A classic cheo piece performed at Hanoi Cheo Theater

Financial burden plagues traditional theater arts

The lack of facilities, good script and workforce are weighing down traditional performance arts like cheo or tuong in Northern Vietnam, along with the seemingly disinterest of modern audiences.

A rescue worker take an old woman out from her flooded house in Quang Binh Province (Photo: SGGP)

Cold front continues causing heavy-rain in flood stricken Central Vietnam

As of last night, an extreme cold wave has travelled the Northern region and expected to continue triggering heavy rainfall in the Central region where vast areas of land have been submerged under floodwater for the last several days and hundreds of people have been reported dead and missing.
Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung (2nd, R) visits people in the fishing village in Ha Phong ward, Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province on August 2 (Photo: VNA)

Typhoon Wipha makes landfall in Quang Ninh, drenching Northern Vietnam with rain

Typhon Wipha slowly moved west in the evening on August 2 and made landfall in Mong Cai city in the northern province of Quang Ninh, affecting the weather in the border area between Vietnam and China and triggering heavy rainfall in many places in the Northern region of Vietnam with Hanoi being warned of flooding inner the city, according to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.


Heat waves just start in Central, Northern Vietnam

Heat waves just start in Central, Northern Vietnam

The sweltering summer traditionally starts in May and last until August annually, so recent heat waves in the northern and central regions of Vietnam are just the prelude of the scorching heat season this year, according to the National Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.


People clean up a school in Mu Cang Chai town, Yen Bai province, after floods (Photo: VNA)

Lao PM offers sympathies on flood losses in northern Vietnam

Lao Prime Minister Thongloun Sisoulith on August 11 sent sympathies to his Vietnamese counterpart Nguyen Xuan Phuc over heavy human and property losses caused by recent floods triggered by prolonged rains in the north of Vietnam.
Military soldiers help residents repair flood consequences (Photo: SGGP)

Northern Vietnam gets up after flood with 36 dead, missing

The Central Steering Board for Natural Disaster Prevention and the National Committee for Search and Rescue yesterday reported 36 dead and missing in the aftermath of a severe flash flood sweeping through northern mountainous provinces last week.