What you need to know today in Vietnam:
-- The Vietnamese Embassy on Wednesday held a seminar to spotlight Vietnam’s reform and its path toward socialism at the National Experimental University of the Armed Forces (UNEFA) of Venezuela, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health says it has worked out three scenarios where authorities would have to treat 2,000-6,000 dengue fever patients.
-- Lightning struck two women to death in Ninh Binh Province, northern Vietnam on Thursday, local authorities said the same day.
-- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked that the Airports Corporation of Vietnam and the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee start work on a new terminal at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in the third quarter of this year and put it to use in September 2024.
-- Royal Seafood International Trading Company Limited in Ho Chi Minh City gave an extremely rare orange lobster imported from Canada to the Museum of Oceanography in Nha Trang on Thursday afternoon. The lobster measures 55 centimeters long, weighs nearly two kilograms, and was shipped from Canada in July.
-- Two people won a combined jackpot of VND210 billion (US$8.9 million) in the Vietlott draw on Thursday.
-- Farmers in the Central Highlands, Vietnam's largest coffee-growing area, sold coffee COFVN-DAK at VND44,000-44,500 ($1.88-1.90) per kg, up from a VND41,800-42,300 range a week earlier, Reuters quoted traders as saying on Thursday.
-- Vietnam’s forestry product exports are expected to reach $16.3 billion in 2022, near the target set earlier this year, the Vietnam News Agency cited figures at a conference organized by the Vietnam Administration of Forestry (VNFOREST) under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development in Hanoi on Thursday.
-- "Around 25 million children around the world missed out on routine vaccinations that protect against life-threatening diseases last year, as the knock-on effects of the pandemic continue to disrupt health care globally," Reuters reported.