Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:
-- “Thank you for the warm welcome, Vietnam. I know this will be a historic visit,” U.S. President Joe Biden wrote on his verified Facebook and X accounts on Sunday night (Vietnam time), the first day of his two-day state visit to the Southeast Asian country.
-- The one-hour rainfall during Sunday evening led to significant flooding on numerous roads in Da Nang City, central Vietnam.
-- A tree floating along the Tham Luong-Ben Cat-Nuoc Len canal in Ho Chi Minh City pulled down a bridge in Binh Tan District on Saturday evening.
-- Two twin infants in Vinh Phuc Province, northern Vietnam displayed unusual symptoms, with their skin turning purple, before one of them passed away while the other remains in critical condition following hepatitis B vaccinations, a leader of the Vinh Phuc Obstetric and Pediatric Hospital said on Sunday.
-- The 17th Ho Chi Minh City International Travel Expo (ITE HCMC 2023) welcomed over 25,000 visitors and facilitated about 9,000 business-to-business (B2B) trade appointments between buyers and exhibitors during its three-day span through Saturday.
-- The opening ceremony of the 37th World Flower Council Summit, which is expected to welcome 200 delegates, including renowned designers, experts, floral artists, and scientists from over 20 countries in attendance, took place at Da Lat University in Da Lat City, Lam Dong Province, located in Vietnam’s Central Highlands, on Sunday.
-- Authorities in Binh Chanh District, Ho Chi Minh City have launched a beautification initiative along Nguyen Van Linh Boulevard, involving cleaning up the areas on either side of the route and planting lotus flowers in the median strip to establish a picturesque landscape for people to visit and take photos of.
-- Vietnamese billiards player Bao Phuong Vinh won the 75th 3-Cushion Individual World Championship held in Ankara, Turkey on Sunday.
-- Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s departure from India was delayed after the aircraft he and the rest of the Canadian delegation were using experienced “technical issues,” Reuters quoted his office as saying on Sunday.