Ministers address the envelope syndrome
 Minister of Transport Truong Quang Nghia was frank in exposing the continuing problem of corruption by saying that the officials were distracted by cash-stuffed envelopes while working.

Silk market: old brands seek new technologies
VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese businesspeople dream of reviving traditional silk weaving, and In order to do this, they need to find suitable modern technologies.


 
Life on Thanh An Island
 Located east of Ho Chi Minh City,  the offshore commune of Thanh An in Can Gio District was known as the most difficult area of the city.

Vietnamese youngsters making short films: Diversity and difference
In recent years, making short films has become a hot trend of young Vietnamese cinema enthusiasts. Although the young film makers still show some shortcomings, they have also gained significant recognition at regional and international film fests,


 
New areas of Independence Palace open for visitors
 The curators have announced that as of April 28, guests will now be able to tour new recently renovated areas of the Independence Palace in Ho Chi Minh City.

Teacher dedicates life to village children
 VietNamNet Bridge – The normal working day starts at 8am, but for teacher Hoang Thi Huong in Rao Tre Village in the central province of Ha Tinh, the day begins three hours earlier. Not only does she reach school early to prepare her lessons,


 
Hanoi mulls major software park
 The Hanoi Department of Information and Communications has proposed the city government approve a plan to develop a software and digital content park worth VND24 trillion (US$1.08 billion).

Experts want impact of all thermo-power plants assessed
 Scientists and experts have called for Vietnam to assess negative impacts of coal-fired power projects on the environment and society amid increasing concern over the efficiency of this source of energy.


 
 
 
Vietnamese calligraphy on pebbles
With skillful hands and the sensitive soul of a Buddhist monk, Venerable Thich GiacThien writes calligraphic Buddhist prayers in Vietnamese on pebbles, which turn out to become valuable art works with a noble humane outlook.

Hanoi foreigner’s street at night
 VietNamNet Bridge - The lemon tea, draught beer, and coffee shops at the "international crossroads of Ta Hien” are increasingly and crowded on weekend evenings.


 
 
17 movies to be released in Vietnam this April
 VietNamNet Bridge - The blockbusters "The Huntsman: Winter's War", "The Jungle Book" and "Captain America: Civil War" will be released at Vietnamese cinemas in the first month of the summer movie season.

Polish jazz trio to perform in Vietnam
  The Embassy of the Republic of Poland announced that Polish Jazz band Michał Milczarek Trio is going to have three shows in Vietnam at the turn of April and May.