Check out the news you should not miss today, July 2
-- Vietnam will hold the national conference on sustainable development 2018 in Hanoi this Thursday, July 5, the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry said on Sunday.
-- Northern Vietnam started to enter this year’s hottest season on Sunday, with baking temperatures expected to linger through Thursday.
-- Investors have pledged to pour a total of VND46.7 trillion (US$2.06 billion) into different investment sectors in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, during an investment promotion conference on Sunday, one day after Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc held a working session with provincial leaders.
-- A female passenger was caught trying to pass customs to board a flight to Taiwan without declaring AUD18,000 ($13,300) worth of cash inside her luggage, customs officers at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City said on Sunday.
-- Many Facebook users in Vietnam have discovered that the social networking site’s Location Targeting feature for its ad service would wrongfully display the Truong Sa (Spartly) and Hoang Sa (Paracel) archipelagos in the East Vietnam Sea when users select the map of China rather than Vietnam.
-- Vietnam has extended a visa-free police for tourists from the UK, France, Germany, Spain and Italy by three years, from July 1 until June 30, 2021.
-- AirAsia launched its inaugural flight on the Hanoi-Penang route on Sunday.
-- Vietjet is offering 700,000 tickets priced from VND0 on its website during three golden days on July 4, 5, 6, during the “Free up your summer with Vietjet”, which the low-cost carrier says is its biggest promotional series of the year.
-- Vietnam’s Ministry of Industry and Trade is seeking feedback on a proposal to transfer a thermal power plant project in the southern province of Soc Trang to a Chinese consortium, as the original developer, PetroVietnam, fails to get work started.
-- The Vietnam Tattoo Expo 2018 is slated to take place in Hanoi on July 7 and 8, expected to attract more than 150 tattoo artists from 16 different countries and territories
-- Vietnam and Thailand completed their opener at the ASEAN Football Federation (AFF) U19 Youth Championship with a goalless draw on Sunday. The competition takes place in Indonesia from July 1-14.