APEC meetings begin in HCM City
 VietNamNet Bridge – The first of the third APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 3) and related meetings began in HCM City today.

Tra fish exports steady after new US food safety rule
Exports of tra fish to the United States have remained stable after it imposed a demand that exporting countries demonstrate that their food safety control system is equivalent to that of the US.


 
Power plant sludge to be used to reclaim land
The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment has decided to use one million cubic metres of sludge from the Vinh Tan 1 Thermal Power Plant to reclaim land from the sea for building the Vinh Tan General Port

Poetic photo retrospective features women in long dress, brassieres
A collection of 130 photos of women by noted Vietnamese photographer Nguyen Quoc Dung is being published this month in a retrospective of his 20-year career.


 
Local firm introduces lighthouse exploration tours
 ixRoad Travel Company specializing in adventure tours started operating in HCMC on Sunday, offering lighthouse exploration tour programs across the country.

Poorly qualified teachers: the double trap for Vietnamese education
Students only need a 3 score on one entrance exam subject to be admitted to pedagogy training schools, while university lecturers at the schools rarely conduct research. Such is the state of teacher training in the country. 


 
4G services: users complain about speed, accessibility
VietNamNet Bridge - Though network operators repeatedly affirm the outstanding quality of 4G services, surveys have found that access is poor to average. 

‘Sorting waste at source’ plan fails to take off
VietNamNet Bridge - More than 10 years ago, the plan on sorting waste at the source kicked off in urban areas in a campaign to mitigate pollution. 


 
Liem beats Garry Kasparov in US chess tourney
Vietnamese grandmaster Le Quang Liem beat legendary chess player Garry Kasparov in the blitz category in the ongoing St Louis Rapid & Blitz tournament in the US on Thursday.

Facebook tests adding news stories customized to users' interests
 Facebook Inc is testing a feature in the Facebook News Feed that provides customized links to news on topics of interest to individual users, as the company continues to search for ways to increase the amount of time 


 
 
Photo contest captures romantic lakes across Vietnam
Imposing mountains, beautiful beaches and romantic lakes are best retreats in Vietnam. Let’s contemplate the peaceful beauty of lakes across the country through the lens of photographers.

Bustling fishing port in Ba Ria-Vung Tau
Young photographer Nguyen Hoang Phi’s photos about sunrise at Long Hai fishing port in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau capture the everyday activities of fishing communities. 


 
 
Korean guitarist Sungha Jung to perform in Vietnam this August
 South Korean guitarist Sungha Jung will return to Vietnam for live concerts in Hanoi and HCM City on August 26 & 27. 

Photo exhibition opens in HCMC Book Street
A photo exhibition entitled "Dreams Are Blue" has opened in HCM City