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Monday, January 18, 2021
HCMC - Thousands of runners will participate in the eighth HCMC Marathon in the Phu My Hung Urban Area, District 7, HCMC, on January 17.
The northern mountainous region in late every year is covered in the pink of buckwheat flowers. In Ha Giang Province, some 30 kilometers from Hanoi, the fields of buckwheat flowers can be found in valleys and on mountains stretching along Quan Ba and Yen Minh districts.
Nguyen Van Bang is among many who came to Hanoi some years ago to earn a living as xe om (motorbike taxi) drivers and provide for their loved ones back home.
Time to race around and get gifts for teachers present and past! Not only a sign of respect in a nation that traditionally holds its educators in high esteem – it’s a tribute to doing a tough job. I should know, I used to teach in Vietnam!
HCMC – The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Vietnam handed over personal protective equipment and hygiene items to the Social Protection Department on January 14 to support caregivers and social care workers who provide services to older people in the Covid-19 context.
HCMC - More than 110 Americans have so far donated over US$28,000 for the flood victims in central Vietnam through a charity campaign initiated by the U.S. veterans.
HCMC - The French cultural center, L'Espace, in Hanoi has launched LiveSpace Vietnam, a music project that aims to promote talented young artists, with the first concert set to take place this Saturday, January 16.
HCMC – The Community Knowledge Center and the HCMC Traffic Safety Committee inaugurated a project on January 14 to improve traffic safety around the school area in HCMC.
HCMC – The Saigon Times Foundation (STF) under the Saigon Times Group, handed 100 scholarships worth VND1 million each to poor students with an excellent academic performance in Tan Tru District, Long An Province, this morning, January 14. The scholarships were funded by the Vietnam Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (Agribank).
Though many of Ho Chi Minh City’s Grab drivers work tirelessly to make ends meet, these hardworking drivers refuse to shrug off calls for help from fellows and other citizens in need.

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