Former PM Phan Van Khai laid to rest
A memorial service for former Politburo member and former Prime Minister Phan Van Khai took place at Thong Nhat Hall in Ho Chi Minh City and International Convention Centre in Hanoi on March 22. 

Korean firms to sign cooperation deals at Vietnam-Korea ICT 2018, PPP investment workshop to be held in April, Eurowindow to develop $120-million factories in Myanmar, Gemadept is going regional with CJ

Passenger opens escape door, flight delayed
 VietNamNet Bridge – A male passenger accidentally opened an exit door of Vietnam Airline flight VN319, headed to Da Nang, Vietnam from Narita, Tokyo, during the process of boarding on Monday.

Hue struggles to protect its relics
 VietNamNet Bridge – The central city of Hue is struggling to conserve relics located along the Huong (Perfume) River as development proliferates in the area.

Stunning Cave of Bats in Moc Chau
Cave of Bats in Moc Chau district, considered the most beautiful of its kind in the northwestern province of Son La and the whole region, attracts a large number of tourists.

500 teachers in Dak Lak threatened with dismissal
VietNamNet Bridge - More than 500 teachers in Krong Pak district in Dak Lak province have been informed that district authorities will terminate their labor contracts in late April. 

Silicon on Thin Box (SOTB) – a technology breakthrough for smart cities
As the number of IoT devices increases, low-power chips manufactured with SOTB technology (Silicon on Thin BOX) will become a key to IC (integrated circuit) industry development.

Vietnamese affected by climate change struggle to make a living
Droughts, rising sea water level, and the increased frequency of heavy rains and storms have caused huge damages to the economy, reducing GDP by 1-2 percent, according to GIZ (German Society for International Cooperation).

Ly Hoang Nam stops in India F4 Futures
 VietNamNet Bridge – Vietnamese No 2 seed Ly Hoang Nam was defeated in the second round of the India F4 Futures tennis tournament on March 21.

Nicolas Sarkozy: French ex-president under formal investigation
 Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been placed under formal investigation over allegations he received campaign funding from late Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi.

Ethnic costumes performed at Bauhinia Festival
A competition for the traditional costume performances of ethnic minority groups was held in Dien Bien Phu City on March 18 as part of the 2018 Bauhinia Festival.

Annual wrestling festival in Mai Dong Village
 On the occasion of the Lunar New Year, villagers hold a wrestling festival in front of the Nghe communal house in Mai Dong village (now in Mai Dong Ward, Hoang Mai District, Hanoi) from the fourth to the seventh day of the first lunar month.

Thanh Le pottery exhibition opens at book street
 An exhibition on Thanh Le pottery opens at Ho Chi Minh City Book Street from March 19-25.

HCM City Book Festival 2018 opens
 The 10th HCM City Book Festival, themed “Books – Culture, Integration and Development”, opened at the Le Van Tam Park in District 1 on March 19.