Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted receptions in Hanoi on Tuesday for outgoing ambassadors of the Netherlands and Switzerland to Vietnam.
-- Functional forces are looking for a fishing boat with 18 fishermen aboard that has lost contact with the mainland since it was last seen about 84 nautical miles northwest of Phu Quy Island off south-central Binh Thuan Province on Sunday.
-- A man was hospitalized in southern Tay Ninh Province on Monday after hammering four nails in his head on his own to “relieve grief due to family issues and loneliness.”
-- Serious congestion occurred on Phu My Bridge connecting District 7 and Thu Duc City in Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday afternoon as the structure was maintained and a tank truck with engine failure further narrowed its roadway.
-- The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has launched an investigation into a TikTok video in which a woman was dancing around and posing for photos on the apron while a plane was moving nearby at Phu Quoc International Airport off Kien Giang Province.
-- The People’s Committee of Cam Pha City in northern Quang Ninh Province has assigned relevant units to ask a project investor to urgently relocate thousands of cubic meters of mud illegally dumped next to Bai Tu Long Bay following a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper report on the issue.
-- Nearly 45,000 domestic and foreign tourists have been stuck on islands off Kien Giang Province due to thundery rains and rough seas triggered by a tropical depression in recent times, Sai Gon Giai Phong (Liberated Saigon) newspaper reported on Tuesday, citing the provincial tourism department.
-- Vietnam is the leading country with an average number of online purchases of up to 104 orders per person per year, according to a report by Ninja Van Group, an e-logistics company operating in Southeast Asian countries.
-- Deputy Prime Minister Le Minh Khai, head of the National Financial and Monetary Policy Advisory Council, has urged the Ministry of Finance to coordinate with other agencies in researching and reporting a plan on fuel tax reduction to the central government, the prime minister, and competent agencies for approval.