Check out news you should not miss today, August 11:
-- President of the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand Pornpetch Wichitcholchai, his spouse and a high-ranking delegation are scheduled to visit Vietnam from August 13 to 16 at the invitation of chairwoman of Vietnam’s National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
-- Vietnam’s law-making National Assembly Standing Committee convened its 13th session, which will run for seven days, on Thursday, during which lawmakers will give opinions on some debatable issues of four draft laws including the revised laws on forest protection and development, fisheries, public debt management, and denunciations.
-- Vietnam has recorded around 80,555 dengue fever cases during the first seven months of this year, three times higher than the whole year of 2014.
-- Xuan Huong Lake, a well-known tourist destination in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat, has been filled with trash following a long-lasting downpour on Thursday afternoon.
-- Only 1,206 Facebook account owners have shown up and worked with the Ho Chi Minh City tax department on paying tax for their business on the social network even though 13,500 were summoned two months ago.
-- Low-cost Vietnamese carrier Vietjet on Thursday launched ticket sales with air fares starting from only $0 for its new international route, to commence on October 29, from Hanoi toTaiwan’s Kaohsiung.
-- Around 230 English language teachers and pedagogy researchers from the UK, the U.S, Japan, Australia the Philippines, Indonesia, Singapore and Vietnam on Thursday morning attended an international seminar in Ho Chi Minh City to discuss challenges and opportunities of teaching English in modern context.
-- Japanese film director Masako Sakata was awarded on Thursday the Friendship Order for her dedication to the campaign “Actions for Vietnamese AO victims” at a ceremony held in Tokyo by the embassy of Vietnam in Japan and the Vietnam Association of Victims of Agent Orange (VAVA).
-- Ho Chi Minh City has plans to spend some VND7,802 billion ($343.7 million) for hosting SEA Games 31 in 2021, according to an estimation made by the city’s Department of Culture and Sports.