Check out the news you should not miss today, July 1
-- Vietnam's State President Tran Dai Quang left Moscow for Saint Petersburg city on June 30, continuing activities within the framework of his official visit to Russia
-- The Vietnamese and South Korea legislatures should enhance exchanges and cooperation to contribute to the enhance of relations between the two countries, Uong Chu Luu, deputy chairman of Vietnam's National Assembly told South Korean top legislator Chung Sye-kyun in Seoul on Friday.
-- The Saigon Notre-Dame Basilica, a popular landmark in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, is expected to undergo a VND100 billion (US$4.41 million) maintenance process as several parts of the centuries-old architecture are showing signs of deterioration.
-- A traffic police officer was severely injured after being thrown to the street when he was trying to stop a trailer truck on the National Highway No.1A passing through Ha Tinh Province on Friday.
-- As many as 11 barges carrying sand without adequate papers and licenses have been caught by officers of the border guard units in Ho Chi Minh City and the neighboring province of Long An on Thursday and Friday.
-- Two were killed while 13 others were injured in a head-on collision between two 16-seater passenger buses on the National Highway No.14 passing through the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum on Friday.
-- A double-decker, open top bus completed a test run around Hanoi on Friday, ready to be put into use to serve tourists in the Vietnamese capital.
-- A new bus route, using modern vehicles with Wi-Fi access, was launched in the central city of Da Nang on Friday, with free ticket available for its first year of operations, under a $2.9 million project funded by the Toyota Mobility Foudation.
-- Vietnam’s fruit and vegetable exports topped $1.7 billion in the the first half of 2017, a healthy 45 percent increase year on year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported.
-- An energy-from-waste incinerator, the first of its kind in Vietnam, broke ground in the southern city of Can Tho with a total investment of $45.6 million.
-- Two shipbuilders responsible for 18 fishing boats which suffered damage shortly after delivery to fishermen in the south-central province of Binh Dinh have admitted their wrongdoings and pledged to cover all the costs of fixing those damages for affected boat owners.