Vietnamese, Lao Prime Ministers agree to lift ties
Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and his Lao counterpart Thongloun Sisoulith have agreed to give the top priority to nurturing the bilateral traditional friendship and special solidarity.

VN firms struggle in transparency
 Vietnamese enterprises can meet some international standards of transparency, however, large companies still disclose little information about anti-corruption programmes.

An Giang seeks to relocate 20,000 families after landslide
An Giang Province wants the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment to help frame housing policies that will enable the relocation of 20,000 families living in landslide-prone areas in the next five years.

Cuisine space and balloon to promote Fireworks Festival
 The organising committee of the 2017 Da Nang International Fireworks Festival has reserved a cuisine space on an area of 4,000sqm as a rendezvous point for gastronomer and tourists visiting the city.

HCM City focuses on developing cuisine tourism
HCM City considers cuisine a product that needs to be developed to turn tourism into a key industry, said La Quoc Khanh, deputy director of the municipal Department of Tourism.

Education Ministry confident about new enrollment measures
While MOLISA is concerned  about the surplus of bachelor’s degree graduates, MOET is confident about the ministry's efficiency of measures to streamline student enrollment.

Broadband internet: network operators miss out
VietNamNet Bridge - Most network operators provide high-speed internet service with the speed of 20 Mpbs or more, but they still cannot satisfy demand for associated services such as IPTV, VOD, Video Conference and IP Camera. 

Samsung Elec flags stronger earnings from chips, phones after first quarter jump
 Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday flagged stronger earnings and announced a cancellation of treasury shares after posting a solid first-quarter profit boosted by the memory chip business, 

Highland markets - a specialty of Lai Chau
 Markets in the northwestern highland province of Lai Chau are not only for selling and buying goods but also for couples to meet and date.

HCM City plastered in illegal advertising
 It is very easy to see advertising or leaflets in every corner of HCM City despite of a ban and heavier fines.

Hue Festival 2017: Honoring traditional crafts
 The 2017 Hue Festival, themed “The Quintessence of Vietnamese Crafts”, will take place from April 28 to May 2 in the former imperial capital of Hue, to restore and develop traditional trade villages for tourism.

Concert “Classic Timeline” in Hanoi
 VietNamNet Bridge - An entertainment music show called “The Classic Timeline” will be held at Heritage Space, 1st Floor, Dolphin Plaza, 6 Nguyen Hoang Street, My Dinh 2, Hanoi on April 29.