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-- Chairwoman of Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan on Wednesday paid tribute to fallen soldiers at the Ben Duoc Memorial Temple and the Sai Gon-Cho Lon-Gia Dinh Revolution Memorial Complex in Cu Chi District, Ho Chi Minh City, on the occasion of the 72nd War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27)
-- Administrators in the central Vietnamese city of Da Nang on Wednesday pulled down nine drinking stores illegally operating on a small street that lies just under the city’s famous Dragon Bridge as a coercive measure as the establishments had spoiled the local environmental sanitation and urbanscape.
-- Nearly 100 people have tested positive for drugs after police raided a nightclub located on Nam Quoc Cang Street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday.
-- Developers of the Trung Luong – My Thuan Expressway, which has been under construction since 2015 and was expected to be completed in 2018 to shorten the travel time between Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta provinces, have said the project is lacking capital and may have to be suspended without timely additional investment.
-- Doctors at the Ho Chi Minh City Oncology Hospital on Wednesday carried out a surgery to remove about 20 liters of liquid from the abdomen of a 19-year-old woman from the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu.
-- The municipal Department of Planning and Architecture said on Wednesday that it is considering a plan to renovate and develop Ho Chi Minh City into a multi-center metropolis by 2025, based on a direction approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, according to the online news site VnExpress.
-- Vietnam has jumped three spots to the 42nd position out of 129 world economies in the Global Innovation Index (GII) as announced by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in New Delhi, India on Wednesday.
-- Vietnam spent almost US$11.4 billion on importing materials for garment and textile production in the first half of the year, up 5.6 percent from the same period last year, according to the Vietnam Textile and Apparel Association (VITAS).
-- Nearly 100 photos, documents and items showing the memories of the late Lao President Souphanouvong in Vietnam as well as his life and revolution career are on display at an exhibition organized at the Ho Chi Minh Museum in Hanoi, on the occasion of the late Lao leader’s 110th birthday (July 13).