PM urges prompt resumption of work following Tet holiday
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc required the prompt resumption of work immediately after the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, ending the outdated thinking that the first lunar month is a time for festivals.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 22/2
Exports of tra fish to UK increase, Ministry works to stabilise market following Tet, RON 95 petrol price drops by 400 VND per litre, Japanese group builds auto parts factory in Thai Binh


 
Social News 22/2
6 injured in pick-up truck collision with motorbikes, Lang Son launches tree-planting campaign, Vietnam leaves impression at cultural festival in Egypt, Hundreds more communes to become new-style rural areas in 2018

Thuy Linh ball scrambling festival
Hundreds of local villagers and visitors took part in a traditional ball scrambling festival which commenced in Hoang Mai District, Hanoi, on Tuesday.


 
Trang An - meeting place of river and mountains
The Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO-recognised Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site, is an attractive tourist site thanks to its unique beauty that could hardly be found in anywhere else.

VN students need counseling: psychologists
Vietnamese children are entering puberty sooner than their grandparents and need counseling about various sensitive matters. Some of the cases that have recently occurred include:


 
Children can also become coders with super-simple programming language
Instead of complicated codes, V-logic users can become coders with simple commands like ‘Bat den Led roi cho 1 giay sau tat  den Led’ (turn LED lamp on, wait one second, and turn off the lamp).

‘Living within one’s means’ and lessons about urban development
Discussing urban development programming in HCMC, economist Tran Du Lich commented that the ‘living within one’s means’ principle must not be applied to the city’s infrastructure development. If so, residents will pay a heavy price in the future.


 
Free entry for fans to National Super Cup
 The upcoming National Super Cup match will be free for fans nationwide, the Viet Nam Professional Football Joint Stock Company (VPF) has announced.

Federal Reserve policymakers more confident about economy
 The US Federal Reserve is preparing for stronger-than-expected economic growth this year, a view that boosts the case for higher interest rates.


 
 
Doi Son ploughing festival prays for bumper crops
The Tich Dien (ploughing) festival in Doi Son commune, the Red River Delta province of Ha Nam, which prays for a bumper harvest, kicked off on February 22.

Traditional festivals open festive season
The festive season in Vietnam has begun with many traditional festivals open on the first days of the Lunar New Year, including Huong Pagoda Festival, Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival, and Giong Festival.


 
 
English vocalist performs in HCM City
 The Acoustic Saturday with Benjamin James, an English vocalist, will be held from 9.30pm until late on February 24 at the Snuffbox Speakeasy bar in District 1, HCM City.

Bac Ninh to host love duet singing festival
The annual love duet singing festival will be organised on February 27 and 28 in Lim town, Noi Due and Lien Bao commune of Tien Du district in the northern province of Bac Ninh.