Read what is in the news today:
— Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Wednesday hosted a reception for Dutch and Belgian Ambassadors, Elsbeth Akkerman and Paul Jansen, along with EU investors who want to pour capital into a seaport logistics project worth nearly US$1 billion in Vietnam.
— Five more COVID-19 patients were discharged in Vietnam on Wednesday, raising the number of recoveries to 936 while the national tally stands at 1,063 infections with 35 virus-related deaths on Thursday morning, according to the Ministry of Health. The country has gone 15 days without any community transmission.
— A woman stood with her son at the intersection of Nguyen Dinh Chieu and Cao Thang Streets in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday morning, screaming and constantly stabbing her head, arms, and forehead due to alleged drug use, according to witnesses.
— The investor of the under-construction Trung Luong-My Thuan Expressway, which runs from the Trung Luong intersection in Tien Giang Province to My Thuan Commune, Vinh Long Province in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta, on Wednesday said that motorbikes and automobiles under 15 seats will be allowed on the expressway on the 2021 Lunar New Year holiday to ease traffic pressure during this period of high travel demand, although the project will not be put into official service in 2021.
— The first metro train for the Ben Thanh — Suoi Tien metro line, which is the first of its kind in Ho Chi Minh City, is anticipated to arrive in Vietnam before October 5, the municipal Management Authority for Urban Railways reported on Wednesday.
— Three buildings at the Ho Chi Minh City Museum of Fine Arts in District 1 have been suffering subsidence, with cracked walls and peeled tiles due to the construction of an adjacent high-rise building.
— Vietnam has climbed the ranks of the biggest suppliers to the U.S., rising from sixth in 2015 to second in 2020, according to Jungle Scout's Global Imports Report on international trade stats in 2015-20.
— Hanoi FC have teamed up with Next Media to launch a campaign to help raise money to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic, with a number of items of football memorabilia, including a signed Bayern Munich jersey and medals won by Hanoi FC to go under the hammer, according to the Vietnam News Agency.