Read what is in the news today, May 13!
-- Vietnam welcomes India’s investment in the fields of information technology, infrastructure, energy and hi-tech agriculture, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said as he received Indian Vice President Venkaiah Naidu in Hanoi on Saturday.
-- The 16th annual United Nations Day of Vesak, which celebrates the birth of Buddha, opened at the Tam Chuc Pagoda in Ha Nam Province of northern Vietnam on Sunday, joined by more than 1,650 international delegates from 112 countries and territories and over 20,000 Vietnamese Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns and followers.
-- Rains are forecast to continue affecting the southern region of Vietnam this week while sunny days are to be expected in the central and northern regions, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting.
-- Vietnam’s real estate market will likely remain stagnant this year, unlike in 2017 when price hikes were rampant in popular land spots around the country, said deputy director of the Housing and Real Estate Management Department Nguyen Manh Khoi.
-- The National Committee for Traffic Safety and the People’s Committee of Hanoi jointly launched a walking event in the capital city on Sunday to call for actions against drunk driving, following multiple accidents involving intoxicated drivers in Vietnam recently.
-- The ending point of the legendary Ho Chi Minh Trail, which played a vital role in Vietnam’s victory over the Americans during the war that ended in 1975, in the southern province of Binh Phuoc has been recognized as a special national relic.
-- An exhibition is being held in the Canadian city of Toronto by the Canada-Vietnam Society to introduce paintings that feature late Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh in commemoration of his 129th birth anniversary (May 19).
-- More Vietnamese think of South Korean food than they do K-pop and K-dramas when asked what comes first on their mind when they think about South Korea, according to a survey on 917 Vietnamese adults conducted by market research company Q&Me.