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-- Vietnamese President Tran Dai Quang and his spouse will pay a state visit to Japan from May 29 to June 2 at the invitation of the State of Japan.
-- The draft law on Vietnamese coast guard forces and the draft law on national defense were among the issues National Assembly deputies discussed on Tuesday, the second day of the ongoing fifth session of the 14th tenure parliament.
-- Members of American hospital ship USNS Mercy on Tuesday joined the rescue team of the Nha Trang Bay Management to conduct a rescue exercise on Nha Trang Beach, as part of the United States Navy hospital ship’s Pacific Partnership Program 2018.
-- The water in the Mu U River in the southern province of Tra Vinh has turned smelly during the past ten days, a result of waste from the nearby Tra Vinh sugar cane mill and hundreds of boats delivering sugar cane to the factory.
-- The management board of economic zones under the northern province of Quang Ninh People’s Committee has recently denied an initiative to attract investment for constructing of a factory to produce 20,000 tons of sodium hydroxide per year near Ha Long Bay.
-- The People’s Committee of the south-central province of Phu Yen has approved to provide VND18.3 billion (more than US$800,000) in support for lobster farmers in Song Cau Town, who were affected by last year’s summer disease, from the state budget of VND19 billion that the Vietnamese prime minister had allocated to the province in April to deal with lobster diseases.
-- A project on developing a bacteriophage therapy to replace antibiotics in fighting Staphylococcus aureus bacteria by two Vietnamese high school students from the northern city of Hai Phong won the third prize at the 2018 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) held in the U.S. from May 13 to 18.
-- The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has recently requested the northern province of Vinh Phuc to adjust some offensive elements at local festivals, including considering suspending the Hai Luu buffalo fighting festival if it cannot be proved as a traditional festival with cultural and educational benefits for the community.