☀️ Morning digest May 22

The following is a list of selected news summaries reported last night by the Vietnam News Agency.

☀️ Morning digest May 22

Hanoi, (VNA) - The following is a list of selected news summaries reported last night by the Vietnam News Agency.

- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh on May 21 issued a directive requesting the improvement of occupational hygiene and safety, given the recent occurrence of consecutive serious accidents.

The directive said these dreadful accidents have resulted in fatalities and injuries, affecting production, socio-economic development and causing psychological instability among workers.Read full story

– Many foreign leaders have sent messages of congratulations to Tran Thanh Man over his election as Chairman of the Vietnamese National Assembly at the 15th legislature's 7th sitting.

National Assembly Chairman Tran Thanh Man (Photo: VNA)

The well-wishers are Chairman of the Lao National Assembly Saysomphone Phomvihane; Chairman of the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC) of China Zhao Leji; President of the Cambodian People's Party (CPP) and President of the Cambodian Senate Samdech Techo Hun Sen; President of the Cambodian National Assembly (NA) Samdech Khuon Sudary; and President of the National Assembly of People's Power of Cuba Esteban Lazo Hernandez.Read full story

– The National Assembly (NA) Standing Committee on May 21 proposed the relief of the post of Minister of Public Security and subsequent promotion to the post of State President be added to the agenda of the 15th NA’s ongoing 7th session.

On behalf of the NA Standing Committee, NA General Secretary Bui Van Cuong presented the proposal.Read full story

- Many distribution systems and foreign enterprises have shown interest in and are sending requests regarding items they want to trade at the Vietnam International Sourcing 2024, which is slated for June 6-8 in Ho Chi Minh City.

According to the Ministry of Industry and Trade (MoIT)’s European-American Market Department, a large number of leading global distributors and retailers have confirmed their participation in the event.Read full story

– As of May 2024, the southern province of Binh Duong has attracted nearly 4,300 projects with a total investment capital of nearly 40.6 billion USD from 65 countries and territories, ranking third in the country after Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

Countries and territories with large investments in the province include Japan, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, China, Denmark, the US, said Director of the provincial Department of Planning and Investment Pham Trong Nhan.Read full story

– Downpours, gales, whirlwinds, and lightning have wreaked havoc on many localities from May 19 - 21, including four deaths.

Workers wade through floodwater at the Giao Long Industrial Park in Chau Thanh district, Ben Tre province, due to heavy rains during May 20 night and early May 21. (Photo: VNA)

As of 5pm on May 21, four were killed by lightning, comprising two in central Thanh Hoa province, one in northern Thai Binh province, and another in the Mekong Delta province of Long An.Read full story

– An art programme will be held at the Hanoi Opera House in August together with social welfare activities in the northern province of Dien Bien in celebration of the Vu Lan festival – a Buddhist tradition and a cultural activity aimed at honouring and showing gratitude to parents and ancestors.

The event organisers - the communication board of the Vietnam Buddhist Sangha (VBS) and Sen Cong Joint Stock Company – announced the plan at a press conference held in Hanoi on May 21.Read full story/.


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