Heart of HCM City to get $1.35 billion rejuvenation
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has recently green-lighted a $1.35-billion residential township that will transform Ba Son port along the Saigon River’s banks into a modern megacity.

HCM City wavers in preserving French villas
 Many old houses and villas in HCM City have been demolished or have been left to deteriorate while the city authorities lacks comprehensive management regulations or support policies for the owners.

Ha Nhi’s worship of the kitchen genie
VietNamNet Bridge – The Ha Nhi consider water the source of life and fire the source of power. The woodstove space is the key spot in their house. They put a sacred rock next to the woodstove to represent the kitchen genie,

Da Nang seawater not contaminated, tourists can swim
 VietNamNet Bridge - The testing results of sea water samples in Da Nang shows that the water is normal for serving aquatic sports and entertainment activities, according to authorities of Da Nang.

Dak Nong struggles to deal with increase in enrolment
 VietNamNet Bridge – An increase in the number of students in the Central Highlands province of Dak Nong are posing challenges for the education sector as the demand for school facilities and teachers increases,

The teacher who raises flies
VietNamNet Bridge - Ruoi linh den as called by Vietnamese, or Hermetia Illucens, are believed to be useful in treating organic waste.

Environment official apologises for response to fish deaths
“As a minister, I am sorry,” Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Tran Hong Ha told local media yesterday as he led an inspection team to take samples of water and sediment in the sea off of Vung Ang in the central Ha Tinh Province.

Vietnam wins two golds at Singapore Open
 Nguyen Thi Thanh Phuc on April 28 won the first gold medal for Vietnam at the Singapore Open Track and Field Championships in race walking by capturing the women’s 20-km bronze.

Quest Diagnostics says its Zika virus test gets U.S. approval
Quest Diagnostics Inc said it has received emergency authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration to sell the first commercially developed diagnostic test for Zika in the United States, a step that may help expand testing capacity

Free haircut at barbers' village festival in Hanoi
 Barbers from Kim Lien Ward in Dong Da District, Hanoi and many neighbouring areas are offering free haircuts for visitors at a two-day festival to honour the ancestors of barbers on April 21 and 22.

Everyday moments in Hanoi
 VietNamNet Bridge - The first rays of a new day, an old man riding bicycle to take newspapers, children going to school and workers rushing to ride in the rain are idyllic moments in Hanoi.

17 movies to be released in Vietnam this April
 VietNamNet Bridge - The blockbusters "The Huntsman: Winter's War", "The Jungle Book" and "Captain America: Civil War" will be released at Vietnamese cinemas in the first month of the summer movie season.

Polish jazz trio to perform in Vietnam
  The Embassy of the Republic of Poland announced that Polish Jazz band Michał Milczarek Trio is going to have three shows in Vietnam at the turn of April and May.