Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for Chinese Minister of Agriculture and Rural Affairs Han Changfu in Hanoi on Monday, during which the Vietnamese PM said that the countries should promote agricultural cooperation, contributing to the enhancement of bilateral trade.
-- Chairman of the Hanoi People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Chung, authorized by the prime minister, presented an investment license to a multi-functional entertainment complex, which consists of the country’s first-ever horse racing course, in the outlying district of Soc Son on Monday.
-- A 29-year-old man in the north-central province of Quang Binh has been arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl inside a karaoke venue on Thursday last week.
-- Police in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City are investigating a case where a 31-year-old man was attacked by a gang and eventually stabbed to death following a traffic accident on Sunday evening.
-- The Ministry of Transport is seeking feedback from the Ministry of Planning and Investment regarding the construction of a VND4.5 trillion (US$193 million) expressway connecting My An Town and Cao Lanh City in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap.
-- Police in the north-central province of Quang Binh have apprehended 25 members of an online gambling ring operated via social media and are expanding their investigation into the case.
-- The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has agreed to let the People’s Committee in the northern province of Ha Giang to turn the Ma Pi Leng Panorama, an illegal building on the Ma Pi Leng Mountain Pass, into a public sightseeing spot.
-- Vietnamese carrier Bamboo Airways plans to list 400 million shares on the Ho Chi Minh City Stock Exchange or Hanoi Stock Exchange in January 2020.
-- Vietnam’s agriculture sector expanded by 2.02 percent in the first nine months of this year despite the African swine fever epidemic, Deputy Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Phung Duc Tien told a press conference in Hanoi on Monday.
-- Vietnam will meet Indonesia in the 2022 FIFA World Cup qualifier at 6:30 pm on Tuesday. The game will be aired on VTV6 and K+PM Channels.