Gov't urges actions to improve business environment
 The Government asked ministers and chairmen of provincial and municipal people's committees to build action plans to improve the country's business environment and competitiveness for the third year in a row.

Vietnam may collect over $200 million of taxes from Big C acquisition
VietNamNet Bridge – According to Vietnam law, income from the transfer of real estate and projects must pay tax at the rate of 20%. At this rate, tax revenues from the transfer of Big C may reach $206 million.


 
 
Con Dao in the past and present
 VietNamNet Bridge - These pictures about the past and present Con Dao will give readers an authentic look as well as the history of the famous island in Ba Ria - Vung Tau province.

What are the graduation requirements for PhD students in Vietnam?
VietNamNet Bridge - The training method for doctoral students "does not resemble any other country in the world’, which has produced low-quality theses and ‘tien si giay’ (paper PhDs), as called by Vietnamese. 


 
Messages with suspicious links threaten Skype users in Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - A type of virus that has spread odd links on Microsoft’s Skype, a messaging app, can only be identified by some anti-virus software.

Red water flow appears in Quang Binh sea, foreign experts come to help
A red water flow suddenly appeared near the coast of Nhan Trach commune in Quang Binh on the morning of April 4, worrying local fishermen, said the Party Secretary of Bo Trach district, Phan Van Gon.


 
VN Basketball Association seeks US-based basketballers
 VietNamNet Bridge – A Vietnamese delegation will travel to the United States to select players of Vietnamese origin for the Viet Nam Basketball Association (VBA) tournament.

Scientists win $3 million for detecting Einstein's waves
 Researchers who helped detect gravitational waves for the first time, confirming part of Albert Einstein's theory in a landmark moment in scientific history, will share a $3 million Special Breakthrough Prize,


 
 
Gold seals, gold books in Nguyen Dynasty museum
 VietNamNet Bridge - Thousands of artifacts of the Nguyen Dynasty (1802-1945) are on display at the Museum of Hue Royal Antiquities, attracting many visitors each day.

Clay pot making village in central Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - Tru Son clay pots are made entirely by hand with a turntable, a few pieces of clout and thin bamboo pieces.


 
 
Over 20 movies to be released in Vietnam this May
VietNamNet Bridge – Nearly 20 Hollywood, Vietnamese and Asian movies will be screened at cinemas in Vietnam in May.

Vietnamese French choreographer presents dance performance in HCMC
Vietnamese French artist Anne Nguyen, one of the leading dancers and choreographers in France will give a hip hop and contemporary dance performance “Autarcie (.…)” at Ben Thanh Theater in HCM City on May 4.