Here are the news stories you should not miss today, April 24:
-- The People’s Committee in the southern Vietnamese province of Binh Duong has been permitted to review the feasibility of a BRT (bus rapid transit) project connecting the locality with Suoi Tien Station in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City.
-- A rain dampened many places in southern Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City, on Sunday, easing the extreme heat that had been affecting the region for a few weeks. Downpours are expected to increase in frequency in the coming days, according to the Southern Hydro-Meteorological Station.
-- Police in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang have arrested a suspect who had robbed a local gold shop with a gun.
-- Over 100 hectares of protection forest in the south-central province of Phu Yen has been chopped down for the construction of golf courses and resorts, while necessary paperwork for these projects has yet to be completed.
-- Another house has sunk due to subsidence along the bank of the Vam Nao River in the southern province of An Giang on Sunday, making it the 17th house to fall victim to the land collapse since Saturday.
-- The People’s Committee in District 5, Ho Chi Minh City is set to install 30 surveillance cameras on the streets around Kim Bien Market to prevent the illegal sale of chemicals at the marketplace.
-- The Vietnam E-commerce and Information Technology Agency under the Ministry of Industry and Trade has warned of the mushrooming of counterfeit products in online shopping.
-- According to a representative of Phu Quoc International Airport, located on the eponymous tourist island off the southern province of Kien Giang, the number of passengers arriving in the island exceeded 264,400 in the first three months of this year, a sharp spike compared to last year.