Read what’s in the news today
-- Vietnam’s socio-economic situation experienced positive changes in July, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc sad at a regular government meeting on Thursday.
-- Doctors at the Children’s Hospital in the southern province of Dong Nai have removed an ovarian cyst weighing more than 3.5kg for a 14-year-old female patient.
-- Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday inaugurated its socio-economic simulation and forecast center, which is expected to greatly help with the southern economic hub’s plan to become a smart city.
-- Expats in Vietnam earn an average of $78,750 a year, relatively higher than the global average of $75,966, according to the latest version of the annual Expat Explorer Survey report by London-based bank HSBC.
-- Bamboo Airways, Vietnam’s newest airline, is expected to receive a Boeing 787-9 in October this year, and hopes to start operating a nonstop service to the U.S. somewhere in December 2020 or in early first quarter of 2021, its chairman and general manager Trinh Van Quyet said at a seminar in Hanoi on Thursday.
-- Vietnam Airlines has announced it will cancel five flights on the route between the northern port city of Hai Phong and Ho Chi Minh City on Friday due to storm Wipha.
-- China ranked third among foreign investors in Vietnam in the first seven months of this year, with approved investment projects and merger and acquisition deals worth US$2.45 billion, Commercial Consul Li Jianliang of the Chinese Consulate General in Ho Chi Minh City said at a trade conference on Thursday.
-- Vietjet’s air transport revenue reached VND20.14 trillion ($870.52 million) in the first half of 2019, an increase of 22 percent, while its profit before tax rose 16 percent year on year to VND1.56 trillion ($67.4 million), the budget carrier said on Thursday.
-- A concert themed “A night of Beethoven” will be held at Ho Chi Minh City’s Saigon Opera House on Saturday under the baton of conductor Le Phi Phi.
-- Vietnam, as the world’s No.35 women’s football team, stand a bigger chance to play at the 2023 Women’s World Cup, after FIFA has unanimously agreed to a proposal to expand the number of participating teams from 24 to 32.