Here are the leading news stories about Vietnam you should not miss today, June 4
-- Three were killed as a truck crashed into a motorbike on Phu Quoc Island, off the southern province of Kien Giang, on Friday, the latest in a series of accidents on what used to be a peaceful island.
-- The almost unbearable hot spell hitting northern Vietnam over the last few days will end today, June 4, according to the National Center for Hydro‑Meteorological Forecasting.
-- A US$322 million project backed by the World Bank to reduce flood risk in the urban core area of the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho was officially launched on Friday.
-- Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc chaired a national teleconference on stepping up the implementation of health insurance for all people on Friday, underlining that insurance is compulsory but is also the interests and responsibility of everyone.
-- Vietnam’s business community should try to double the current number of enterprises to 1 million by 2020, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said as he met 100 young entrepreneurs with outstanding startup projects in Hanoi on Friday.
-- A number of flights were affected as the Buon Ma Thuot Airport in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak on Friday, as the facility had to be closed for repairs to a runway defect.
-- Global Eye Program, an initiative that nurtures artistic talent, will come to Vietnam later this year with the Vietnam Eye, running from November 2016 to January 2017, after previous projects in South Korea, Indonesia and Malaysia.
-- Six Nobel laureates will join Vietnamese mathematician Ngo Bao Chau, who won the Fields Medal in 2010, at the Gap Go Vietnam (Recontres du Vietnam or Meet in Vietnam), a months-long meeting held by a scientific and educational society of the same name, in the south-central province of Binh Dinh from June 26 to December 17.
-- Vietnam will play Singapore in the final ofthe four-nation2016 AYA Bank Cup in Myanmar on June 6, as they both won their opener game against Hong Kong and Myanmar, respectively, on Friday.
-- Vietnam’s chess star Le Quang Liem, with an Elo rating of 2718, finished second at the men’s category of the Asian Continental Chess 2016, which wrapped up on Friday in Uzbekistan, after losing to Indian rival Ganguly Surya Shekhar (Elo 2654).