Check out the news you should not miss today, August 1:
-- Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario arrived in Hanoi on Monday, commencing his four-day official visit to Vietnam at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
-- Tuoi Tre News is scheduled to hold a launch ceremony for its new design today, August 1, at Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper head office in Ho Chi Minh City.
-- Trinh Xuan Thanh, an ex-official and former chairman of a state-run company criminally charged for his role in a US$147 million loss case, turned himself in to police on Monday after nearly one year of evading an international arrest warrant.
-- Vietnam’s National Committee for Traffic Safety on Monday requested authorities in Hai Phong to verify an incident in which an allegedly intoxicated driver caused a series of accidents with his Porsche, injuring six people, in the northern city on July 30.
-- Vietnam has more than 210,000 documented drug addicts, according to statistics the Ministry of Public Security released at a conference on Monday.
-- Two boys, aged 14 and 15, were feared dead after being washed away by strong currents when they were fishing in a lake in the north-central province of Quang Binh on Monday.
-- Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged local private enterprises to strive to contribute 50-60 percent of the country's GDP, as he addressed the second Vietnam Private Sector Forum in Hanoi on Monday.
-- Ho Chi Minh City’s market watchdog on Monday launched a campaign to ensure all pork on sale at wholesale markets citywide has a traceable origin.
-- Only a third of 78 made-in-Japan products selected to be on sale at Japanese conventional stores in Vietnam during a promotion campaign called ‘Japan Fair’ managed to win over Vietnamese consumers and yielded healthy sales, Takimoto Koji, chief representative of the Ho Chi Minh City office of JETRO, said on Monday.
-- All female students of high schools across Ho Chi Minh City will have to wear the traditional ao dai every Monday in the academic year 2017-18, the municipal education department announced on Monday.
-- Vietnam’s under-22 football team left for South Korea on Monday to begin their last training campaign before the 2017 Southeast Asian (SEA) Games, which will take place later in Malaysia this month.