Read what is in the news today, August 5!
-- The Mekong Delta of southern Vietnam will not have early or intense flooding in its upper parts this year because of the low water level in the Mekong River, according to the National Centre for Hydro-Meteorology Forecasting.
-- More than 500 Buddhist monks, nuns and followers registered for blood donation while 150 people put their names on the list of organ donors at a blood and organ donation registration festival in Hanoi on Sunday.
-- Vietnamese doctors are attending to Domingo G. Honolario, a Filipino crewman of the cargo ship HARIS who suffered a stroke when the vessel was off Vung Tau City in southern Vietnam on its way from China to Malaysia late Saturday.
-- The popular resort city of Nha Trang in Khanh Hoa Province of south-central Vietnam might raise its building height limit from 40 stories to 70-80 stories in certain areas, according to Tran Van Tho, deputy director of the provincial Construction Department.
-- Vietnamese enterprises invested US$277.4 million in 30 countries and territories in the first seven months of this year, the Ministry of Planning and Investment’s Foreign Investment Agency said in a latest report.
-- The U.S. Federal Reserve (Fed)’s latest rate cut will benefit Vietnam in the short term by increasing the value of investment into equity and commodity assets as the U.S. dollar was weakened, encouraging international investors to purchase more local assets, according to Vietnamese specialist Nguyen Tri Hieu.
-- Vietnam’s dairy maker TH Group has announced its goal of increasing its herd to 400,000 cows by 2025, including 200,000 cows raised under its closed breeding and 200,000 cows raised under a high-tech cooperative model with local farmers.
-- Vietnamese authorities are studying a seasonal fishing ban in Vietnam waters, which is expected to be introduced in 2019 and imposed in 2020, in an effort to protect and nurture the country’s maritime resources.
-- Twelve selected Vietnamese teenagers on Sunday concluded their friendship trip to Japan, which was organized by the Japanese-based conglomerate Kyocera Group since July 30 and included tours to the National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation in Tokyo and Kyocera’s production facilities, as well as an exchange program with Japanese students at Matsubara secondary school in Kyoto.