Read today’s leading news stories.
-- Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang witnessed the exchange ceremony of the three documents on economic and technological cooperation, veterinary and public health requirements for Vietnamese dairy products exported to China, and cultural and tourism cooperation between the two countries during the talks held on Friday on the occasion of the Vietnamese government leader’s trip to China to attend the ongoing second Belt and Road Forum for International Cooperation.
-- Traffic congestion in the area around Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday caused several passengers to miss their flights as people started to take their five-day holiday to celebrate Reunification Day (April 30) and International Labor Day (May 1).
-- Ho Chi Minh City’s District 4 Hospital has launched its motorcycle ambulance service, increasing the number of hospitals operating the service in the city to four, the municipal Department of Health said on Friday.
-- The first flights of Vietjet’s five new routes from the northern city of Hai Phong, the north-central province of Nghe An’s Vinh City, the north-central province of Thanh Hoa, the south-central province of Khanh Hoa’s Nha Trang City and the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong’s Da Lat City landed in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho on Friday morning.
-- Sense Market, Ho Chi Minh City’s first-ever subterranean venue that combines a shopping center and a food court, will not be closed by April 30 as stipulated by an order by the municipal chairman in August 2018, its operator Saigon Co.op announced on Friday.
-- The U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) has announced its final decision of the DOC’s 14th Period of Review on anti-dumping tariffs on Vietnam’s catfish batches imported into the country during the period from August 1, 2016 to July 31, 2017, with much higher rates for Vietnamese exporters.
-- Vietnamese young director Pham Thien An’s Stay Awake, Be Ready has been listed to compete with ten other entries in the short films category at the 2019 Director’s Fortnight, an independent section held in parallel to the Cannes Film Festival.
-- Hundreds of people in Hanoi, from young to old, have taken part in an environment conservation campaign that has started at the Banking Academy of Vietnam since the beginning of this week by exchanging old batteries, paper, books, and milk paper cartons for green trees.
-- The Hue Traditional Craft Festival 2019, the 8th edition of the event, opened in the former imperial capital of Hue on Friday.
-- The 100th festival of Khau Vai Love Market – a unique cultural practice of locals in Khau Vai Commune, Meo Vac District of the northern mountainous province of Ha Giang, will be held from April 28 to May 1.