Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan concluded her official visit to Morocco on Saturday afternoon (local time), and headed for France for another official visit, which is scheduled for March 30 to April 3.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Construction is expected to relocate a total of 686 houses across the city in 2019 as part of an urban revamp program, with the expenditure estimated at VND1.8 billion (US$77,400).
-- Three British divers have arrived in the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Binh to prepare for a historic journey to find the answer to the disappearance of a river located at the end of the Son Doong Cave.
-- The traffic police division under the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Police has announced their plan to minimize traffic congestion at seven hotspots throughout the city, which will be carried out from April 1 to 30.
-- A pair of maps indicating areas at risk of flooding along 28 coastal provinces and cities in Vietnam was officially put into use during a ceremony in Hanoi on Saturday.
-- Vietnam’s steel export value rose by 5.8 percent year-on-year to $744 million in the first quarter of this year, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
-- Ho Chi Minh City ranked first in social cost-of-living terms in Vietnam in 2018, followed by Hanoi, according to the General Statistics Office.
-- Many people in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City participated in the 2019 Earth Hour Campaign at 8:30 pm on Saturday with the theme ‘Save Energy, Save Earth.’
-- A professional Go-Kart racing tournament is expected to be organized at the Dai Nam Racecourse in the southern province of Binh Duong. The competition will be divided into four stages which will take place between May 2019 and March 2020.