Vietnamese leaders receive Australian Senate President
Chairwoman of the National Assembly (NA) Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan held talks with President of the Australian Senate Scott Ryan after an official welcome ceremony in Hanoi on January 21.

Occupancy rate of industrial parks reaches 73 percent
 The occupancy rate of operational industrial parks (IPs) across the nation hit 73 percent in 2018, the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Department of Economic Zone Management has said.

Lorry crash leaves 7 dead in Hai Duong
 A lorry, plated 29C-71953, crashed into a delegation from the Kim Luong communal chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front in the northern province of Hai Duong on January 21, leaving seven dead at the site. 

Tours to UAE in high demand as Vietnam enters Asian Cup 2019 quarterfinals
  Tours to the United Arab Emirates have been flying off the shelves after the national men’s football team earned a place at the AFC Asian Cup 2019 quarterfinals, scheduled to take place in Dubai on January 24.

The journey of a Mong minority to a brighter future
 VietNamNet Bridge – At the age of 24, Khang A Tua, an ethnic Mong minority, has become one of 54 first students of the Fulbright University Vietnam (FUV).

Telecom operators ask for bandwidth bidding
 A recent report by the Vietnam Telecommunications Authority (VNTA) revealed that the bandwidth for 4G in Vietnam is lower than in many other countries.

Seafood-drying village busy as Tet nears
 A seafood drying village in Ca Mau Province is busy preparing for the Tet Holiday.

Celebrations in Hanoi as Vietnam advance to quarter-finals
Football fevers gripped Hanoi on Jan. 20 night as thousands of fans flocked to the streets of the capital to celebrate the country’s victory over Jordan on penalties.

Events in Hanoi and HCMC on January 14-20
 Events in Hanoi and HCMC on January 14-20 

Exhibition reveals maritime secrets from ancient shipwrecks
 More than 500 ceramic and porcelain objects retrieved from ancient shipwrecks in Vietnam’s sea are being on display at an exhibition opened at the Vietnam National Museum of History in Hanoi on January 18.