What you need to know today in Vietnam:
-- Vietnamese National Assembly (NA) Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue will pay official visits to Bangladesh and Bulgaria from Thursday this week to Tuesday next week at the invitations of Speaker of the Bangladeshi Parliament Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury and President of the National Assembly of Bulgaria Rosen Zhelyazkov, the Vietnam News Agency reported, citing an announcement of the NA's Committee for Foreign Affairs.
-- The administration of District 3 in Ho Chi Minh City has rejected a rumor that the district would merge its wards to set up new ones, such as Hoang Sa, Truong Sa, Ban Co, and Phu Thanh Wards.
-- Nearly half of a 25-kilometer section of the western coastal corridor, also known as Trans-Asia Road, in An Minh District, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam has seriously deteriorated, causing difficulties in travel for local residents.
-- Vietnam’s state appraisal council has approved an appraisal plan for the nearly-39-kilometer-long Van Cao-Hoa Lac urban railway project connecting downtown Hanoi and outlying Thach That District. The project carries a price tag of over VND65.4 trillion (US$2.7 billion).
-- Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha on Monday signed a decision to approve an increase by over VND1.6 trillion ($65.5 million) in the total cost for the Rach Mieu 2 bridge project linking Tien Giang and Ben Tre Provinces in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta and the extension of the project’s completion date to 2026 instead of 2025.
-- Police in Chau Thanh District, An Giang Province, southern Vietnam said on Monday that they had initiated legal proceedings against the owner of an unlicensed kindergarten on charges of “accidentally causing human death due to breach of professional regulations” after a two-year-old boy died at the kindergarten on May 25.
-- A landslide happened near an elementary school in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong in school time on Monday afternoon. The incident caused no casualties.
-- U.S. enterprises should visit Vietnam to see its development and make investments in the country in a win-win manner, Vietnamese Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh said at the Vietnam - U.S. Business Forum in San Francisco on Monday morning (local time).
-- The Vietnamese men's Olympic football team expect a victory against Mongolia in their first match at the 19th Asian Games (ASIAD 19) in China on Tuesday afternoon.