WEF Davos 2017 brings practical benefits to Vietnam: official
PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s participation in the annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, helped Vietnam access new ideas and development trends in the world serving its building and implementation of national development strategies. 

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 23/1
 Vietnam cotton industry grows on Chinese demand, Way too much supply deflating natural rubber market, Businesses push ahead with trade promotion in early 2017, Jetstar Pacific deploys online check-in service


 
Traffic congestion hits Hanoi ahead of Tet
 Hanoi’s streets have faced increasing congestion in recent days, adding to the pollution as the Lunar New Year approaches.

2017 Street Book Festival to revive HCM City’s development
The annual book street festival during the Tet holiday season will open on January 25 and run until January 31 (on December 28- January 4 of the lunar calendar), announced the HCM City Information and Communications Department.


 
Vietnam's tourism revenue expected to surge to US$35 billion by 2020
 Vietnam’s tourism sector is expected to attain revenue of US$35 billion by 2020, double last year, according to a resolution issued by the Politburo.

University education lags behind due to poor training quality
VietNamNet Bridge - Universities are focusing on enrolling students in majors which are easy to teach and learn and do not require high investments in facilities and laboratories.


 
4.0 industrial revolution to bring major changes to labor market
Vietnam’s cheap labor force will no longer be an advantage in attracting investment as the cost for applying advanced technologies is getting lower. Thus, a large number of Vietnamese workers will be thrown off production lines.

Polluted canals in HCM City emit bad odors, affect residents' lives
HCM City has about 2,000 kilometers of drainage canals, but many are seriously polluted. The pollution comes not only from factories and industrial zones, but also from residents' littering.


 
At least 39 killed as Indian train derails
 At least 39 people were killed and 50 injured on Saturday night when nine coaches of a passenger train derailed in eastern India in the latest disaster to hit the vast and accident-prone state railways,


 
 
Old Quarter antique sellers bring out unique items for Lunar New Year
 A ten-day annual antique market has just opened in Hanoi’s Old Quarter, along Hang Ma, Hang Can, Hang Luoc, Hang Dong, and Hang Ruoi streets.

Hanoi flower markets at Tet
Peach blossoms, kumquat trees and bouquets of flowers are indispensable in Vietnamese households during Tet.


 
 
Lunar New Year celebrations in Saigon's park
Eager to offer new tourism products, improve the park’s attractiveness and contribute to promoting tourism in HCMC, Dam Sen Park will be hosting a great variety of entertainment events from Jan. 28 to Feb. 5.

Various activities held at Thang Long Citadel to welcome Tet
 A wide variety of activities are being held at the Thang Long Imperial Citadel in Hanoi to welcome traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) Festival.