Check out the news you should not miss today, April 2
-- Vietnam's State President Tran Dai Quang received visiting Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi in Hanoi on Sunday, affirming that his country stands ready to boost comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership with China.
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will lead a Vietnamese delegation to attend the third Mekong River Commission Summit, themed “Joint Efforts and Partnership towards Achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in the Mekong” in Siem Reap, Cambodia on April 4-5.
-- Tenants at the PARC Spring apartment building in District 2, Ho Chi Minh CIty, had to run for their lives in panic after a fire broke out on Sunday afternoon. The blaze was put out after 30 minutes and caused no casualties.
-- Fire insurance has been ignored by both apartment developers and tenants, data reviewed by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper shows, with people only paying more attention to this in the wake of a deadly fire that killed 13 in Ho Chi Minh City last month.
-- A man is seen on CCTV footage breaking into a gold shop and left with some VND700 million (US$30,730) worth of stolen assets, in the north-central province of Nghe An, police said on Sunday.
-- A master plan to develop an expressway connecting Ho Chi Minh City with the Mekong Delta hub of Can Tho has been years behind schedule, with only one section, Ho Chi Minh City – Trung Luong put into use in 2010, while constructions for the Trung Luong – My Thuan and My Thuan – Can Tho highways remain sluggish.
-- Vietnam's passenger bus operator Phuong Trang has invested US$100 million into Vivu, a Vietnamese-developed ride-hailing app, to help it grab the market share left by Uber, which has sold its business in Southeast Asia to rival Grab.
-- Vietnamese carmaker Vinfast said it has had two models of sedan and SUV protected in the EU, after obtaining certificates from the European Union Intellectual Property Office.
-- As the Ministry of Transport has called on the government to accept its latest delayed schedule for the commercial run of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong urban railway line in Hanoi, Pham Sy Liem, deputy chairam of the Vietnam Construction Association has suggested that a state inspection be conducted into the infamous project.
-- Eighty-two Vietnamese athletes start competing at the Asian Youth Chess Championships in Chiang Mai, Thailand, on Sunday, with five of them listed among the event's top seeds.