Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc lauded central Da Nang City and Quang Nam Province for their achievements over the past years during a working session with local leaders on Saturday.
-- State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Saturday sent a message of condolences to Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland over the death of her husband Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh.
-- The Ministry of Health on Saturday evening confirmed nine imported COVID-19 cases in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, raising the country’s tally to 2,692, with 2,429 recoveries and 35 deaths.
-- The testing phase of the second tunnel boring machine was initiated on Saturday to prepare for the construction of the underground section of the Nhon-Hanoi Station urban metro line in Hanoi.
-- Traffic police in the north-central province of Quang Tri confirmed on Saturday they had been able to chase down and arrest the 42-year-old driver of a tractor-trailer for causing a hit-and-run that killed two people on a motorbike earlier the same day.
-- Local residents in the north-central province of Nghe An reported on Saturday they had found a human skeleton that washed ashore along a beach in Nghi Loc District.
-- Two former cellmates and game addicts from the northern province of Bac Ninh have been arrested for breaking into nearly pagodas and stealing money from the venues.
-- Vietnam and Turkey held the ‘Business-to-Business (B2B) Matching Webinar on Products for Supporting Industries 2021’ on Saturday, aiming to introduce the potential of Vietnamese electronics and mechanics manufacturers to major Turkish importers, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- Shipments of products from the processing industry brought in about US$67.39 billion in the first quarter of this year, representing 87.13 percent of Vietnam’s total export value during the period, according to the Ministry of Industry and Trade.