-- Saigon Railways is planning to launch a new luxurious carriage in the SPT8 train running on the Ho Chi Minh City-Phan Thiet route on September 2. The carriage has 56 seats which can be converted into beds equipped with sockets for phone and computer charging.
-- The People’s Committee of the southern province of Tay Ninh has said it had encouraged nearly 600 Vietnamese-Cambodian children living along Dau Tieng Lake in Tan Chau and Tan Bien Districts to go to school.
-- Reports from the Ministry of Public Security showed that more than 700 die in road accidents in Vietnam each month.
-- According to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, the northern region will experience rain on a large scale during the holiday celebrating National Day (September 2). This year, the holiday lasts from Friday to Sunday this week.
-- The People's Court of the south-central province of Khanh Hoa has sentenced three Russians who used fake bank cards to withdraw VND294 million (US$13,125) from ATM machines. Troian Aleksei, 33, and Kotets Viacheslav, 30, were condemned to six years in jail while Bondarenko Yury,44, received a sentence of six years and six months.
-- The People's Procuracy of the Central Highlands city of Da Lat on Wednesday ratified a decision to prosecute taxi driver Pham Tuan Anh, 24, for robbing a female passenger the same day. The passenger was beaten by Anh after she found him stealing her money and cellphone.
-- Authorities in the north-central province of Nghe An have slapped a VND12.5 million ($558) fine on Tran Tuan Vinh, 26, residing in Quy Hop Town, as he created a fake Facebook account and used it to insult the Hanoi Beer Alcohol and Beverage Joint Stock Corp.
-- Malls and supermarkets in Ho Chi Minh City are offering discounts from five percent to 49 percent to welcome the holiday celebrating National Day (September 2). Goods supply is estimated to rise 30 percent.
-- The Vietnam Junior Fashion Week 2016 will be organized for the first time in Vietnam this month. The event, to take place from September 22 to 25 in Ho Chi Minh City, is intended to create a professional playground for children to develop their talent.