Vietnam seeks deepened ties with Brunei, Singapore
 The upcoming State visits to Brunei and Singapore by President Tran Dai Quang aim to realise the foreign policy set forth by the 12th Party Congress and deepen relations with the two ASEAN member countries.

Mekong Delta needs $4bn for transport infrastructure
 The Transport Development and Strategy Institute under the Ministry of Transport (MoT) has recently proposed mobilizing over VND91 trillion ($4 billion) to develop infrastructure and logistics systems in the Mekong Delta during the 2016-2020 period.


 
Hanoi to remove illegal outdoor posters
 VietNamNet Bridge – Owners of illegal outdoor advertising billboards in Ha Noi have been asked to remove them by September 3, or the relevant authorities will take corrective action.

Girl bands back with a bang
 VietNamNet Bridge – Girl bands are back. Boy bands, which have dominated the music scene for years, are now taking a back seat to the rising female stars.


 
A visit to An Giang
 VietNamNet Bridge - An Giang is located to the west of the Mekong Delta between the Tien and Hau rivers and shares a 100km border with Cambodia in the northwest. 

Autonomy policy at universities not working as well as expected
VietNamNet Bridge - Universities have been told to become independent from the state and determine their destinies, but they have not been given the right to make decisions.


 
AAG submarine cable fixed, Internet in Vietnam back to normal
 VietNamNet Bridge – According to the latest information from local Internet Service Providers (ISP), Internet transmission in Vietnam has resumed from August 24 morning.

Formosa to finish fixing all environment-related flaws by mid-2018
 Hung Nghiep Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Co. Ltd, which was blamed for mass fish deaths along the central coast earlier this year, expects to fix all of its environmental protection problems by mid-2018. 


 
Da Nang to host national tennis championships
 VietNamNet Bridge – About 70 players from 13 teams will participate in the National Tennis Championship that will begin tomorrow in Da Nang City.


 
 
The nine urns of Nguyen Dynasty
VietNamNet Bridge - Made of copper with a total weight of over 22 tons, the nine bronze urns of the Nguyen Cuu Dynasty are special antiques of the last feudal dynasty in Vietnam's history.

Hanoi woman bears 14 children
VietNamNet Bridge – A woman in Co Ban village, Ha Dong district, Hanoi, has the highest number of children in Hanoi, or possibly in Vietnam.


 
 
WHAT'S ON AUGUST (DAILY UPDATE)
 Events in Vietnam's major cities in August. Daily updated

New show to serve tourists in HCM City
 Overseas Vietnamese comedian Van Son, the owner of The V Show theater, will run The Amazing V Show in District 3, HCMC to serve locals and foreign tourists to the city.