Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:
-- Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc hosted a reception for U.S. Vice State President Kamala Harris on the sidelines of the ongoing 29th APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Bangkok, Thailand, on Friday.
-- Two boys, 2 years old and 4 years old, drowned in a pond near their house in south-central Phu Yen Province on Friday afternoon.
-- The Vietnam Food Safety Authority under the Ministry of Health requested the Department of Health of south-central Khanh Hoa Province on Friday afternoon to suspend the catering service at the iSchool Nha Trang after about 270 students got food poisoning following their lunch in the previous day.
-- Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City are investigating the cause of a traffic accident between a traffic police motorcycle and two other motorbikes that severely injured two residents in Thu Duc City on Firday night.
-- The Vietnamese Ministry of Education and Training granted permission to British Council to immediately resume IELTS test on Friday after one week of suspension.
-- Hanoi welcomed 17.02 million visitors in January-November, five times the same period last year, earning a total revenue of VND48.35 trillion (US$1.95 billion), the municipal Department of Tourism said on Friday.
-- The Australian government is providing US$50 million through Export Finance Australia (EFA) and the Australian Climate Finance Partnership (ACFP) to fund the manufacturing of electric public buses and help establish Vietnam’s first national electric vehicle charging network operated by Vietnamese carmaker VinFast, the Australian Embassy in Vietnam announced on Friday.
-- A groundbreaking ceremony was held on Friday to commence work on a VND6.33 trillion ($255 million) Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) battery factory in north-central Ha Tinh Province.
-- The Ministry of Industry and Trade requested Vietnam’s Asia Foods Corporation to report on the Taiwan Food and Drug Administration’s warning about a shipment of its instant noodles containing the banned ethylene oxide by November 24.