Check out the news you should not miss today, May 4
-- Vietnam needs to boost reforming policies and regulations to keep up with the development pace of the global economy, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at a government’s monthly meeting on Thursday.
-- Seasoned diplomat Vo Van Sung, first Vietnamese ambassador to France in 1976 , passed away at the age of 90 on Thursday.
-- Around 1,800 trees and 500 bags of soil have been transferred to Vietnam's Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea, as part of the annual “Green Truong Sa” tree-planting program.
-- More than 440 people died in 442 labor accidents in Ho Chi Minh City in the past five years, the city’s labor union announced on Thursday.
-- Pressure from work and traffic are two of the reasons that have made urban citizens more stressful than ever, putting them at risk of high blood pressure and diabetes, Dang Van Phuoc, vice chairman of Vietnam Heart Association, said at a Thursday event.
-- Numerous women have called on the others not to use pangolin scales for treatment when they have their milk clogged while breastfeeding, after rumors about the animal’s effect have spread over the Internet.
-- Vietjet's revenue in the first quarter of this year stood at VND12,560 billion ($552 million), an increase of 146 percent year on year, according to the low-cost carrier's consolidated financial statement released on Thursday.
-- Vietnam’s rice exports in the first four months of 2018 were forecast to have risen by 22.3 percent from a year earlier to 2.17 million metric tons, Reuters reported on Thursday, citing the government’s General Statistics Office.
-- Starting from mid-June, the southern city of Can Tho will organize a weekly green market on Saturday to sell food hygiene-ensured agricultural products, making it a local tourist attraction and a clean agricultural supply chain for the city.
-- An art space simulated the model of a European village is opening today and will last for three days at Ly Thai To statue Square Hoan Kiem Lake area within the framework of the 2018 European Days in Hanoi.