Check out the news you should not miss today, April 16
-- Vietnam is concerned about the current situation in Syria and protests the use of force which threatens the normal life of innocent civilians and peace and stability in the region, the foreign ministry’s spokesperson Le Thi Thu Hang said on Sunday.
-- Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar State Counselor, Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Minister of the President’s Office, will pay an official visit to Vietnam from April 19-20 at the invitation of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Sunday.
-- The Vietnam – France Culture and Friendship Week, held in celebration of 45 years of the countries’ diplomatic ties and fifth anniversary of strategic partnership, kicked off at the Youth Cultural House in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.
-- A heavy cargo ship was docked at a local port for unloading when it lost its anchor and was swept by strong currents to crash into the Dong Nai Bridge in the namesake province in southern Vietnam on Sunday.
-- A pile-up involving more than ten cars occurred on the National Highway No.6 section that passes through the northern province of Hoa Binh, some 90km southwest of Hanoi, as thick fog reduced visibility on Sunday.
-- Police in the northern province of Vinh Phuc said on Sunday they are investigating the murder of an eight-year-old boy, who was playing with his younger brother at home when an unidentified man entered the house and slashed him to death on Saturday night.
-- Vietnamese Finance Minister Dinh Tien Dung will chair a three-day investment promotion conference in Seoul from today, April 16, to seek new investment flow from South Korea into Vietnam, the State Securities Commission announced on Sunday.
-- The 2018 Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival wrapped up its four days of activities on Sunday, having attracted more than 320,000 visitors and generated revenue of around VND83 billion ($3.66 billion), up 38 percent from last year.
-- Authorities in the central city of Da Nang are investigating the organizers behind a proposed fundraising concert to be held in the name of the Vietnamese Association of Victims of Agent Orange, while the association has no idea about it.
-- Ho Chi Minh City will hold fireworks shows at the Thu Thiem Tunnel, which crosses the Saigon River, in District 2 and Dam Sen Park in District 11 in commemoration of the 43th anniversary of Reunification Day on April 30.