Check out the latest news in Vietnam today:
-- Large-scale downpours are forecast in southern Vietnam this weekend before spreading to other regions from next Monday, adding that around two storms or tropical depressions could hit the East Vietnam Sea and affect the country’s northern, central regions from now till October 20, the national weather center said on Friday.
-- Public workers in Vietnam are expected to have seven days off to enjoy the Vietnamese Lunar New Year holiday, or Tet, according to a proposal from the Department of Work Safety under the Ministry of Labor, Invalid and Social Affairs.
-- A new amusement park covering 50,000 square meters and featuring 190 commercial booths was put into service in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 12 on Friday evening, offering entertainment and food services to local inhabitants and those in neighboring areas.
-- Vietnamese State President Vo Van Thuong hosted a reception in Hanoi on Friday for Japanese Crown Prince Akishino and Crown Princess Kiko who are on their official visit to Vietnam from September 20 to 25.
-- Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City administration Phan Van Mai and New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a twinning partnership between the two cities.
-- Several enterprises from South Korea and Japan were granted investment certificates on Friday to develop FDI projects at industrial parks in the northern port city of Hai Phong, with a total pledged capital reaching nearly US$1.4 billion.
-- Vietnam is the fifth-largest buyer of seafood products from Australia, which is seeking to export more types of seafood to this Southeast Asian nation in the upcoming period, a Seafood Industry Australia representative told an event held on Friday in south-central Khanh Hoa Province to promote Australian education and food.
-- Island nations bearing the brunt of climate change this week confronted rich countries at the United Nations General Assembly, saying the failure by developed countries to act with urgency had put the islands' survival at risk, Reuters reported.
-- The United States on Friday unveiled $65 million more in help for Haiti's police and urged the U.N. Security Council to formally back the deployment of a multinational security mission to help the Caribbean country fight crippling gang violence, according to Reuters.