Read what is in the news today:
-- Saigon Water Corporation, Ho Chi Minh City’s water supplier, will cut or reduce its service in 12 districts in the southern metropolis and several wards in Thu Duc City from late Saturday night to early Sunday morning to carry out maintenance.
-- The Hoa Binh, Son La, and Tuyen Quang hydropower plants in the namesake northern provinces will release water from their reservoirs as per an order on Monday by the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting, which has warned of a high risk of flooding due to possible heavy rains in the northern region in the next three days.
-- The U.S. Agency for International Development will help the Mekong Delta region adapt to climate change and reduce agricultural emissions following the signing of an agreement on climate change cooperation for the 2022-27 period, with an estimated budget of up to US$50 million, with the Vietnamese Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Hanoi on Monday.
-- Functional forces in northern Thai Binh Province are investigating the drowning of a ten-year-old child in a swimming pool dedicated to adults on Monday morning.
-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City are investigating the deaths of a man, estimated to be 38 years old, in a hanging position and his five-year-old child in an apartment in Thu Duc City on Monday.
-- The Department of Health of central Quang Ngai Province has proposed returning nearly 200,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine with an expiry date of June 30 to the Ministry of Health.
-- Authorities raised the price of RON 95 gasoline in Vietnam by 2.5 percent to VND32,370 ($1.39) a liter, and that of biofuel E5 RON 92 by 2.9 percent to VND31,110 on Monday.
-- The U.S. Department of the Treasury has recently placed Vietnam and other 11 countries and territories on its 'Monitoring List' of major trading partners although the Southeast Asian nation was excluded from the list of currency manipulators since last April, according to the Vietnam Government Portal.
-- Hoa Binh Construction Group announced on Monday its sponsorship of 20 scholarships worth VND100 million ($4,310) each for students at construction universities across Vietnam.