Read what is in the news today:
-- Northern and north-central Vietnam will experience chilly weather at night and in the early morning this week as the southern region will bask in ample sunshine, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
-- Concerns have been raised after the administration of Da Nang approved the change of thousands of condotels at the local Cocobay project into apartments after the developer announced they are no longer able to pay investors their promised dividends, as experts point out the move could create a bad precedent and negatively affect the city’s planning in the long run.
-- About 8.52 million twenty-foot equivalent units (TEU), or 119 million metric tons, worth of products are forecast to have passed through seaports in Vietnam by the end of 2019, a growth rate of 12 percent compared to 2018.
-- Samsung Electronics Vietnam has asked that it enjoy multiple favorable conditions, including discounted electricity prices, for investing in a research and development center project in Hanoi.
-- Multiple products made from the 'sa sam' (launaea sarmentosa) plant grown in Vietnam are being promoted for export to the U.S., with the first batch expected to be shipped in the next six months.
-- Vietnam National University - Hanoi has unveiled a plan to build the US$181 million Vietnam-Japan University in the Hoa Lac Hi-Tech Park in Hanoi in 2021-2025, with 90 percent of the cost funded by official development assistance from Japan.
-- Vietnam brought home a total of 32 medals, including ten gold ones, on the first official competition day of the ongoing 30th Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in the Philippines on Sunday, temporarily placing second on the medal tally behind the hosts.