Read what is in the news today:
— The Vietnamese government resolved to record GDP growth of 2.5-3 percent this year at its recent monthly meeting, Minister and Chairman of the Government Office Mai Tien Dung told a press conference on Friday.
— One Vietnamese returnee from Japan on September 30 has tested positive for COVID-19, the Ministry of Health announced on Friday evening, increasing the country’s tally to 1,096. The patient was put in quarantine upon her arrival.
— Two teachers died and another was seriously injured after a pickup truck fell off a cliff in Ky Son District, located in the north-central province of Nghe An, on Friday afternoon.
— About 35,000 cubic meters of dioxin-contaminated soil at A So Airbase in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue will be remediated under a VND70 billion (US$3,050) project conducted by the Ministry of Defense, which was kicked off on Friday morning and will be completed in two years.
— A container truck pulled down two electricity poles on Hoang Du Khuong Street in District 10, Ho Chi Minh City, on Friday afternoon, causing an outage affecting 428 homes.
— The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport will prohibit all vehicles from passing through Nguyen Huu Canh Overpass in Binh Thanh District to repair this route from October 3 to March 29.
— The State Treasury collected over VND60 trillion ($2.59 billion) from government bond auctions on the Hanoi Stock Exchange (HNX) in September, up 163 percent from the previous month.
— The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture and Sports, the Department of Information and Communications, and the People’s Committee of District 2 on Friday evening launched the Reading Culture Day aimed at promoting a reading culture in the community.
— The Vietnam – Germany cultural festival Kulturfest 2020 opened in Hanoi on Friday evening, on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of German Reunification (October 3) and the 45th anniversary of the Vietnam – Germany diplomatic ties, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
— Internationally acclaimed conductor Honna Tetsuji will lead a concert featuring works by Hungarian composer Franz Liszt and Czech composer Antonin Dvorak at the Municipal Theater in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday evening, the Vietnam News Agency reported.