Check out what is in the news today, September 20
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc announced at a seminar on Tuesday that Vietnam has completed the erection of 1,002 landmarks along the 2,337km borderline with Laos as part of the two nations’ efforts in frontier demarcation.
-- More than 600 experts and scientists from 32 countries contributed solutions to chronic traffic congestion and inadequate infrastructure faced by Vietnam and other South Asian nations at a four-day international seminar ending Thursday in Ho Chi Minh City.
-- A former chairman of the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai is under inspection for his numerous wrongdoings, including allowing the import of a large amount of timber with unclear origin and appointing relatives with limited ability into the province’s top positions.
-- Colonel Pham Huyen Ngoc, director of the Police Department in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan, has confirmed they had suspended five police officers in Phan Rang – Thap Cham City from work for their wrongdoings that resulted in the death of a 25-year-old suspect held in custody earlier this month.
-- Storm Doksuri, the fiercest to hit the north-central province of Ha Tinh for nearly three decades, injured 80 people and killed two others in the aftermath while causing damage totaling over VND6 trillion (US$261 million), the provincial People’s Committee revealed on Tuesday.
-- The Center for Preventive Medicine in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long has confirmed the province’s first infection of Zika, caused by a virus transmitted primarily by the Aedes mosquitoes.
-- The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has issued new regulations in serving air passengers in cases of flight delay or cancellation. The rules, to be adopted on November 1, stipulate that airline staff ease their clients’ discomfort with drinks, food and proper shelter if the delay lasts for several hours.
-- Experts suggested at a seminar on South Korea’s industrial tourism held in Hanoi on Tuesday that Vietnam should adopt the East Asian country’s model of organizing tours to conventional scenic attractions combined with factories and war museums to further appeal to tourists.
-- The picture of Vietnam’s conventional publishers has seen upbeat notes as Fahasa Co. has reached its 100th bookstore milestone throughout the country and is poised to put another two book cities in operation by year end.