Read what is in the news today, October 14!
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Sunday extended sympathy to his Japanese counterpart Abe Shinzo over great losses in humans and property caused by super typhoon Hagibis. The same day, Vietnamese Deputy PM and Foreign Minister Pham Binh Minh also sent a message of sympathy to Japanese Minister of Foreign Affairs Motegi Toshimitsu.
-- One Vietnamese sailor has been saved while another remains missing after their ship sank late Saturday off the Japanese capital city of Tokyo, where it was anchored as super typhoon Hagibis approached. The two Vietnamese sailors were among 12 crew members on board the ship at the time of its sinking.
-- A nearly VND10.7 trillion (US$460 million) expressway connecting Ho Chi Minh City and Moc Bai International Border Gate in Tay Ninh Province, the construction of which is expected to begin in 2021, will halve the travel time between the southern metropolis and Moc Bai, from two hours to just under one hour, boosting trade and relations with neighboring Cambodia.
-- A recurrence of the African swine fever, which first hit Vietnamese localities in February, has been reported in many communes in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa, as local authorities said they have culled more than 2,100 pigs infected with the disease over the last two days.
-- As thousands of households in four urban districts in Hanoi are concerned over the quality of their tap water, which has emitted a strong smell of burnt plastics over the past few days, a local water company responsible for supplying clean water to the area has remained silent, giving no explanation for the smell.
-- The Vietnamese business community plays an important role in the national development of Vietnam, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said in Hanoi on Sunday at an event marking the 15th anniversary of Vietnam Entrepreneurs’ Day.
-- Kacey Musgraves, a six-time winner of the Grammy Award, has come under criticism in Vietnam after photos surfaced of her performance at a concert in the United States last week in which she wore the ‘ao dai,' Vietnam’s traditional long gown, without its long trousers, leaving her legs and undergarments exposed.
-- Vietnamese Language and Culture is now officially taught at Paul-Valéry University, Montpellier 3 in France’s Occitanie region as a result of cooperation between the French university and the University of Languages and International Studies under the Vietnam National University – Hanoi.