Hoa Binh city of the northern province of the namesake. This is the first clean food shop in a chain which has received support from the provincial Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.

State leaders send best wishes and gifts to children ahead of Mid-autumn festival

President Tran Dai Quang has sent his warmest wishes to all Vietnamese children at home and abroad as well as foreign children who are living in Vietnam on the occasion of the upcoming Mid-Autumn Festival.

Initial success of “Food Safety” business model

(HBO) – A store was recently opened at the area of former Phuong Lam market on Dien Bien Phu street, Hoa Binh city, selling clean fruits and vegetables with clear origins.

New life in Co Nghia commune

HBO –On those days in August, all hamlets and residential areas in Co Nghia commune, Lac Thuy district became colourful with national flags and posters. The atmosphere everywhere was enthusiastic with activities to mark the 72nd anniversary of August Revolution (August 19) and National Day (September 2).

Clearing difficulties to facilitate operation of cruise ships

(HBO) – The waterway route on Hoa Binh Lake is 203km long and a national inland waterway route. After the man-made lake was designated as a national tourist site, the number of visitors to the lake has risen remarkably, stimulating waterway transport activities on the lake.

Mid-autumn fair 2017 opened in Hanoi

A 2017 mid-autumn fair, themed "A ticket to Childhood", opened on September 24 at the Hanoi Children's Palace (HCP).

Hoa Binh’s students win two prizes at e-ICON World Contest

(HBO) – Four students and two teachers of northern Hoa Binh province were selected to represent Vietnamese pupils nationwide at the e-ICON World Contest held in the Republic of Korea. The contest drew the participation of 120 teachers and students from 14 countries across the world.

Donations to Doksuri storm victims

Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong and staff members of the Party Central Committee Office on September 20 donated VND400 million in support of Doksuri storm victims.

Department of Education and Training reviews 2016–17 academic year, deploys tasks for 2017-18

(HBO) – The Department of Education and Training of Hoa Binh held a conference on August 23 to review the 2016-2017 school year and launch tasks for 2017 – 2018. Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Bui Van Cuu attended and gave instruction at the conference.

Gifts to 25 kidney patients at Hoa Binh city general hospital

(HBO) – A youth union delegation of Hoa Binh newspaper, Hoa Binh city police, Hoa Binh general hospital and provincial board of ethnic affairs visited and presented gifts worth 300,000 VND to 25 patients who are receiving dialysis at the general hospital of Hoa Binh city on September 19.

Sympathy from Lao Prime Minister over storm Doksuri loss

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on September 17 sent a message to his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc, expressing his sympathy over the loss of human lives and property damage caused by Storm Doksuri.

Bicycles presented to poor students

(HBO) – The Military Command in Kim Boi district, Hoa Binh province, granted 78 bicycles and school bags to poor students at the Son Thuy Secondary School in Son Thuy commune on the occasion of the new academic year 2017-2018.

Bao Viet Group presents scholarships

HBO –On September 5, representatives of Bao Viet Group attended a ceremony to begin the 2017-2018 new academic year at Hoang Van Thu High School for Gifted Students and presented Bao Viet scholarships to the school’s students.

National Day celebrated in Muong Chieng commune

(HBO) – Tay ethnic people account for 40.57 percent of the population in Da Bac district, which is home to five ethnic groups. They reside in the communes of Muong Chieng, Dong Chum, Tan Pheo, Tan Minh and Trung Thanh.

122 freshmen receive “Give Students Strength” scholarships

(HBO) – Tuoi tre (Youth) newspaper and the youth union committees of the northwestern provinces of Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Hoa Binh presented the "Tiep suc den truong” (Give Students Strength) scholarships to 122 new university students with disadvantaged backgrounds on September 6.