Good morning from Vietnam!
-- Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang, along with the First Lady and a delegation of high-ranking officials, left Hanoi on Friday morning for his visit to Brunei from August 26 to 28. He is also scheduled to visit Singapore from August 28 to 30.
-- A 33-meter long crack has been created along a section of a national highway in the northern province of Yen Bai as local citizens dug a pond nearby.
-- The People’s Committee in the southern province of Dong Nai has ordered local traffic police to penalize people who play Pokémon GO while driving on the streets.
-- Two men have been arrested for stealing two iPhones, along with other belongings, from a local in Bien Hoa City, located in Dong Nai Province, before returning to threaten the owner to give them passwords of the handsets.
-- Police in the central province of Quang Binh said on Thursday that a 17-year-old man had been detained for choking his grandmother to death.
-- Over 3,000 people gathered at the shrine of late Vietnamese general Vo Nguyen Giap in Quang Binh Province on Thursday to commemorate the 105th anniversary of his birthday.
-- A steel making plant with the capacity of 16 million metric tons per year is poised to be built in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan, sparking public concern over the potentially harmful impact on local environment.
-- Competent authorities in Argentina have begun an official investigation into the dumping of Vietnamese tile products imported into the country, the Vietnam Competition Authority under the Ministry of Industry and Trade reported on Thursday.
-- There are too many limitations to Vietnam’s industrial policy, Kenichi Ohno, a professor from Japan’s National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, remarked at an international science seminar in Vietnam on Thursday.
-- A chamber music concert under the theme of the United States- Vietnam friendship will be held at 8:00 pm next Monday at the Municipal Theater in Ho Chi Minh City, presenting performances by instrumentalists from both countries.