Read what’s in the news today.
-- Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue and his Belarusian counterpart Igor Lyashenko reached consensus on concrete measures to advance economic, trade and investment cooperation between Vietnam and Belarus, during their talk in Hanoi on Wednesday.
-- Hue, the capital of the central Vietnamese province of Thua Thien-Hue, will grow to nearly five times its current size, taking in areas of neighboring districts, according to planning recently approved by the provincial administration.
-- Police in Hue said on Wednesday afternoon they have arrested and started legal proceedings against a 36-year-old doctor working at Hue Central Hospital for raping a co-working nurse at his apartment on September 17.
-- Vietnam’s seafood exports to the EU fell 6.5 percent to nearly US$390 million in 2018 from $415 million in 2017, and remain stagnant at $251 million in the first eight months of 2019, after the country got a ‘yellow card’ from its once second largest feeder market for failing to fight against illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing, according to statistics released at a conference on Wednesday.
-- Vietnam Oil and Gas Group tops the Profit500, which ranks the 500 most profitable companies in Vietnam in 2019, according to a ranking report released on Wednesday.
-- Japan will need about 25,000 nurses and caregivers from Vietnam in the next five years, Ohigata Katsuhiro, representative of the Japanese language school ARC Academy, said at a seminar for nurses and caregivers recruitment on Wednesday afternoon.
-- Rom, a film directed by Vietnam’s Tran Thanh Huy, has been withdrawn from the New Currents Award of the Busan International Film Festival 2019 shortly after it was listed on the festival’s competition section for first or second works of new Asian directors, due to licensing issue.
-- Vietnam’s Hanoi FC drew 2-2 to North Korea’s April 25 Sports Club in the first leg of the 2019 AFC Cup inter-zone play-off final on home turf on Wednesday night.
-- The official draw of the AFC U23 Championship Thailand 2020 takes place in Bangkok, Thailand today, September 26 as Asia’s top 16 teams, including Vietnam, discover their opponents for the tournament scheduled from January 8-26, 2020.