Ambassador: Vietnam central to India’s Act East policy
Vietnam is the focus of India’s Act East policy, affirmed Indian Ambassador to Vietnam Parvathaneni Harish in an interview with VNA on threshold of PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc’s visit to attend the ASEAN-India Commemorative Summit.

Sugar association looks to Prime Minister for help
The Vietnam Sugar and Sugarcane Association has proposed to PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc not to allow an extension for temporary sugar imports for re-export as the sweet industry is struggling with high stockpiles and slumping prices.

HCM City has 200 unsafe bridges
 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City has about 200 bridges in need of repair or replacement, 30 of which will be repaired by 2020, said Bui Xuan Cuong, director of the city’s Department of Transport.

Company introduces Dutch artists, seeks collaborations
 More than 30 paintings, photos and sculptures by 11 Dutch artists were displayed at an exhibition hosted by the Embassy of the Netherlands in Hanoi.

Braised and Caramelised Fish in Coconut Milk
 Vietnamese people use fish as the main dish in their meals. Fish and its processing has been being an indispensable part of these locals’ cuisine as they usually say “rice and fish like mom and her child”.

Students win prizes for innovative investment projects
A virtual laboratory to carry out chemical experiments and a project on parenting soft skills are two of the first prizes awarded at the ‘Investment Project’ competition organized for Hanoi students.

Experts warn of ‘startup chaos’ in Vietnam
Nguyen Huu Thai Hoa, chair of the board of directors of IBosses Program in Vietnam, at the launch ceremony of the Vietnamese version of the book ‘IBosses – The Rise of Gen Y entrepreneurs’ commented that Vietnam is in ‘startup chaos’.

Hanoians say Red Maple trees not characteristic of Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - There are numerous plant varieties and technologies from which to choose, but it is difficult to develop greenery that bears the city’s typical characteristics.

Vietnam face Qatar in U23 semi-final
Vietnam will have to rely on players’ determination and confidence to face Qatar in the semi-final match of the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship in the afternoon of January 23 in Changshu, China.

Peach flowers flood Hanoi's streets
 Traders are already starting selling and displaying peach flower trees on many streets in Hanoi in preparation for the Lunar New Year.

VN football fans celebrate victory of U23 Vietnam team
Vietnam continued their dream journey at the Asian Football Confederation U23 Championship after beating Iraq 5-3 in the penalty shootout on January 20 in Changsu, China.

Events in Hanoi & HCMC on January 22-28
 Events in Hanoi & HCMC on January 22-28 

Exhibition showcases Japan’s contemporary netsuke carved of wood
 An exhibition on “Contemporary Wood-Carved Netsuke” will open at Japan Foundation Center for Cultural Exchange in Vietnam on January 24.