Nguyen Xuan Phuc re-elected as Prime Minister
 As many as 485 out of 489 deputies present at the July 26 plenary session of the 14th National Assembly, or 98.18 percent, voted for Nguyen Xuan Phuc as Prime Minister for the 2016-2021 tenure.

VN shoemakers too reliant on imports
The Ministry of Trade and Industry is urging local footwear makers to further invest in support industries instead of depending excessively on imported raw materials and losing out on profits and competitiveness.


 
Hanoi to invest $100 million to develop mountainous region
 VietNamNet Bridge - A new investment plan has been ratified by the Hanoi City People's Committee with the aim of promoting the development of the “mountainous region” of the capital city.


 
 
Fierce battle in the market segment for cheap smartphones
VietNamNet Bridge – Oppo and Samsung are dominating the cheap smartphone segment (priced less than VND4 million or $180), which previously belonged to Nokia and other big names.


 
Fencer Vu Thanh An to carry Vietnam’s flag at Rio Games
 Fencing star Vu Thanh An will carry the Vietnamese flag at the opening ceremony of the Rio Olympic Games on August 5, the Vietnam Olympic Committee has said.


 
 
The unusual fish-steaming village in Quy Nhon
VietNamNet Bridge – As their fish output is plentiful, fishermen along Ham Tu Wharf in the central city of Quy Nhon, Binh Dinh province, steam fish in order to sell more products in faraway places.

Timeless beauty: Vietnamese women in 1910
This series of colour photographs from 1910 accentuates the timeless beauty of Vietnamese women - and provides a more historic authentic glimpse of life as it existed at the time.


 
 
20 movies to be released in Vietnam in July
VietNamNet Bridge – This month audiences will see the return of Margot Robbie in "The Legend of Tarzan", Matt Damon as Jason Bourne and Korean movie star Lee Min Ho in Chinese movie "Bounty Hunters."

Top singers and bands perform at Cocofest in Da Nang
 Top Vietnamese and foreign singers will spark the central city of Da Nang during Cocofest on August 26-27.