Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:
-- The 15th National Assembly’s sixth plenary session will concentrate on lawmaking and supervision work during its fourth working week, starting Monday.
-- There were 9,826 traffic accidents resulting in 5,496 fatalities and 6,973 injuries in January-October, Nguyen Van Thang, Minister of Transport and standing vice-chairman of the National Traffic Safety Committee, said on Sunday night during a memorial service for traffic accident victims.
-- Ho Chi Minh City is providing free lung examination and screening for 50,000 residents at 15 hospitals and medical facilities in the city through January 15, 2024.
-- The Ministry of Construction recently forwarded a document to the People’s Committee of Dong Nai Province in southern Vietnam providing feedback on the development of a city at the Long Thanh International Airport gateway, envisioning a population scale of 500,000 people by 2045.
-- The largest mushroom factory in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, spanning over three hectares in Da Nhim Commune, Lac Duong District, was engulfed in flames on Sunday.
-- Numerous families and young people in Hanoi are favoring 24/7 coffee shops over traditional cafés and indoor playgrounds to relish the delightful weather and change their workspaces.
-- Many illegal online gambling organizers have devised gambling games that exploit users’ transactions through e-wallets and banking applications, facilitating the easy player attraction in Vietnam.
-- Vietnam’s import of phones and components totaled US$7.1 billion in January-October, marking a significant decline to only one-third of the import value recorded during the same period in 2022, according to the General Department of Vietnam Customs.