Read what is in the news today, March 28!
-- Nguyen Phu Trong, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam, on Tuesday held talks with French President Emmanuel Macron in Paris during his official visit to France, where the leaders discussed enhanced bilateral trade and cooperation on the 45th anniversary of diplomatic ties.
-- Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, chairwoman of the lawmaking National Assembly of Vietnam, on Tuesday headed a delegation of legislators on an official visit to the Netherlands, where they were received by House Speaker Khadija Arib and discussed cooperation in agriculture and environmental issues.
-- Patients in Vietnam are least satisfied with toilets, hospital fees and hospital beds, according to a survey conducted at 29 public hospitals across the country by research organization Vietnam Initiative in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.
-- Over 300 doctors and medics from ten member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN), including Vietnam, on Tuesday participated in a medical emergency response drill in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang.
-- Three more employees at the Ho Chi Minh City branch of Eximbank have been prosecuted and barred from leaving their place of residence in an ongoing criminal investigation into wrongdoings at the branch that had led to the theft of VND245 billion (US$10.8 million) from a customer’s savings by a senior executive.
-- The developer of the Carina Plaza apartment complex in Ho Chi Minh City, where a fire killed 13 and injured nearly 100 last week, did not adhere to regulations on the management of condominiums, according to a report by the municipal Department of Construction.
-- Hanoi police officers have requested the prosecution of two death-row inmates who successfully broke out of a detention center run by the Ministry of Public Security last year before being captured a week later while on the run.
-- Many drivers of ride-hailing service Grab in Vietnam are putting their vehicles and Grab account up for sale to former Uber drivers who want to switch to Grab while still enjoying the benefits of a long-time partner, following Grab’s acquisition of Uber’s Southeast Asia business this week.
-- Investments worth nearly VND24 trillion ($1.05 billion) have been poured into the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long in southern Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Tuesday at an investment promotion conference.
-- The bank exchange rate of U.S. dollars to Vietnamese dong reached a year high in Vietnam on Tuesday, at VND22,862 for $1, after continuous days of rising due to recent adjustments of dollar interest rates by the U.S. Federal Reserve.