Leaders laud normalization of ties in Washington DC
 Speaking at the Vietnam Embassy in Washington DC on July 31, Senator John McCain reiterated his commitment the US would always stand by Vietnam’s side in maintaining peace and stability in the East Sea.

Airlines’ big spending on new aircrafts raises concerns about public debt
VietNamNet Bridge - The government has guaranteed the loans that Vietnam Airlines got from commercial banks to buy modern aircraft. Will this add to the public debt burden?

Vietjet offers daily flights for HCM City - Chu Lai route
 VietNamNet Bridge - Private airline Vietjet has announced to increase frequency on its HCM City - Chu Lai route to seven return flights per week as of August 4 to further meet demand and offer passenger’s maximum convenience.

Public fear MOET education reform will demotivate students
The Ministry of Education and Training (MOET) has once again stirred up the public with the announcement that the information about training and graduation grades will be shown on high school diplomas.

Submarine inventor: Vietnamese sub fleet will keep pace with Seventh Fleet
VietNamNet Bridge - Phan Boi Tran, Yet Kieu submarine inventor, estimates that it will take VND2 billion, or $100,000, to create equipment powerful enough to sink a destroyer worth hundreds of millions of dollars.

Dead fish float on Saigon’s major canal
 VietNamNet Bridge - After heavy rains, tens of thousands of dead fish were found floating on Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe Canal in HCM City. Many people said the cause was wastewater discharged by industrial enterprises located along the canal.

SCTV announces exclusive rights to global football broadcasts
 VietNamNet Bridge – Saigontourist Cable Television Company (SCTV) has announced it now owns exclusive broadcast rights for some of the world's leading football tournaments for the period of 2015-18.

Hanoi: 17,000 people have 30m2 of playgrounds
Many playgrounds for children and older people in dormitories and urban areas in Hanoi are being misused. Some 17,000 people in Trung Phung Ward, Dong Da District, Hanoi have only 30 m2 of playground, reported the Hanoi’s People's Council.

The beauty of Kon Tum via famous sites
 VietNamNet Bridge – The Kon Klor communal house, Kon Tum museum, the wood church and the Mang Den tourist site are interesting destinations for tourists who visit Kon Tum Province in the Central Highlands of Vietnam.

Russians to present Swan Lake in 3D format in Hanoi
 VietNamNet Bridge – The Russian ballet theatre Talarium et Lux (Ballet and Light) will stage a special performance of the classic ballet Swan Lake with 3D animated graphics in Ha Noi on August 1.

Germer team hosts classical concert Sunday
  Germer established by a group of the HCMC Conservatory of Music’s students will host its 10th concert entitled “Mot chang duong” (a journey) at Thanh Nien Media at 345/134 Tran Hung Dao Street in HCMC’s District 1 at 6:30 p.m. on Sunday.