A green, litter-free Vietnam will materialize in 20 years’ time, with environmentally conscious, civilized citizens.

Photo credit: The World Bank in Vietnam
In recent times, the local media has been riddled with many heart-rending stories regarding domestic violence. This leaves me dreaming that 20 years later, when I open a newspaper, I would not have to face any stories of domestic violence as I do now.

The people of Muong Ly commune - Muong Lat District (Thanh Hoa) in forest plantation project - Photo credit: Ha Dong
I hope my country will develop without paying a high price in terms of destroyed environment or eroded cultural and traditional values.

On 13 May 2015, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has waded the stream into Son Doong cave and answered interview in English on issues related to economic and tourism development that linked to environmental protection - Photos credit: T.Thang
I only hope the next 20 years is a period of time long enough for Vietnam to completely resolve its economic, social and cultural problems that have remain unsolved for years.

Auto banking system launched on the market that functions as a transaction office helps facilitate withdrawals in large limit, interbank transfers, savings accumulation, paying bills ... - Photo credit: Quang Dinh
I believe the strong development of ICT (information and communications technology) will enable our country to have new mechanisms and models to better manage electronic transactions in everyday life.

Elementary student of Nguyen Binh Khiem school, District 1, learn history in Ho Chi Minh Museum - Photo credit: N.D.
I expect local youths will have adequate awareness about Vietnam’s history in the next 20 years, and history will become the most-liked subject at school.

Son Doong - Incredible nature startling audience when ABC TV broadcasts live in the US recently - Photo credit: Thuan Thang
The number of international tourist arrivals to Vietnam in the first half of 2015 has declined more than 10 percent, which is a bad sign. Does it mean that the heyday of Vietnamese tourism has ended? I believe things will be much different in the next 20 years.

Overload traffic jam on Nguyen Kiem street (Ho Chi Minh City) in 20 April 2015 morning - Data Image
Traffic gridlock is considered an incurable disease of many major cites around the world. In Vietnam, the phenomenon happens every day in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, becoming a huge nuisance for millions of city dwellers.

Toroidal green roof is vegetable garden in Farming Kindergarten (Dong Nai) by Vo Trong Nghia architectural Company - Photo credit: OKI HIROYUKI
While politicians are discussing climate change day and night, each citizen must take specific action to contribute to creating a piece of green for the country, so that the world will have to admire a green Vietnam.

Dalat Railway Station - a French architecture that is still remained  - Photo credit: MPK
As a resident who lives in this Central Highlands city for more than 30 years, I always picture Da Lat in the next 20 years as “Paris of the Indochina” – or a city of tourism, science, and high technology.

People visiting the “one-door” office at the Administration Center of Danang is receiving quick guidance. In the photo: The procedures at the Department of Planning - Investment Danang - Photo: PHAN THANH
How can rice farmers be less disadvantaged? This question still has no satisfactory answer – Photo: Tuoi Tre
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