Check out today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc attended the Partnering for Green Growth and the Global Goals 2030 summit in Copenhagen, Denmark on Saturday, which also drew leaders of 30 Vietnamese enterprises in green energy, trade, investment, and high technology.
-- Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh had meetings with Pope Francis and Secretary of State of the Vatican City Cardinal Pietro Parolin on Saturday, as part of his working trip to the city-state.
-- Over 4,200 households with nearly 20,000 residents in the central city of Hue are about to be relocated for the reservation of the Hue Imperial City, which is a national relic and world heritage site.
-- Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have initiated a campaign encouraging residents to stop littering along local streets and canals in a bid to protect the environment and alleviate inundation across the metropolis. The program is expected to take place until October 2020.
-- One person was killed after a ship carrying oil exploded in the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre on Friday afternoon, local police confirmed on Saturday, adding that three other crew members narrowly escaped without any serious injuries.
-- Four people in a family, including two young children, were found dead by hanging at their home in the north-central province of Ha Tinh on Saturday.
-- The People’s Committee in the north-central province of Quang Tri on Saturday ordered an inspection of a case in which local residents were discovered destroying a natural forest with their excavators to make space for production.
-- Garbage has been piling up across Bao Loc City in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong over the past weeks as the local waste treatment plant became overloaded.
-- A new decree taking effect on Saturday has highlighted sterner fines and additional penalties upon those who violate regulations on food safety in Vietnam.
-- The Vietnam Kizuna Ekiden 2018, a marathon for traffic safety organized by Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, and Japan’s Mainichi newspaper, is scheduled to take place in Hanoi on November 18.