Check out the news you should not miss today, October 2:
-- Vietnam’s Minister of National Defense General Ngo Xuan Lich, leading a high-ranking military delegation, left for a three-day official visit to Myanmar on Sunday.
-- The Vietnam-South Korea Friendship Week kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday, in celebration of the East Asian country's National Foundation Day (October 3) and the 25th anniversary of the diplomatic ties between the two countries.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City food safety watchdog on Sunday proposed destroying 3,750 pigs found to be sedated prior to slaughtering last week, instead of keeping them until the drug completely excretes from their bodies.
-- Localities in Vietnam’s Central Highlands and the south-central and southern regions are forecast to have rains and thunderstorms in the next two to three days, with heavy downpours expected in the late afternoon and the evening.
-- There is a ‘black market’ where leaked information of airline passengers is on sale for taxi firms or companies that offer shuttle services to and fro Noi Bai and Cam Ranh airports.
-- Vietnamese Doan Thi Huong and Indonesian Siti Aisyah, both accused of murdering the half-brother of North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un by rubbing the toxic VX nerve agent on his face in February, will go on trial in Malaysia today, October 2, AFP reported.
-- Vietnam's fruit and vegetable exports in the Jan-Sep period are estimated at US$2.64 billion, surging 44.2 percent year-on-year, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development has reported.
-- Many facilities in Da Lat are ‘washing’ the origin of Chinese potatoes by coating them with the red dirt typical of Vietnam’s Central Highlands and putting them into packages labeled a made-in-Da Lat delicacy.
-- Vietnam’s international arrivals topped 9.4 million in the Jan-Sep period of this year, up 28.4 percent against the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.
-- Vinfast, the car-making arm of Vietnam’s leading property developer Vingroup, has introduced 20 concept designs for its sedan and SUV, rendered by four famous car design firms Pininfarina, Torino, Zagto and ItalDesign. The Vinfast manufacturing plant is under construction in the northern city of Hai Phong and is expected to produce the first batch of products by September 2019.