Check out what is in the news today, August 30
-- Most airports nationwide have collected a questionable fee from automobile owners upon entering the aerodromes.
-- Revered Vietnamese Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh, who had lived in France for years, arrived in the central city of Da Nang on Tuesday for recuperation from his illness.
-- Task forces in Tien Phuoc District in the central province of Quang Nam on Tuesday removed four pieces of landmines from a resident’s garden.
-- Vietnam Social Insurance has revealed they had spent more than VND50 trillion (US$ 2.2 billion) on medical check-ups and treatment within the first eight months of 2017, with the expenditure excess for the entire year estimated at VND10 trillion ($438.5 million.)
-- Nearly 200 high-ranking officials of 21 member economies of the 2017 Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) attended the third Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 3), which opened in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday morning.
-- Some representatives of thermal power plants proposed at a seminar on Tuesday that sums spent treating a huge amount of bottom ashes emitted during the production process be included in electricity prices.
-- The Vietnam Space Center on Tuesday and Wednesday provided training to teachers at high schools across Hanoi before piloting an internationally recognized program as part of an agreement signed between the Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology and the U.S.’s National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in a bid to improve students’ and teachers’ awareness of environmental protection and the global community.
-- A low-range firework display will be held at Dam Sen Theme Park in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City to celebrate Vietnam's National Day, September 2, the municipal People’s Committee Office has announced.
-- One hundred couples who are low-income youths and factory workers in Ho Chi Minh City will tie the knot at a mass wedding to be held on Saturday in District 10.