Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Tropical Storm Molave has picked up more strength while traveling in the East Vietnam Sea over the past hours, with wind speed reaching 150-165km per hour, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported, adding that the storm may be the strongest since the beginning of this year’s stormy season.
-- Multiple flights to and from provinces in central Vietnam and the Central Highlands will take off one to three hours earlier than their original schedule on Tuesday to avoid the impact of Storm Molave.
-- The Party Committee in the central city of Da Nang has asked the municipal People’s Committee to ban people from going outside from Tuesday night as massive Storm Molave is approaching the mainland in central Vietnam.
-- All border guard officers at the Vietnam-Laos border in the central province of Quang Nam have been evacuated after a landslide occurred at their station on Monday.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City confirmed on Monday they had arrested the director of Phat An Gia Real Estate Company for selling units at five bogus projects to his clients and appropriating over VND97 billion (US$4.18 million).
-- A man has been caught on CCTV trying to distract a drink seller in order for a young boy to steal the victim’s phone in Ho Chi Minh City. The footage has gone viral on social media since Monday.
-- The number of such crimes as murder, rape, obstruction, and gambling in Vietnam has increased in 2020 compared to the previous year, Minister of Public Security To Lam reported at a meeting on Monday morning.
-- Vietnam’s Sun Group and the People’s Committee in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa have initiated a project on constructing a resort and eco-tourism complex worth nearly VND25 trillion ($1 billion) in the coastal city of Sam Son.
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc convened a meeting with CEO of the U.S. International Development Finance Corporation Adam Boehler, and representatives from the U.S. Department of Treasury, Department of Commerce, and U.S. Export-Import Bank in Hanoi on Monday.