Have a nice holiday!
-- The Japan International Cooperation Agency and the Department of Transport in Binh Duong Province, approximately 30 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, are jointly working on building parking lots where bus passengers can park their bikes for free, in a bid to encourage residents to use public transport.
-- Despite occasional thundershowers, scorching climatic conditions will remain unchanged during the ongoing four-day holiday across the country, particularly in the southern part, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport on Saturday opened the Hang Trong Bridge on Phan Van Tri Street, which connects Binh Thanh and Go Vap Districts.
-- The Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs has proposed raising the maximum number of overtime working hours to 400 hours/year in its second draft of the revised Labor Law.
-- Road accidents claimed eight lives and injured 11 others across Vietnam on Saturday, the first day of the ongoing holiday, which ends on Tuesday, the National Traffic Safety Committee has announced.
-- A five-story hotel in Ham Thuan Nam District in the south-central province of Binh Thuan was engulfed in a blaze on Saturday morning, with two guests getting seriously injured after making an escape jump from the upper floors.
-- An inaugural Jetstar Pacific flight on Saturday carried nearly 250 passengers from Cat Bi Airport in the northern city of Hai Phong to Dong Hoi Airport in the north-central province of Quang Binh, marking the official opening of a new air route between the two locales.
-- A clutch of festivals taking place in several resort towns, including the 2017 Da Nang International Fireworks Festival and an ao dai (Vietnam’s traditional long gown) show as part of the Hue Festival of Traditional Crafts, are expected to draw an influx of visitors during the ongoing holiday.
-- A group of Indian experts have unearthed an ancient path at the UNESCO-recognized My Son Sanctuary in central Quang Nam Province as they were working on an Indian-sponsored project to restore the famous ruins.
-- Nearly 1,500 people, including soldiers and militiamen, joined a marathon held on Saturday in Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate Reunification Day (April 30) and Labor Day (May 1).