Read what is in the news today:
— Kazakhstani Lower House Chairman Nurlan Nigmatulin will pay an official visit to Vietnam from November 13 to 15 at the invitation of Vietnamese National Assembly Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
— As of the 4:00 am on Monday, a tropical depression which devolved from Storm Nakri, the sixth to have hit Vietnam this year, was positioned over Vietnam’s south-central region, packing winds at 40-50 kilometers per hour. Heavy rains are in the forecast for the whole day in the Central Highlands and southern regions on Monday.
— The Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), which manages 22 airports in the country including major hubs in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang, has announced a plan to scrap road tolls on all member airports for vehicles that remain at the airport for less than 10-15 minutes for drop-off or pick-up starting January 2020.
— Five suspects, including a gang leader, who allegedly took part in a 20-men ambush that killed another gang leader in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City last week, on Sunday turned themselves in to the municipal police. Six others had previously been apprehended in relation to the murder.
— About 60-70 percent of nearly one million Japanese tourists who visit Vietnam yearly come to Hoi An Ancient Town in the central province of Quang Nam, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Vu Hong Nam said at a workshop on Vietnam’s world heritage sites held in Tokyo last week.
— The first Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) Can Tho 2019, the largest of its kind to have ever been held in the Mekong Delta region, is scheduled to take place in Can Tho City from November 29 to December 1, featuring over 400 travel businesses, hotels, service providers, and tourism associations from Vietnam and six foreign countries and territories.
— Three hundred and twenty-eight ambassadors of the Ship for Southeast Asian and Japanese Youth Program (SSEAYP) on Sunday arrived in Ho Chi Minh City, kick-starting a four-day stay in the southern metropolis during which they will be joining a host of activities with local youths and residents.
— Vietnam have qualified for the 2020 AFC U-19 Championship, organized by the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) for the men's under-19 national teams of Asia, after drawing a goalless game against Japan in the last match of the championship qualifying round’s Group J on home soil on Sunday evening.