Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- A 60-year-old man was electrocuted to death after a broken electric wire fell onto him while he was drinking coffee along an alley in Tan Binh District, Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday morning.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development has requested the municipal administration to reprimand leaders of Vinh Loc A and Vinh Loc B Communes in Binh Chanh District after dead pigs infected with African swine fever were found being dumped along a local canal last week.
-- The construction of Vam Sat 2 Bridge in Can Gio District, Ho Chi Minh City is expected to be complete in June 2020. The bridge stretches over the Vam River and costs more than VND342 billion (US$14.7 million).
-- Police in Da Lat City, located in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, have arrested two suspects, aged 27 and 28, for snatching a bag containing VND200 million ($8,600) from a woman on Thursday morning.
-- Officers in Vinh City in the north-central province of Nghe An confirmed on Saturday they had arrested a group of men for participating in illicit street racing on Friday night. The suspects were also charged for failing to wear a crash helmet and using fake license plates.
-- Vietnam is projected to suffer a dearth of 70,000 - 90,000 information technology (IT) workers in 2019, the online newspaper of the government has recently reported, citing a report by TopDev – an IT recruiting firm.
-- The General Statistics Office announced on Saturday that it has started a process to revise the country’s GDP calculation, which is expected to help increase Vietnam’s GDP and per capita GDP.
-- As many as 169 children from 41 provinces and cities across Vietnam have engaged in dialogues with representatives from the government, sectors, and organizations as part of the sixth national children’s forum, which took place in Hanoi from August 14 to 17.