Read what’s in the news today.
-- Vietnam will deploy a level-2 field hospital with 63 staff members and seven reserves to the United Nations’ peacekeeping activities, Deputy Defence Minister Nguyen Chi Vinh said at a conference in Hanoi on Thursday.
-- A Vietnamese woman who was fooled and sold as wife to China in 1995 was able to be reunited with her family after nearly a quarter of a century in the north-central province of Nghe An on Thursday.
-- Vietnam joined six other countries and territories in an international rescue competition in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Thursday, where rescuers shared experience and learned from each other to improve their professional skills.
-- A week-long examination and assessment of the embalmed body of late President Ho Chi Minh ended on Thursday, with the state council in charge of the work asserting at a working session with Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc the same day that the body has been preserved well.
-- Vietnam’s state inspectorate has discovered irregularities involving nearly VND50.34 trillion (US$2.17 billion) during the first half of 2019, officials reported at a teleconference in Hanoi on Thursday.
-- The inspectorate of the Ho Chi Minh City communication department has requested the revocation of two domain names, zalo.vn and zalo.me, of Zalo, an Internet platform owned by local tech firm VNG, for having been operating as a social networking site without a license.
-- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) projected Vietnam’s economy to grow 6.8 percent in 2019 and 6.7 percent in 2020, unchanged from previous predictions, accordng to a report released on Thursday.
-- Vietjet announced Thursday the launch of its latest international route connecting Nha Trang city in the south-central Vietnamese province of Khanh Hoa with the South Korean port city of Busan.
-- Hundreds of motorbike taxi drivers of ride-hailing app Go-Viet besieged the company’s headquarters in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday to protest a recent policy change that requires them to work harder to get an income bonus.
-- The inspectorate of the Ho Chi Minh City tourism department has proposed slapping a combined VND27 million ($1,160) administrative fine on two hotels, whose housekeepers discovered in a recent exposé by Tuoi Tre (youth( newspaper) using bath towels to clean the toilets, the chief inspector confirmed on Thursday.
-- Vietnam now stands in the fifth position in terms of number of foreign students studying in Canada, Kyle Nunas, Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City, said at a meeting on Thursday.