Read what’s in the news today.
-- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen commenced an October 4 – 5 official visit to Vietnam today, with the trip expected to continue driving the bilateral relations forward in the coming time.
-- Hanoi is willing to facilitate Finnish enterprises’ investment in waste treatment projects in the capital city, deputy chairman of the municipal administration Nguyen The Hung said as he received a visiting business delegation from the northern European nation on Thursday.
-- The Voice of Vietnam (VOV) radio on Thursday launched its 12th overseas bureau in Indonesia.
-- A seven-story multi-purpose building built on the hillside of the famous Ma Pi Leng Pass in the northern province of Ha Giang has been found to be developed without a permit.
-- Police in the southern province of Binh Duong said without elaboration on Thursday they have arrested the suspect that caused an explosion at the provincial tax department earlier this week.
-- A delegation of the Myanmar Journalists Association paid a visit to the Ho Chi Minh City Press Center on Thursday, expressing their admiration of the modern facility there.
-- Vietnam’s digital economy is estimated to reach US$12 billion in 2019, making it and Indonesia the two breakthrough markets in the ASEAN region on Internet economy growth rates, according to a report released Thursday by Google.
-- Grab Vietnam is set to apply wait time fees of VND3,000 and VND5,000 per five minutes for its GrabBike and GrabCar services, respectively, from October 10.
-- India’s biggest airline IndiGo on Thursday launched its inaugural Kolkata - Hanoi flight and is poised to continue to offer direct services from the Indian city to Ho Chi Minh City on October 18.
-- Hanoi has plans to make foreign languages, mainly English language, a compulsory subject at all schools, the Vietnamese capital’s chairman Nguyen Duc Chung said as he received a delegation from British education establishments led by Trade Envoy of the British Prime Minister Edward Vaizey on Thursday.