Check out the news you should not miss today, July 16
-- The annual 25th “Green Summer” voluntary campaign was launched on Sunday by the Ho Chi Minh City chapter of the Vietnam Youth Federation, attracting more than 60,000 students to social activities.
-- More than 1,000 affordable apartments, priced from VND150 million (US$6,500) will be built for industrial park workers at a complex in the southern province of Tien Giang, according to the provincial Federation of Labor.
-- The administration of Binh Thanh District has allowed people to apply for a construction license via its online government smartphone app, instead of having to physically visit the office and waste time completing paperwork.
-- Heavy rains and flooding are forecast for northern Vietnam in the next three days, the central weather forecaster said on Sunday.
-- Administrators in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City is seeking permission from the municipal administration to expand the Bui Vien Walking Street, after the venue proves to be a new attractive destination for local and international tourists alike, less than one year since its August 2017 opening.
-- The Airports Corporation of Vietnam has lodged yet another petition to the Ministry of Transport and the government, seeking permission to collect toll on roads leading to airports across the country to “offset for the construction and maintenance expenses” of the roads.
-- A shrine that commemorates the sacrifice of ten young unmarried girls who were volunteers helping with logistics at the Dong Loc T-junction during the American war in Vietnam was inaugurated during a ceremony at the namesake monument in the central province of Ha Tinh on Sunday.
-- Animals Asia Foundation, a Hong Kong-based charity that seeks to end cruelty to animals in Asia, has provided the Yok Don National Park in Vietnam’s Central Highlands a grant of $65,000 to stop elephant tourism.