-- Vietnam has always and will continue to prioritize consolidating its traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership with Russia, Secretary of the Central Party Committee Nguyen Van Binh said in Hanoi on Tuesday as he received a delegation from the Communist Party of the Russian Federation (CPRF).
-- Central Vietnam is suffering from what experts describe as the most severe drought the region has seen in 40 years, as unusually low rainfall has caused its waterways and reservoirs to dry out while farmers battle with spreading salination.
-- Nguyen Thanh Phong, chairman of Ho Chi Minh City, holds another meeting with residents in the Thu Thiem neighborhood in District 2 this morning to answer questions regarding the relocation of local residents for a project to develop a new urban area.
-- An operation to rescue two gold miners who were trapped in a flooded cave in Hoa Binh Province in northern Vietnam has entered its fourth day as rescuers still struggle to pinpoint the exact location of the men in distress.
-- A vice-director of Vietnam’s Cienco 6, a company belonging to a consortium responsible for developing Ho Chi Minh City’s first metro line, who was Saturday morning found dead hanged at his office, committed suicide for fear that his wrongdoings at another project would be uncovered, police said on Tuesday.
-- A VND7.2 trillion (US$309.6 million) bridge inaugurated in September in the northern province of Quang Ninh has come under fire for poor construction quality as drivers voice complaints about a wavy road surface that feels as if they were going on a roller coaster.
-- Authorities in Can Tho City in southern Vietnam have agreed to return diamonds and gemstones they had seized from a local jewelry shop as well as to partially exempt the shop owner from a fine he was subject to over business misconduct after a police raid in January.
-- There is a growing trend among Vietnamese airlines to open international routes in efforts to increase their market share as the domestic aviation market has nearly reached a point of saturation, experts say.
-- Investment into Vietnamese startup companies has jumped by 30 times over six years, from $10 million in 2011 to $291 million in 2017, said an official from the Ministry of Science and Technology at a startup festival in Hanoi on Tuesday.
-- Vietnamese legislators voiced their support for autonomy of universities on the sidelines of an ongoing plenum of Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly on Tuesday, where the parliament debated a draft law on revising and supplementing some articles of the country’s Law on Higher Education.