Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- The Party organization of the People’s Army of Vietnam must be exemplary, pure, and strong, Party General Secretary and State President Nguyen Phu Trong remarked at the army’s 11th Party Congress for the 2020-25 tenure on Monday.
-- Vietnam recorded three imported COVID-19 cases, including two Taiwanese experts and an Indian expert, on Monday. The country’s tally stood at 1,077, with 999 having recovered and 35 deaths.
-- Five people were injured after a truck driver under the influence of alcohol crashed his vehicle into a group of motorbikes stopping at a red light in the northern city of Hai Phong on Monday afternoon.
-- One woman was killed while two others were seriously injured after being attacked by a knife-wielding man inside a house in the north-central province of Ha Tinh on Monday afternoon. Police are working to identify and hunt for the suspect.
-- A sewage pumping station with the capacity of 640,000 cubic meters per day has been completed in District 8, Ho Chi Minh City. The facility is expected to contribute to flood control efforts in the metropolis.
-- A woman has been caught on CCTV telling her young son to steal money from a beverage vendor in an alley in District 3, Ho Chi Minh City. The case has been reported to police officers, while the footage has gone viral on social media.
-- Water in the iconic Huong (Perfume) River in Hue City, located in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, has turned yellow and red over the past week, while the reason behind this phenomenon remains unclear.
-- A group of drivers from Vinasun and Mai Linh taxi operators were caught on camera engaging in a physical confrontation following their conflict outside Chu Lai Airport in central Quang Nam Province on Sunday.
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has issued a decision approving a national program to support businesses in improving productivity and quality of products and goods in the 2021-30 period.
-- Budget carrier Vietjet Air will begin operating flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Seoul every Wednesday from September 30, and flights from Seoul to Ho Chi Minh City every Wednesday starting October 7.