Read what’s in the news today.
-- A VND250 billion (US$10.75 million) newly-finished road in the Central Highlands province of Gia Lai has showed big cracks and is almost split into parts although checks for its quality was just done two weeks ago.
-- An unidentified man was killed when he crashed his motorbike into a trailer tractor on the Tan Thoi Hiep Overpass, which two wheelers not allowed to travel on, in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday evening.
-- The Southern Airports Authority has slapped a Vietnamese man with a VND8.5 million ($365.5) administrative fine for touching the thigh of a female passenger during a flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City on August 31.
-- Local police in Hang Dao Ward, Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem District, said on Wednesday that they have identified a GrabTaxi driver who overcharged a Japanese tourist ten times higher the actual price of a seven-kilometer trip.
-- Vietnam’s low-cost airline Vietjet reported VND20,148 billion ($866.36 million) in air transport revenue in the first half of this year, a 22 percent year-on-year increase, according to its newly-announced business results.
-- The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded Vietnam’s national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines with a permit to operate direct flights to different cities in the U.S. with a transit stop in either Taiwan or Japan.
-- A gala themed “Huong sac Viet Nam” (Soulful Vietnam) was held by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism on Wednesday to kick off the 15th International Travel Expo – Ho Chi Minh City (ITE-HCMC) 2019.
-- The Vietnam Television Cable Corporation (VTVCab) is set to list 45.7 million shares on the Unlisted Public Company Market (UPCoM) with the code CAB tomorrow, September 6.
-- More than 23 million students across Vietnam attended the opening ceremony for the 2019-20 school year today, September 5.
-- A free public screening scheduled to take place today at the Nguyen Hue Pedestrian Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 for people to watch live a Vietnam - Thailand match in the second Asian round of the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualification has been canceled due to copyright issues.