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Policeman returns VND150 million for overseas Vietnamese

VietNamNet Bridge – On the flight from Da Nang to Khanh Hoa, a Vietnamese American forgot her purse with around $7,000, six Visa cards and some personal documents. A lieutenant in the immigration department sent the money and documents to the victim. Lt. Hai (right) hand over the property to Ninh’s relatives. On the morning ... Read More »

Funny and weird acts at festivals in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – The first lunar month is the month of festivals. Everywhere in the country, festivals are held to commemorate those who contributed to the country and the people and to pray for peace and prosperity in the new year. People come to festivals in the mood of eagerness and enthusiasm. VietNamNet’s photographer “snapped” many funny and odd scenes ... Read More »

The PM to make decision on the case of Vietnam’s first transgender

VietNamNet Bridge – The Department of Justice of Binh Phuoc province has received Ministry of Justice’s instruction to not revoke the two decisions recognizing the change of gender and civil status of Mr. Pham Van Hiep into Ms. Quynh Tram, to wait for the Ministry of Justice and the Ministry of Health’s consultation for the Prime Minister. Ministry tries to ... Read More »

Draft Constitution pushes judicial reform

The draft amendments to the 1992 Constitution are in the process of public debate. Compared to the 1992 Constitution which has 147 articles in 12 chapters, the draft revised Constitution consists of 11 chapters with 124 articles, in which 14 articles remain unchanged, 99 others have been revised and 11 new ones have been added. The Vietnam Law and Legal ... Read More »

Visit the first “snake museum” in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – The Dong Tam snake farm is not only the place where breeds and conserves rare snake species in the Red Book of Vietnam and the world, but also a “hospital” that has rescued thousands of patients who were bitten by venomous snakes in the Mekong Delta and the southern provinces. Lieutenant Nguyen Danh Hieu is feeding King ... Read More »

Farmers struggle to water their crops

VietNamNet Bridge – Farmers in the Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) region are struggling to find water to irrigate their crops as a drought that hit them early this year has caused many rivers and reservoirs to dry up. . llustrative image – Source: Internet In Dak Nong and Dak Lak provinces, they have been able to water their coffee plants ... Read More »

The first foreigner granted Vietnamese citizenship

VietNamNet Bridge – Being jailed in Chi Hoa Prison for advocating Vietnam’s revolution, Mr. André Marcel Menras (French) was named Ho Cuong Quyet (Ho standing for Ho Chi Minh and Cuong Quyet meaning determination) by his inmates. In 2009, he was the first foreigner who was granted the Vietnamese citizenship. Mr. Ho Cuong Quyet is the first foreigner who was ... Read More »

Vietnam, Laos boost security ties

Minister of Public Security General Tran Dai Quang held talks with his Lao counterpart Thongban Seng Aphon in Hanoi on February 21. Quang, who is also a Politburo member, briefed the guest his ministry’s success in ensuring the social safety and security during the recent Lunar New Year (Tet) festival, as well as the focuses in the ministry’s operation in ... Read More »

Vietnamese diplomat presents credentials in Laos

Vietnam’s newly-appointed Consul General in Luang Prabang Tran Van Tuan presented credentials to Lao Deputy Foreign Minister Sounthon Saynhachac in Vientiane on February 21. Saynhachac expressed her hope that in his new position, the diplomat will help enhance cooperation between the two countries in general, and their northern provinces in particular in a more effective manner. She pledged to create ... Read More »

Ethnic affairs council discusses revised Constitution

The National Assembly’s Council for Ethnic Affairs convened its fifth plenary meeting in Hanoi on February 21 to give their feedback on the draft amendments to the 1992 Constitution. Participants reviewed and contributed their ideas to the ethnic affairs set under the draft revised 1992 Constitution in the spirit of the 10 th and 11 th National Party Congresses’ Resolutions. ... Read More »