Good morning from Vietnam! Here is what you need to know in the country today:
-- Prime Minister Thongsing Thammavong led a Lao delegation to visit Vietnam from July 13 to 18 to boost bilateral relations.
-- Rach Gia City in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang has suffered a short supply of tap water and locals have to carry home buckets of water for daily use.
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has instructed relevant agencies to tighten management and safety measures when it comes to radioactive substances used for studies, production, and scientific application.
-- Police in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong has caught two men red-handed chopping down pine trees and poisoning them with chemicals to encroach on forest land for coffee planting.
-- A section of National Highway 51B was blocked on Monday because a warehouse in Long Duc Commune, Long Thanh District, Dong Nai Province burst into flames.
-- Three people aged from 18 to 33 drowned on Monday at the Suoi Vang tourist site, near the Ankroet hydropower plant, 20km from Da Lat City.
-- Three Vietnamese crew members died on board their cargo ship, MV Hi Ram, in Malaysia on Sunday for inhaling poisonous gas, according to Malaysian media reports.
-- Construction of the Trung Luong – My Thuan expressway will start on August 15. The 54.3km road will cost VND17 trillion (US$781.6 million) and is expected to be put in use in late 2018.
-- Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has ordered the construction of entrepots in the two northern border provinces of Lang Son and Cao Bang to facilitate export to China.
-- Market management agencies in Ho Chi Minh City have uncovered a large amount of fake cosmetics and dietary supplements disguised as imported goods.