Check out the latest news in Vietnam today:
-- President of Kazakhstan Kassym-Jomart Tokayev will pay an official visit to Vietnam from Sunday to Tuesday at the invitation of Vietnamese State President Vo Van Thuong, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs announced on Wednesday.
-- Deputy Minister of National Defence Senior Lieutenant General Hoang Xuan Chien on Wednesday received Director of the U.S. Defence Prisoners of War/Missing In Action ((POW/MIA) Accounting Agency Kelly K. Mc Keague, the Vietnam News Agency reported.
-- Work on four expressway projects, namely Beltway No. 3 in Ho Chi Minh City, Khanh Hoa-Buon Ma Thuot, Bien Hoa-Vung Tau, Chau Doc-Can Tho-Soc Trang, is expected to begin concurrently on June 18, according to the Ministry of Transport’s proposal recently sent to the prime minister.
-- Thuduc Housing Development Corporation in Ho Chi Minh City could undergo a leadership shakeup again as its board chairman Nguyen Huy Hoang has tendered his resignation after one year of assuming the post.
-- Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha on Wednesday approved a master plan on the development of Vietnam’s airport system in the 2021-30 period, with a vision toward 2050.
-- A newborn baby was found abandoned in a plastic bag placed near a power pole, with no clothes and her cheeks turning red due to sunburn amid the scorching hot weather on Tuesday afternoon in northern Thai Binh Province, confirmed a local official.
-- Vehicles are banned from entering a Pham Ngoc Thach Street section in downtown Ho Chi Minh City, which starts from Le Duan Boulevard to Nguyen Van Chiem Street, from 0:00 on Friday to 0:00 on Sunday to serve the launching ceremony of the city’s summer volunteer campaign, said the municipal transport authority.
-- Schools across the U.S. East Coast canceled outdoor activities, commercial airline traffic was slowed, and millions of Americans were urged to stay indoors on Wednesday as smoke from Canadian wildfires drifted south, blanketing cities in a thick yellowish haze, Reuters reported.
-- Ukrainians abandoned inundated homes on Wednesday as floods crested across the south after the destruction of a huge hydroelectric dam on front lines between Russian and Ukrainian forces, with their presidents trading blame for the disaster, according to Reuters.