Here are the news stories you should not miss today:
-- General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong held talks with Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in Hanoi on Monday, as part of the latter’s official visit to Vietnam and attendance at the 6th Greater Mekong Sub-region Summit (GMS-6) from March 30 to April 3.
-- Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security on Monday announced a plan to simplify its structure, including the removal of six general departments and merger of existing departments.
-- Two suspects trespassed on the Dien Bien Phu Airport in the northern province of Dien Bien and were able to leave the venue without being caught by security units, a source close to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper confirmed on Monday.
-- Police in Nhon Trach District in the southern province of Dong Nai affirmed on Monday they were investigating the violent confrontation between multiple men armed with guns and machetes, which happened on Sunday and was caught on camera, with the footage of going viral on social media.
-- Colonel Doan Thanh Son, chief of police in Tran De District in the Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang, has been dismissed from his post after being caught having an extramarital affair.
-- The Ministry of Transport is seeking feedback from relevant authorities regarding the construction of the Lien Chieu Port in the central city of Da Nang, which is designed to become a major international seaport in central Vietnam with investment capital estimated at VND7.378 trillion (US$324.6 million).
-- The Department of Health confirmed on Monday that a woman in Tan Phuoc District, who was seven weeks pregnant, had lost her baby after employees of the local medical center had mistakenly given her Misoprostol, a common medicine used to cause an abortion.
-- The fire unit of District 2, Ho Chi Minh City on Monday imposed an administrative fine upon a resident of the Thao Dien Masteri Apartment Complex for lighting incense during a worship ritual in the facility parking basement.
-- Vietnam’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) in the first quarter of 2018 increased by 7.38 percent year-on-year, a record high over the past decade, while CPI (Consumer Price Index) also rose by 2.66 percent in the same period, government spokesperson Mai Tien Dung said during a regular meeting on Monday evening.
-- Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has revealed the goals to restructure the country’s agricultural sector and double the income of local farmers within the next five years.