VN, Sri Lanka strive for US$1 bln in bilateral trade
 National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan expected that Viet Nam and Sri Lanka will actively and effectively realize the agreements signed in April 2017, striving to raise the two-way trade value to US$1 billion in the upcoming time. 

Finance Minister defends proposed property tax
 Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung has defended a plan to slap a property tax on home, land and other asset owners, saying it would not affect low-income people.


 
Five prosecuted in battery powder tainted coffee case
 Police in the central highlands province of Dak Nong have prosecuted and arrested five people involving in the large-scale fake coffee production in the area.

Explosive and toxic remnants of war on display in HCM City
 The War Remnants Museum in HCM City has opened a display of around 190 items, documents, and photos related to the US army’s use of bombs, mines, and toxic chemicals during the past war in Vietnam.


 
Vietnam welcomes over 4.2 million foreign visitors in Q1
 According to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO), more than 4.2 million foreign tourists travelled to Vietnam in the first three months of this year, a 30.9 percent year-on-year increase.

Nearly 500 contestants participate in IT competition
 VietNamNet Bridge – Some 500 contestants, winning prizes in grassroots-level information technology (IT) competitions in 29 districts and towns, took part in the 23rd Ha Noi IT Competition for Young People on Sunday.


 
A quarter of DDoS attacks claim unintended victims
 Over a quarter of businesses that have been hit by a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks do not think they were the intended target, showing that businesses cannot afford to be complacent when it comes to today’s threat landscape.


 
Taekwondo artists take more golds from int’l club champs
 Vietnam grabbed five more golds and one silver at the International Club Open Taekwondo Championship which wrapped up in Sakai city of Japan on April 22.


 
 
Thay Pagoda festival draws crowds from near and far
The Thay pagoda festival opened in Quoc Oai district, Hanoi on April 20, attracting large crowds of interested locals and visitors.

The largest zoo in northern central region
 Muong Thanh Safari Land in Nghe An Province is the northern central region’s largest zoo. 


 
 
Explosive and toxic remnants of war on display in HCM City
 The War Remnants Museum in HCM City has opened a display of around 190 items, documents, and photos related to the US army’s use of bombs, mines, and toxic chemicals during the past war in Vietnam.

Annual cake festival to begin in Can Tho
 Nearly 200 stalls offering traditional and international cakes will be open at the annual Southern Traditional Cakes Festival in the southern city of Can Tho from April 25-29.