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— Japan attaches great importance to the extensive strategic partnership with Vietnam as well as the Southeast Asian country’s role and position in the region and beyond, Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam Yamada Takio affirmed while being received by Politburo member and permanent member of the Party Central Committee's Secretariat Tran Quoc Vuong in Hanoi on Wednesday, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
— The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has recently proposed that the Ministry of Transport approve a project to use mini buses capable to transport passengers on the city’s smaller streets. Passengers will be able to book tickets through a mobile app called Godee.
— Ho Chi Minh City will temporarily and partly close off a number of streets in District 1, including Le Duan, Cong Xa Paris, Dong Khoi, Ngo Duc Ke, Nguyen Hue, Le Thanh Ton, and Pasteur, on Sunday for the 2020 Olympic Day Run for Public Health.
— The border guard force in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang recently held 11 people who illegally entered Vietnam from Cambodia at night, Colonel Tran Quoc Khanh, deputy commander of the An Giang Border Guard Command, said on Wednesday. They were fined for the illegal entry before being sent to a novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) quarantine facility.
— Thursday marks the 84th day of no community transmission of COVID-19 in Vietnam, according to the Ministry of Health.
— The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and the city’s Tourism Association on Wednesday announced the 16th edition of the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival will take place from July 16 to 19, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
— Dang Thi Thu Uyen and Nguyen Dang Hai, students from Hanoi Architectural University, on Wednesday won a design contest for their design of a field hospital at My Dinh National Stadium in the capital city. The contest, which looked for architectural ideas for field hospitals, was launched by the Vietnam Association of Architects in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Construction to celebrate Vietnam Architecture Day (April 27).