What you need to know today in Vietnam:
-- Vietnamese State President Vo Van Thuong and his spouse left the U.S. on late Friday night (U.S. time), successfully wrapping up his four-day trip to the North American country to attend the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Leaders’ Week 2023.
-- Construction of the Chon Thanh – Duc Hoa section of Ho Chi Minh Road passing through Binh Phuoc, Binh Duong, Tay Ninh, and Long An Provinces in southern Vietnam was resumed on Saturday and was expected to be completed in November 2025. The road section project costs nearly VND2.3 trillion (US$94.8 million).
-- At least 120 students in Nha Trang City, Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam have been unable to go to school over the past few days as floodwaters swept away part of a wooden bridge on the way to their school on Wednesday night.
-- A 51-year-old woman became entangled in a power line and fell to death while riding a motorbike on a street in Quang Ngai City of the namesake province in the central region on Friday, a local official said on Saturday afternoon.
-- Vietnamese animation studio Sconnect on Saturday sought help from local government agencies as Entertainment One UK Limited, the producer of animated series Peppa Pig, submitted a copyright strike against the 3D version of its cartoon featuring a character named Wolfoo while the two are involved in a legal battle for the intellectual property rights over the 2D version of the cartoon.
-- Vietnam should learn from the experiences of Australian enterprises which have successfully applied green logistics principles to supply chain management, heard a forum on green logistics held in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday.
-- Da Nang City in central Vietnam ranks second among the 11 best places to visit in Asia in 2024, according to U.S. travel magazine Condé Nast Traveller.
-- Nghinh Phong Tower Square in Phu Yen Province, south-central Vietnam has been given the 2023 Asian Townscape Award. It is the only representative in Southeast Asia to win the award.
-- Nearly 2,000 triathletes from 47 countries and territories attended the triathlon race Ironman 70.3, which lasts until Sunday, on Phu Quoc Island off southern Kien Giang Province, contributing to promoting the island city’s tourism.