US National Centre for APEC helps lure businesses to Vietnam
 The US National Centre for Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) will work to draw businesses to the CEO Summit as part of the APEC Year in 2017 in Vietnam.

Industry & Trade Ministry wants officials’ incomes and assets made public
VietNamNet Bridge - The Ministry of Industry and Trade (MOIT) has asked employees at economic groups and general corporations to publicly declare their individual assets and 2016 incomes.


 
Social News 10/12
 Thousand farmers join environment protection campaign, Healthcare insurance fees likely unchanged next year, Motorbike import ban, car restriction suggested, HCMC wants elevated road to Tan Son Nhat

Hungarian pianist Balázs Fülei to perform in HCMC
 A concert featuring “Hungarian Masterpieces Bartók – Liszt – KodáLy” performed by pianist Balázs Fülei will be organized at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music on December 15.


 
Da Nang stops funding overseas study project for talented graduates
Da Nang City authorities have decided to stop Project 922 after encountering many problems in implementation of the programme, which provides funds to talented graduates and staff to study abroad.


 
Tech goods distributors fight over mobile phone market
The competition among technology goods distributors has become cutthroat in the lucrative mobile phone market segment, which makes up 40 percent of the technology goods market worth $7 billion. 

Hydropower’s heavy toll
150 hydropower plants have been built or are being built across the central provinces and Central Highland provinces. Thousands of households have had to move away to clear the land for these projects, and many are struggling to build a new life.


 
FourFourTwo: Van Thanh, Minh Tuan shine as Golden Stars depart
 Though the Vietnam dream of making the AFF Suzuki Cup is over, there were some decent individual displays of talent out there on the evening of December 7 in Hanoi, says FourFourTwo.


 
 
Yellow houses in Hoi An ancient town
VietNamNet Bridge - The first impression many tourists get upon arrival in Hoi An is the charm of the many houses ofa dark yellow color.

World-class photos by a Vietnamese primary teacher
 VietNamNet Bridge – Teacher Nguyen Tan Phat in Quang Ngai is a successful photographer who has won many local and international photography awards. Below are some of his outstanding works.


 
 
Hungarian pianist Balázs Fülei to perform in HCMC
 A concert featuring “Hungarian Masterpieces Bartók – Liszt – KodáLy” performed by pianist Balázs Fülei will be organized at the Ho Chi Minh City Conservatory of Music on December 15.

HCM City to host Unicorn, Lion, Dragon Dance Champs
The department of Culture & Sport in HCM City and Phu Tho Tourism & Service Corp -Dam Sen Culture Park jointly organized the HCM City Open Unicorn, Lion, Dragon dance championship 2016 starting December 10 to 31.