Read what is in the news today, July 8!
-- Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan, chairwoman of Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly, on Monday commenced a five-day official visit to China that is expected to help consolidate political trust and develop the comprehensive strategic cooperative partnership between the countries.
-- More white-collar workers and people with good educational backgrounds are becoming drug addicts in Vietnam, which has more than 222,000 registered narcotic addicts and where the number of drug-related crimes has been growing by 10-13 percent every year since 2015.
-- Ho Chi Minh City is offering incentives of up to VND1 billion (US$43,000) per person for experts, scientists, scholars and talents who make outstanding contributions to the city’s scientific research and technological development.
-- Up to 12,000 metric tons of trash have piled up in Da Nang City of central Vietnam as of 7:00 pm on Sunday after days of residents barricading a road to a local garbage treatment plant to protest against foul smell and pollution.
-- Thousands of university students in Ho Chi Minh City joined a ceremony on Sunday to launch a month-long volunteering campaign where they will help rebuild homes for the poor, clean up streets, plant trees, build bridges and streets, and dredge waterways in the city and neighboring provinces.
-- Movitel, a brand of Vietnam’s military-run telecoms giant Viettel in Mozambique, has been appointed by the World Bank (WB) to be the developer of three projects – worth US$20.5 million in total – to improve life quality and access to financing for the poor in the African country.
-- Vietnamese enterprises invested nearly $200 million in foreign countries in the first half of 2019, with Spain leading the list of recipients, accounting for nearly 30 percent of the Vietnamese investment during the period.
-- A team of students from the Lac Hong University in Dong Nai Province was the only representative from Vietnam to make it to the top ten of the 2019 Driver’s World Championship in London, the UK that concluded on Sunday.
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