Check out the latest news in Vietnam today:
-- Vietnam is set to enhance the value of exported rice while reducing the export volume by 2030 to roughly four metric tons with an export turnover of some US$2.62 billion, down around two metric tons per year compared to the current figure, according to the country’s newly-approved development strategy on rice exports market by 2030.
-- The deposit interest rates at the four biggest State-owned banks in Vietnam, namely Vietcombank, VietinBank, BIDV, and Agribank, continued a downward trend on Friday, with the maximum rate for 12-month deposits set at 6.8 percent per year.
-- The Italian Trade Agency in Vietnam announced on Friday that it has teamed up with the Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation and the General Confederation of Italian Industry to set up the ASEAN Education and Business Program (VELP 2023), the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- Vietnam annually discharges some 1.8 million metric tons of plastic waste, according to data released at a seminar featuring measures to recycle plastic waste and sort waste at source on Friday.
-- A local female karaoke bar staff member has been charged with beating her two-year-old child to death while she was under the influence in southern Binh Duong Province.
-- The administration of north-central Nghe An Province has formed an interdisciplinary team to inspect a stone powder manufacturer in Nghi Loc District where three deaths and five hospitalizations of workers were allegedly linked to pneumoconiosis.
-- Nearly 70 masterpieces of Dutch artists from the Golden Age to the end of the 19th century are being showcased at the exhibition “Blooming Light, Soaking Light” which opened in Hanoi on Friday.
-- U.S. Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen said on Friday the government would run short of money to pay its bills on June 5, which would trigger a potentially calamitous default, unless Congress raises the $31.4 trillion debt ceiling, Reuters reported.
-- A Russian missile hit a clinic in the eastern Ukrainian city of Dnipro on Friday, killing two people and wounding 30 in an attack that President Volodymyr Zelenskiy called a crime against humanity, according to Reuters.