-- The 12th Vietnamese Party Central Committee on Tuesday afternoon conducted a vote of confidence on members of the Politburo and the Secretariat as part of its ongoing ninth session, which convened the same day.
-- Vietnam sent more than 140,000 workers to work abroad in 2018, up seven percent against the previous year, making this the 5th consecutive year the country’s labor export has exceeded 100,000 people, according to statistics from the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs.
-- The city of Da Lat in Vietnam’s Central Highlands region is looking to build itself into a “smart city” through the application of information technology in what it considers the four pillars of a modern society – administration, lifestyle, environment and economy.
-- The Vietnam Journalists Association has drawn public criticism after it announced a “code of conduct” for its members detailing a list of things journalists are not allowed to do on social media, which critics consider unnecessary as journalism activities are already monitored by other laws.
-- The administration of Ho Chi Minh City and the management authority of a project to develop its first metro line have been found to violate some regulations on economic administration over the project, according to a report compiled by state auditors.
-- Vietnamese customs officers on Tuesday detained a Vietnamese national at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City for trying to smuggle contraband including three pistols and two daggers into Vietnam from the U.S.
-- Hanoi continues to lead Vietnamese cities and provinces in drawing foreign direct investment (FDI), with more than US$7.5 billion having poured into the capital since the beginning of 2018, as the country attracted nearly $35.5 billion in FDI investment in the same period.
-- Ninety metric tons of trafficked sugar and clothes from Cambodia has been seized by Vietnamese police after they busted an extensive transnational trafficking ring on Tuesday trying to sneak the goods into the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam.
-- Vietnam is mulling over a seasonal fishing ban on some of its waters to cope with depleting aquatic resources as a result of overfishing over long periods of time, the director of Vietnam’s Aquatic Resources Conservation and Development Department said on Tuesday.
-- Vietnamese budget airline Vietjet has been placed under “special monitoring” and temporarily barred from adding any more flights to its operational schedule following two serious technical incidents in a month, according to a decision by the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.