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Two decades on, universities still stuck in central Hanoi

Municipal authorities began planning to move universities from Hanoi’s inner districts to the suburbs about 20 years ago but up to now, few university relocation projects have been carried out and none are complete.

Water shortage threatens Ly Son Islanders

 VietNamNet Bridge – Underground water in the Ly Son Islands, 30km off the coast of Quang Ngai Province, has become seriously salinised in the early dry season this year

No place like home for those moved over hydroelectric project

Many displaced by the Ban Ve hydroelectric power project in the central province of Nghe An have for years abandoned the resettlement homes built for them and returned to their old land.

Health experts call on Vietnamese people for healthy lifestyle

 VietNamNet Bridge – Health experts called Vietnamese people to put their best feet forward, and walk 10,000 steps each day.

Ha Noi victory takes them back into top spot

 VietNamNet Bridge – Ha Noi FC moved back to the top of the V.League after an impressive 4-0 victory over Song Lam Nghe An.

8th southern traditional cake fest to open in Can Tho

 VietNamNet Bridge – The 8th Southern Traditional Cake Festival will open in Can Tho, the largest city in the Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta, from April 12 to 16.

Young talent Phuong wins Pro Tour 1 title

Nguyen Van Phuong defeated veteran Pham Minh Tuan to win the men’s singles title of the Viet Nam Tennis Federation Pro Tour 1 which closed yesterday in Binh Dinh Province.

PM Rutte’s visit to broaden economic ties with VN: ambassador

 Prime Minister of the Netherlands Mark Rutte will pay an official visit to Vietnam from April 9 – 11 at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc. 

Sai Gon Vintage Car Festival opens

 VietNamNet Bridge – The 2nd Sài Gòn Vintage Car Festival opens today in HCM City’s Dam Sen Park.

Expat Corner: A survival guide for Vietnamese weddings

 VietNamNet Bridge – Weddings are joyous occasions worldwide, and each culture has its own way of celebrating love, usually with a good old-fashioned party.

Farewell to a heart-warming kitchen

When you write a review, you’d want to write about a new restaurant opening up, or a new menu at an age-old house with an established reputation, or a famous chef concocting a new fusion dish. 

Shooting an artistic event: coach Nhung

With short hair, trendy clothes and accessories, people are often surprised by the appearance of female shooting coach Nguyen Thi Nhung. At the age of 54, the mother of two looks very young and very active.

Academies key to nurturing golf in Vietnam

Legendary golfer and Viet Nam Tourism Ambassador for 2018-2021, Greg Norman, has accepted the position as supervisor of the newly-founded Viet Nam Golf Tourism Association (VGTA). 

Hanoi's free water taps prove a hit

 VietNamNet Bridge – In an effort to become a modern and smart city, Hanoi installed free drinking water taps on some streets, receiving an enthusiastic response from tourists and local residents.

Folk culture of the past inspires contemporary art

 VietNamNet Bridge – The contemporary shows Làng Tôi (My Village), À Ố Show and Ter Dar (Going in Circle) are unique circus performances using bamboo as the main prop. 

A six-year-old fashion star

 VietNamNet Bridge – On a cold night in Hanoi last week, a six-year-old girl’s striking outfit caught the eye of a jogger, and made her a social media star overnight.

Airport expansion imperative

 VietNamNet Bridge – Dinh Viet Thang, director general of the ACV, talks to Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper about the need to expand airport services.

Buon Ma Thuot, a city of coffee and hospitality

 VietNamNet Bridge – I arrived in Buon Ma Thuot, the capital of the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak and fondly referred to as the “Queen of Coffee”, after an eight-hour bus ride.

Cyber thugs shouldn't be kids' idols

A 26-year-old YouTube star was arrested in northern Bac Ninh Province on Tuesday for alleged involvement in an illegal gambling ring, drug abuse and possession of deadly weapons.

A boy driven by love

 VietNamNet Bridge – Over the past week, the story of a 13-year-old boy who cycled more than 100km to visit his hospitalised little brother went viral on social media.