Read what is in the news today, September 16!
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Sunday paid tribute to Vietnamese soldiers killed in an 81-day battle against the Americans in the north-central province of Quang Tri in 1972. September 16, the final day of the battle, has since been chosen as the collective death anniversary of those killed in fighting.
-- The Narcotics Crimes Investigation Department under Vietnam’s Ministry of Public Security on Sunday said it was working with Chinese police to expand investigation on a massive Chinese narcotics manufacturing ring following the arrest of 13 ring members in the Central Highlands province of Kon Tum and the south-central province of Binh Dinh last week.
-- The southern part of Vietnam, including Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces, is forecast to experience widespread rainfall of 20-100 millimeters daily every day until Wednesday, according to the Hydro-Meteorological Observatory for the Southern Region.
-- The administration of Binh Dinh Province in south-central Vietnam has proposed spending VND86 billion (US$3.7 million), including over VND34 billion ($1.5 million) in state money, to build a Mount Rushmore-style massive sculpture inspired by the tales of Lac Long Quan and Au Co - who are believed to be the first ancestors of the Vietnamese people.
-- Some farmers in the Central Highlands city of Da Lat are dismantling their greenhouses and reverting back to traditional farming methods after becoming aware of the negative effects that these structures have on the environment and on crops grown within them.
-- The hospitality industry in Vietnam faces the country’s worst human resources shortage, with 94 percent of interviewed employers claiming they suffer from a lack of quality personnel, according to a report compiled by online recruitment marketplace Vietnamworks.
-- The Vietnamese Ministry of Construction has green-lighted the Song Da Corporation to participate in a bidding for a project to develop a rail line connecting the Indian cities of Rishikesh and Karnaprayag under a consortium of Song Da and other Indian partners.
-- Eight people - including officials, former officials and a former police officer in the northern province of Son La - are standing for a five-day trial commencing on Monday for their alleged abuse of position and authority to meddle with exam scores for 44 local students in the 2018 National High School Exam.