Read what is in the news today, August 21!
-- Vietnam always prioritizes assistance to Cambodia across fields, said Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh while paying a courtesy call to Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.
-- The U.S. will continue to work with Vietnam in settling war consequences and ensuring navigation security and safety, said visiting U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth as she was received by Deputy Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army Sen. Lt. Gen. Pham Ngoc Minh in Hanoi on Tuesday.
-- Chairwoman of Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan expressed her admiration at the will and resilience of Cuban people in safeguarding their revolutionary accomplishments as she received President of the Cuban Committee for the Defence of the Revolution Carlos Rafael Miranda Martinez in Hanoi on Tuesday.
-- Internet of things, artificial intelligence, and big data will be implemented in operating southern Vietnam’s future mega-airport of Long Thanh, which will be located in Dong Nai Province and serve international passengers to neighboring Ho Chi Minh City, said Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) Chairman Lai Xuan Thanh on Tuesday.
-- Hanoi is striving to have no households living under the poverty line by the end of 2019, Director of the municipal Department of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs Khuat Van Thanh said at a meeting to review local programs supporting the poverty reduction held in the Vietnamese capital city on Tuesday.
-- Vietnamese marketplace operator Tiki has announced the acquisition of homemade event and cinema ticket portal Ticketbox in a move to become an ‘all-in-one’ e-commerce platform, marking Tiki’s first-ever acquisition, the e-commerce firm said in a statement.
-- Budget carrier Vietjet is selling thousands of super-saving tickets, priced from VND0, from August 20-22 in order to celebrate its two newest international routes from Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City to New Delhi, India.
-- The Nhan Tower - a 12th-century religious structure built under the Cham kingdom in what is now the south-central Vietnamese province of Phu Yen - has been recognized as a national special relic site during the 5th Culture, Sports and Tourism Festival of the Cham people held in the province.