Vietnam, South Korea foster strategic partnership
 The official visit of Speaker of the National Assembly (NA) of the Republic of Korea (RoK) Chung Sye-kyun from April 24-26, aims to promote the strategic partnership between the two nations.

Call for $309 million to upgrade VN railways
Chairman of Vietnam Railway Corporation Vu Anh Minh spoke about the $309 million plan to upgrade the sector's infrastructure for the 2017-2021 period. 

Govt asks Hanoi about non-functional fire hydrants
 Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has asked the Hanoi People’s Committee to look into recent reports that hundreds of fire hydrants don’t have water, affecting the city’s fire-fighting capability.

Gu Bla - unique sculpture of Cor people
Gu Bla, one of the main sculptural works used in the Cor ethnic group’s buffalo sacrifice festival in Tra Bong district in the central province of Quang Ngai, is slowly being forgotten as the festival’s popularity decreases. 

Discover Sin Ho - The second Sapa
 Sin Ho district in Lai Chau province has attracted more tourists in recent years thanks to its unspoiled nature and the diverse cultures of local ethnic minorities.

Is the rod needed in modern teaching?
VietNamNet Bridge - Modern education advises not to use force in teaching students. However, teachers complain that they feel powerless in educating disobedient students without rods.

Following BKAV, Viettel aims to make luxury smartphone
Though BKAV (Bach Khoa  Anti-virus Center) did not succeed with its BPhone, Viettel plans to develop a ‘made-in-Vietnam’ smartphone, targeting the high-end market with a selling price of over $1,000, according to, a leading hi-tech forum.

On a wild trek to meet tame elephants
 VietNamNet Bridge – The Yok Don National Park is being opened up to visitors as a way to increase public awareness of the need to protect biodiversity. 

Legless man swims against the current and wins
 VietNamNet Bridge – A swimming accident that took both his legs has spurred Nguyen Van Chung to become a champion of the paragames pool, and is looking ahead to more successes.

Clash of science and politics "dangerous"-EU food safety chief
 Politicians who attack the EU agency that ruled the weedkiller glyphosate probably does not cause cancer are in danger of undermining the effectiveness of a body that is key to keeping Europeans safe, 

The most famous pagodas in Vung Tau
 VietNamNet Bridge - A popular weekend escape from Saigon, Vung Tau rocks at weekends when beach-starved locals and expats descend in numbers, but it is relatively quiet during the week. 

Ancient "tuong" enlivened in Tho Ha village
“Tuong” (classical drama) is considered a “specialty” of Tho Ha village, Van Ha commune, Viet Yen district, northern Bac Giang province.

Art photo exhibition displays beauty of Vietnam
 Over 130 photos featuring the beauty of landscapes and daily life across the country are being displayed at an art photo festival held in Hanoi from April 20 to 25.

French film “La Glace et le Ciel” to be screened at L’Espace
 VietNamNet Bridge – The movie “Ice and the Sky” (La Glace et le Ciel) (France, 2013, 113’) by director Bertrand Tavernier will be screened at the L’Espace, 24 Trang Tien Street, Hanoi and April 28.