Future diplomatic tasks identified
Vietnam’s diplomats have clearly identified one of the country’s future tasks as being to maintain a peaceful and stable environment that will contribute to protecting national independence, sovereignty, unity, and territorial integrity.

Each Vietnamese to bear additional $180 of public debt by year end
From now until the end of the year, total public debt could reach VND3,000,000 billion ($134.5 billion) and each Vietnamese will shoulder an additional VND4 million (nearly $180) of public debt.

Bac Lieu man wins lawsuit for lottery jackpot, gives half to loser
 VietNamNet Bridge – The winner in the lawsuit for two lottery tickets worth VND3 billion ($150,000) in Bac Lieu province generously shared half of the prize to the loser, his friend. 

Dance show helps contestants lose weight
 A television show that encourages overweight people to develop a love of dancing will air on Vietnam Television (VTV) this Sunday (August 28).

Vietnam network security up for review
 Many international technology corporations are offering to review businesses' network security after Vietnam Airlines was hacked recently.

HCM City district pilots recycling plant waste
 In HCM City’s District 7, twigs, leaves and other parts shed by trees are no longer sent to solid waste treatment plants for burial but are instead recycled for compost.

Foreign cyclists race for charity in central region
 About 50 cyclists from United Kingdom organisations in Vietnam, and teams from Singapore, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Australia, Thailand and Vietnam will join the ’Cycle a Difference’ ride from Quang Nam to Da Nang on September 1-3.

Singapore blanketed in haze
 Haze has blanketed Singapore as the country is being affected by this year’s first major outbreak of haze from forest fires in neighbouring Indonesia.

10 new urban areas in Hanoi
VietNamNet Bridge – Living in new urban areas is especially favored by young families in big cities in Vietnam. Below are the top new and modern urban areas in Hanoi.

Hoi An Tran Chapel: Haven for ancestral worship
 The Tran Family Home and Chapel located at 21 Le Loi Street in Hoi An Ancient Town has been a haven for ancestral worshippers for more than two centuries.

Pianist duo to perform at Saigon Classical concert this week
 Musical Journey is the latest concert to be held by Saigon Classical Music Group, featuring pianists Thach Thai Do Quyen anh Le Thi Minh Trang and other young artists at 7 p.m. on August 27 at the Southern Women’s Museum in HCMC.

The Beatles Tribute for free
It’s been 2 years since Hanoi Rock City last run a tribute for The Beatles. Come to enjoy their legendary songs with HRC’s new sound system set up on August 28.