BUSINESS IN BRIEF 21/9
 Japan helps Vietnam enhance industrial competitiveness, Vinacomin seeks to expand Lâm Đồng Aluminum Plant, Fuel distributors seek to secure sufficient E5 bio-fuel supply, Vinachem still laden with massive debt


 
Social News 21/9
52 students hospitalized due to food poisoning, Hanoi hosts SE Asia Red Cross Red Crescent Leadership Meeting, Second action month for labour safety to be held in May 2018


 
Unique bamboo cafe in Dong Hoi
The Café Coco is a popular destination of many local people in the city of Dong Hoi in central Quang Binh Province. Many locals say its best feature is its unique bamboo architecture.

HCM City primary schools hold one period per day amid population increase
VietNamNet Bridge - Many primary schools in HCMC have stopped the day-boarding regime and can only organize one class each day as there are not enough classrooms.


 
 
German Cup on display in HCM City
HCM City was the stop of the German Cup's Southeast Asian tour and players as well as coaches today as fans were excited by the opportunity to take pictures and see the trophy.

Sanofi tests three-in-one antibody to treat or prevent HIV
 A three-pronged man-made antibody, created by French drugmaker Sanofi and U.S. scientists, could offer a new way to treat or prevent HIV, following successful tests in monkeys.


 
 
The snake raising village in Hanoi
Le Mat Village in Long Bien District, Hanoi, has raised snakes for hundreds of years. The locals are skilled in catching snakes and earned good money from selling products made from snakes. 

Water wheel – feature of mountainous hamlet
Coming to Na Khuong hamlet, in Ban Bo commune, Tam Duong district of the northern mountainous province of Lai Chau, visitors are impressed by 25 giant water wheels used for irrigational purposes.


 
 
Argentinean films to be shown in HCM City
 An Argentinean film fiesta will be held in HCM City on Friday and Saturday.

Thailand Festival set to take place in Hanoi next week
 The Royal Thai Embassy in Hanoi will join forces with Thailand’s private organizations and the Thai community in Vietnam to hold the 9th Thailand Festival at Thong Nhat Park in Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi on September 30 and October 1.