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-- Party General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on Wednesday received Speaker of the Indian Lok Sabha (the lower house) Om Birla who is paying an official visit to Vietnam, the Vietnam News Agency reported the same day.
-- Prosecutors in the south-central province of Binh Thuan on Wednesday said they have completed an indictment accusing Shedko Dmitrii, 34, of illegal possession of drug after the Russian national was caught illegally growing 27 cannabis plants (30-140cm tall) in a motel in Phan Thiet City on December 24, 2021.
-- Dozens of workers on Wednesday evening were evacuated as an 800-square-meter warehouse of a toy making company in the northern city of Hai Phong City suddenly caught on fire.
-- Supermarkets and trade centers in Vietnam will be fined for distributing disposable plastic bags to customers from 2026, Nguyen Trung Thang, deputy director of the Institute of Strategy and Policy on Natural Resources and Environment, said at a seminar to reduce the consumption of single-use plastic bags in Vietnam on Wednesday.
-- Police and local authorities in Thuan An City, southern Binh Duong Province are investigating a case in which a male security guard was found in a critical condition at Aeon Mall supermarket on Highway 13 on Wednesday evening, with some witnesses thinking he might have fallen from the venue’s second floor.
-- Vietnam’s power generation capacity is projected to reach 146,000 MW by 2030, according to a Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh's conclusion at a conference with localities regarding the completion of the National Power Development Plan for the 2021 - 30 period, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday.
-- Ho Chi Minh City will organize pyrotechnic displays for the celebrations of this year's Reunification Day from 9:00 to 9:15 pm on April 30 at the Saigon River Tunnel in Thu Duc City and Dam Sen Theme Park in District 11.
-- China's commercial capital of Shanghai reported no new COVID-19 infections outside quarantine areas in two districts on Wednesday, fanning hopes that the tide is turning in its pandemic battle, as some factories began to return to work, Reuters reported.