APPF-26 plenary session discusses political, security matters
 Political and security issues were tabled in the first plenary session of the 26th Annual Meeting of the Asia-Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF-26) in Hanoi on January 19.

Trade ministry seeks ways to back local steel makers
The Ministry of Industry and Trade will continue taking trade remedies in line with regulations of WTO and free trade agreements to protect local steel producers from the fierce competition of imported products.

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 LBTQ women participate in workshop to raise awareness, Tet ornamental trees hit HCMC streets, Australia, VN launch 45th anniversary celebration, Fake MSG production ring busted in Ha Tinh, Winners of traffic safety slogan contest announced

Majestic scenery of Hai Van Mountain Pass
The 20km long Hai Van Pass traverses the Truong Son Mountain range as it descends to the sea.The stunning views from Hai Van Pass attract a large number of foreign and local visitors.

Vietnamese children forced to study too early: expert
VietNamNet Bridge - Many Vietnamese children are sent to classes by their parents at a very early age where they practice English, writing and basic math. 

'Solar power fever’ breaks out in Vietnam
VietNamNet Bridge - A report from USAID found that by the end of July 2017 hundreds of solar power projects had been committed which have a total capacity of 17,000 MW.

The dual benefits of climate change solutions
Scientists from the Institute of Environmental Management Science have carried out research evaluating the dual environmental benefits brought by climate change adaptation solutions.

Cherry blossoms lure tourists to Da Lat
Cherry blossoms are in full bloom, painting Da Lat city and nearby areas in cherry colour and attracting thousands of visitors to enjoy.

Xo Dang-Xo Teng ethnic people celebrate water piping festival
Xo Dang-Xo Teng ethnic people in Tu Mrong district, the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum, celebrate many traditional festivals throughout a year, including water pipe building festival.

Seven wonders take bloom at Ha Long flower festival
 Visitors to Ha Long will be able to enjoy the natural wonders of the world recreated in fresh flower displays at the flower festival in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh province from January 27 to February 20.

Hanoi honours its miost fearless ’cook’
An exhibition entitled Ever Shining Faith opened yesterday in Hanoi featuring revolutionary heroes such as Nguyen Duc Canh, Tran Phu, Le Hong Phong, Ha Huy Tap and Nguyen Van Cu.