Czech President expects fruitful outcomes in Vietnam visit
 President of the Czech Republic Milos Zeman expected that his upcoming visit to Vietnam in early June will produce fruitful outcomes, with economic cooperation, especially tourism development, high on the agenda of bilateral discussions.

Korean firm plans to acquire Gemadept
Korea’s Taekwang Industrial Co Ltd has submitted a letter with intention to acquire Gemadept Corporation, Vietnam’s largest logistics firm, as part of efforts to establish a logistics network in Southeast Asia.


 
Compulsory social insurance for foreign workers discussed
 A workshop took place in northern Hai Phong city on May 23 to gather opinions on a draft decree guiding the enforcement of compulsory social insurance for foreigners working in Vietnam.

Hoi An lists intangible heritages
The ancient city of Hoi An will apply to list its annual mid autumn festival and the traditional pottery craft of Thanh Ha Village as National intangible heritages.


 
Luxury resort for summer retreat near Hanoi
Around 45km from Hanoi, Flamingo Dai Lai Resort is ideal for summer retreat with unique landscape and synchronized utility system with the rise in the value of services.

Asian Physics Olympiad winner: failure is mother of success
VietNamNet Bridge - After one year without a gold medal, Vietnamese students have once again continued the tradition of winning gold medals at the Asian Physics Olympiad. 


 
Generating electricity with solar panels
VietNamNet Bridge - The government policy encouraging investment in the power sector has created a firm framework for the development of solar energy.

Son Tra langurs threatened by resort plan
More than 237 herds of red-shanked douc langurs (Pygathrix nemaeus), comprising over 1,300 individuals, were reported living in the Son Tra Nature Reserve in Da Nang.


 
 
 
Tua Chua Karst Plateau scenic drive
An amateur photographer recently took a drive through the Tua Chua Karst Plateau and shared these beautiful images of the scenic plateau sandwiched between the high mountains of north-western Vietnam.

Hanoi turns purple with giant crape-myrtle flowers
 Hanoi’s summer is welcomed by not only the songs of cicadas, the calls of koels and the reddish hues of flamboyant flowers, but also the bright purple tones of giant crape-myrtle flowers, known in Vietnamese as bang lang.


 
 
Ancient Phuc Giang school woodblocks displayed in Hanoi
 Phuc Giang School woodblocks, a UNESCO Documentary Heritage by Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific, are on show at an exhibition in Hanoi that opened on May 23.

Dancers to stage in Da Nang's street this weekend
Over 200 dancers will offer a spicy samba performance on Tran Hung Dao Street off the Han River bank this Saturday (May 27th).