Check out what is in the news today, November 13
-- More than 500 Vietnamese expats came forward with suggestions on how to combat Ho Chi Minh City’s chronic plagues of urban flooding and traffic congestion during a conference held in the metropolis on Saturday.
-- The administration of the central province of Quang Nam has approved a project to pilot electricity-run cars to carry tourists around Hoi An City starting January 1, 2017. The city is home to UNESCO-recognized Hoi An Ancient Town.
-- Vietnamese authorities on Saturday destroyed two metric tons of elephant husks and 70 kilograms of rhino horns at a landfill in Soc Son District, Hanoi.
-- Police in Thai Thuy District in the northern province of Thai Binh have revealed they had found around 100 human remains stealthily removed by the developer of a building complex in Hanoi to clear room for their project.
-- A delegation sent by the Japan External Trade Organization to Phu Quoc Island, a paradise holiday retreat off the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, were greatly impressed with the traditional making process of fish sauce in the locality.
-- The Vietnam Association of Seafood Exporters and Producers has again warned of farmers in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho scrambling to sell young, undersized “ca tra” (a kind of catfish) to Chinese traders who have manipulated supply and prices in the locality since early this year.
-- The coincidence of this year’s rainy season and rice harvest season has resulted in shrinking supply of straws, the main feed for cows, sending straw prices to a record high in several districts of Ben Tre Province in the Mekong Delta.
-- A three-day festival meant to promote Vietnam’s and Ho Chi Minh City’s cultural identity and provide a playground for expats in the metropolis will run at April 30 Park in the downtown area, the municipal People’s Committee has announced.
-- Music lovers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City will be treated to 16 free-admission concerts featuring celebrated artists from several European countries. The shows will take place from this Friday to early December.