Check out the news you should not miss today, March 18
-- Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and his spouse will pay an official visit to Vietnam from March 21 to 24 under the invitation of Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
-- Vietnam and Israel should work together in the spirit of creativity and innovation to strengthen bilateral economic cooperation, Israeli President Reuven Rivlin told the Vietnam News Agency prior to his official visit to Vietnam from March 19 to 25.
-- Saigon Water Supply Corporation has plans to build reservoirs of clean water at each of the existing seven water towers to increase the quality of water supply to people in Ho Chi Minh City, with an ambitious goal to make tap water drinkable in the future.
-- The Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs has suggested increasing monthly pension for officials retired from commune-level regulatory bodies by 7.4 percent.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City administration has plans to call on people to walk 300m to 1km a day in other to ease traffic congestion and accident.
-- Inspectors of Hanoi Department of Health on Friday slapped a VND91 million (US$4,063) on a health clinic for not having enough workforces to operate, while revoking the license of a Chinese doctor there.
-- Some experts have suggested charging businesses in Ho Chi Minh City a fee to use the sidewalks in front of their premises, adding to the city’s ‘sidewalk cleaning’ effort.
-- Sixty-five patients have undergone robot-assisted surgeries at the Binh Dan Hospital in Ho Chi Minh City, three months after the hospital put its robotic surgery system into operation.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai Festival on Friday night wrapped up two weeks full of various activities with a show featuring the best designs of Vietnam’s traditional dress.
-- Vietnam’s tourism ministry has issued a tourism code of conduct for local and international tourists and tourism service providers, including a set of recommendations and regulations, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said on Friday.