Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- It is still unclear when the new Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station, located in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City, will be officially put into operation as their developer is still facing some problems regarding certain procedures.
-- More than 80 officers and six fire trucks were mobilize to put out an inferno that engulfed a blanket factory in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on Monday afternoon.
-- Nearly 100 metric tons of fish raised by local residents in the north-central province of Ha Tinh have died since Sunday night, with competent authorities now working to determine the reason behind the incident.
-- The inauguration of Ho Chi Minh City’s metro route No.1, which connects District 1 and District 9, will be moved from 2020 to the fourth quarter of 2021, the municipal People’s Committee stated in a recent document.
-- The Ministry of National Defense has proposed the construction of a museum of military history, which covers 38.6 hectares in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi, with an estimated capital investment of VND2.5 trillion (US$107 million).
-- Officers in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho have arrested and initiated legal proceedings against a 27-year-old man for murdering his girlfriend in the southern province of Dong Nai on late August. The suspect had carried the victim’s body from Dong Nai to his hometown on a car before attempting to commit suicide.
-- The People’s Court in the northern province of Ha Giang is scheduled to begin the trial regarding the test-score manipulation scandal that took place during the National High School Examination in June 2018.
-- Vietnam ranks first in Asia in terms of dragon fruit export, the Vietnam Academy of Agricultural Sciences said at a conference in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang on Monday, adding that the country’s dragon fruit export topped $1.1 billion in 2018.
-- A conference was held on Monday to discuss measures to develop ‘plastic waste-free’ tourism in the central province of Quang Nam, which was attended by local leaders and representatives from the UNESCO.
-- Le Bao Tuyen, a representative from Vietnam, was crowned Miss Tourism Asia Ambassador 2019 in Osaka, Japan on Monday evening.