Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:
-- Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Van Nen host a reception on Friday for president of the Belgian Senate Stéphanie D'Hose, during which they highlighted the potential of the further cooperation between the Vietnamese metropolis and the European country.
-- The site clearance work for the second metro line project in Ho Chi Minh City is being conducted at a snail’s pace, resulting in an increase by VND68 billion (US$2.8 million) in costs per year, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Management Authority for Urban Railways, the investor of the project.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has given its nod to the further operation of a ferry route connecting Ho Chi Minh City’s Can Gio District and Vung Tau City in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau between 4:00 am and 10:00 pm every day after a six-month pilot period.
-- Police in District 12, Ho Chi Minh City on Friday arrested a 35-year-old woman for tying an eight-year-old boy to a power pole and beating him with a broom. She declared that she had beaten the boy, who is her neighbor, about 10 times.
-- The Hanoi People’s Court on Friday sentenced two babysitters of an unregistered daycare facility to 20 years and life in jail for assaulting a 17-month-old boy to death early this year.
-- Among the 21 planned bus routes in Ho Chi Minh City, 18 routes will provide connectivity for passengers to metro line No. 1 stations, according to the municipal Department of Transport.
-- Ton That Thanh, former director of the Center for Disease Control of Da Nang City in central Vietnam, on Friday got a 11-year jail term for selling COVID-19 testing supplies meant to serve the public to Ho Chi Minh City-based Viet A Technology Corporation, which was involved in a COVID-19 test kit scam.
-- The administration in Dong Nai Province in southern Vietnam has handed over the entire cleared site measuring over 2,500 hectares for the first phase of the Long Thanh International Airport project.
-- Nineteen paintings of Emperor Ham Nghi, the eighth of the 13 kings of the Nguyen Dynasty—Vietnam’s last monarchy, will be auctioned in France on September 22, a source close to the family of the king said on Friday.
-- “Spanish soccer boss Luis Rubiales on Friday refused to resign for grabbing star player Jenni Hermoso's head and kissing her on the lips after Spain's Women's World Cup victory, leading the national team to mutiny and the government to denounce his "macho actions",” Reuters reported.
-- “Wildfires in Canada's Northwest Territories on Friday forced the evacuation of the entire town of Hay River, a community of about 4,000 people on the Great Slave Lake,” according to Reuters.