Catch up on the news in Vietnam today:
-- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on Wednesday morning (New York time) received Aurélia Nguyen, a Vietnamese French, chief program strategy officer at Gavi, a global Vaccine Alliance, and awarded her Vietnam’s Friendship Medal for her valuable contributions to the country during the COVID-19 pandemic.
-- Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Manet has sent a letter to his Vietnamese counterpart Pham Minh Chinh to express his condolences over the tragic apartment block inferno in Thanh Xuan District, Hanoi. The blaze killed 56 people and injured 37 others on Tuesday last week.
-- Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Phan Van Mai expects the city to become an exemplar of cooperation between Vietnamese localities and Japan, he told a ceremony to celebrate 50 years of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic ties on Wednesday.
-- Police in Da Nang City, central Vietnam on Wednesday afternoon delivered Jinhong Kil, a South Korean, who was put on the International Criminal Police Organization (Interpol)’s red list, to the South Korean police. The man is suspected of robbing a branch of the National Credit Union Federation of Korea in Daejeon on August 18, and was arrested in Vietnam’s coastal central city on September 10.
-- Vietnam exported wood and woodwork worth over US$1.1 billion in August, showing positive signs of recovery, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
-- The Department of Natural Resources and Environment of Dong Nai Province, southern Vietnam has written to four foreign-invested firms asking them to suspend cooperation agreements with 328 livestock farms as these farms have no certificates of completion of environmental protection works.
-- Some 100 representatives from Australian food firms and education facilities are seeking cooperation opportunities in Vietnam as they are engaging in Australian education and cuisine promotion programs in Can Tho City, Ho Chi Minh City and Nha Trang City under Khanh Hoa Province through Friday.
-- Boat service for tourists on the Nho Que River, a popular destination in Ha Giang Province, northern Vietnam, will resume on Thursday, five days after its suspension.