Here are today’s leading news stories.
-- The annual disaster response preparedness exercise Pacific Partnership 2019 is taking place in the south-central province of Phu Yen for a two-week run, with participation of the U.S., Vietnam as one of the several hosts, and partner nations.
-- Drivers of 20 routes of Quyet Thang Co. Ltd, a public bus operator in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, went on a strike on Thursday over the company’s violations of labor law including late payment, using labors without labor contracts and health and unemployment insurances.
-- Fish raised in cage farms located in the section of La Nga River running through the southern province of Dong Nai’s Dinh Quan District died en masse following a heavy rain on Thursday’s early morning, causing huge losses to cage farm owners.
-- A worker from the central province of Quang Ngai who had one leg totally cut off in a work accident on May 11 has undergone a successful replantation surgery at the general hospital of Da Nang City, doctors said in Thursday.
-- Authorities in Hong Linh District, the north-central province of Ha Tinh are looking for the owner of a cash sum of VND15 million (US$645) which a 55-year-old scrap dealer found on Thursday.
-- Several filling stations in Ho Chi Minh City have started to removing E5 biofuel dispensers from their venues due to low sales volume and little profit.
-- Vingroup stock traded higher Thursday after South Korea’s chips-to-energy conglomerate SK Group agreed to buy 6.1 percent of the Vietnamese firm for US$1 billion.
-- The Vietnamese Ambassador to Egypt held a ceremony on Thursday to launch the book “55 years of Friendship Relations between Vietnam and Egypt” in Arabic language by Egyptian writer Refat Khaled, the Vietnam News Agency reported.