Plan to realise State administrative reform targets
 The recently approved plan on State administrative reform from 2016-2020 aims to improve institutions, and better personnel and administrative service quality.

Vietnamese salary ranks 8th in ASEAN
Competition for high-quality labor will become tougher when the ASEAN Economic Community is formed, and with relatively low salaries of the Vietnamese, ranked 8th in ASEAN, the trend of labor shifting from Vietnam to other countries may take place.

Social News 10/2
 735 people die of traffic accidents in January, Winter spring rice sees poor crop, price drop, High profit attracts farmers to red dragon fruit, President pays pre-Tet visit to Long An,  Red Sunday: just a quick pinch and a cinch

Best collection of old motorcycles in Vietnam: in pictures
 VietNamNet Bridge – The most unique, old motorbikes in Vietnam are owned by Mr. Duong Minh Chinh, from the northern province of Bac Ninh.

MOET: shorter period for higher education aligns with int'l practice
VietNamNet Bridge - It would take a high-school graduate three, five and eight years to obtain bachelor’s, master’s degrees and doctorates, respectively, if the new national educational system is applied.

Vietnam telecom firms all set for 4G race
On January 18 Viet Nam Posts and Telecommunications Group began commercial testing of its 4G, or fourth generation mobile telecom technology, services in HCM City and the Phu Quoc Island, with speeds reaching as high as 100 Mbps.

Wild animal heads may not bring luck
 VietNamNet Bridge – Nguyen Van Huyen has just decorated his new home with a big dried head of a bull hung on the wall of the living room. He seemed pleased with the object which he claimed would bring prosperity for his family.

Woman finds success in beautiful game
With more than 15 years experience playing for various women's football clubs as well as the Vietnamese national team, goalkeeper Dang Thi Kieu Trinh has achieved a lot in her career, including being named Viet Nam's Best Goalkeeper.

Asia stocks subdued, dollar wobbles before U.S. jobs data
 Asian equities were subdued on Friday and the dollar wobbled ahead of the closely watched U.S. jobs report, which could provide clues on the Federal Reserve's monetary policy outlook.

Image: Monkey Island to serve medical research
 VietNamNet Bridge - About 1,000 monkeys are being bred in a semi-wild environment on an island in Quang Ninh province to serve medical research and production of vaccines.

In pictures: Love story of the 1.1m couple
 VietNamNet Bridge – A young man’s love was refused by his current wife because of fear that their children would be as short - 1.1 meters - as their parents. The two families also opposed their marriage for a long time.

A veritable feast of movies at VN cinemas this February
 VietNamNet Bridge - Chinese-language as well as Hollywood and Vietnamese blockbusters are all being featured this month for the Lunar New Year film season.

HCM City celebrates Tet with special art performances
 A number of special art performances will be held at amusement parks in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) 2016.