PM Phuc meets with Thai leaders
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on August 18 met with President of Thailand’s Privy Council Prem Tinsulanonda and President of Thailand’s National Legislative Assembly Pornpetch Wichitcholchai as part of his ongoing visit to Thailand. 

Van Don zone to be green, urban area
The northern province of Quang Ninh plans to turn Van Don special administrative-economic zone into a smart and green island urban area, Nguyen Van Doc, secretary of the provincial Party Committee, said.

Dengue outbreak shows signs of slowdown in Hanoi
The spread of dengue fever has begun showing signs of slowing down in Hanoi, which recorded a huge number of patients over the past few months, according to the Hanoi Department of Health.

Buddhist festival to extol motherly love
HCM City art troupes and cultural centres will offer several shows to celebrate the annual Buddhist holiday of Vu Lan, an event that eulogises motherly love, held annually in the seventh month of the lunar calendar. 

Nature’s treats at Hoc Mo Beach
Visitors to Hoc Mo, a wild and charming beach located in the central province of Quang Ngai, can enjoy all sorts of activities, from fishing, to enjoying beautiful views or learning about the culture of the local fishing village.

Teacher and retention recruitment crisis
 Despite the order to cut staff, state schools still face teacher redundancy problems as decisions are made by the departments of internal affairs instead of the education sector.

Vermicelli pollution no more
Residents of Van Cu Village in the central province city of Hue have been making rice noodles for some 400 years. But while their livelihoods fared well, their health did not.

Vietnamese archers break SEA Games’ record
Vietnamese archers Nguyen Tien Cuong and Chau Kieu Oanh brought home a bronze medal and broke a Southeast Asian (SEA) Games’ record in the mixed doubles 70m three-stringed bow event at the Games in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia on August 18.

FDA expands use of AstraZeneca/Merck ovarian cancer drug
 The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday expanded the use of Lynparza, sold by AstraZeneca Plc and Merck & Co Inc, to include ongoing treatment of patients with recurrent ovarian cancer

Photo contest captures romantic lakes across Vietnam
Imposing mountains, beautiful beaches and romantic lakes are best retreats in Vietnam. Let’s contemplate the peaceful beauty of lakes across the country through the lens of photographers.

Bustling fishing port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau
Young photographer Nguyen Hoang Phi’s photos about sunrise at Long Hai fishing port in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau capture the everyday activities of fishing communities. 

Modern dancers tell old love story
The Viet Nam National Opera and Ballet (VNOB) will perform ballet, folklore and contemporary dances featuring the tale of My Chau - Trong Thuy at Ha Noi Opera House on August 23 & 24. 

Korean guitarist Sungha Jung to perform in Vietnam this August
 South Korean guitarist Sungha Jung will return to Vietnam for live concerts in Hanoi and HCM City on August 26 & 27.