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The Saigon Times Daily

A poster of the World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018, which opens today, September 12, in Hanoi

WEF ASEAN 2018 opens today in Hanoi

World Economic Forum on ASEAN 2018 (WEF ASEAN) opened this morning in Hanoi with the theme “ASEAN Priorities in the Fourth Industrial Revolution,” gathering ASEAN, international and WEF leaders. This year's edition of WEF ASEAN will play a pivotal role in the region, with participation of over 1,000 delegates who are heads in many sectors and world’s leading corporations, local media reported.

Storm No.5, super typhoon Mangkhut barrel into East Sea

A tropical storm is entering the East Sea, with packing winds of up to level 12. Storm No.5, which is also known as Barijat, is strengthening, according to the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting. Simultaneously, super typhoon Mangkhut has accelerated and is expected to strike the northern East Sea within the next four days, with maximum sustained winds of 200 kilometers per hour near the storm eye.

NA to dismiss communications minister next month

The National Assembly will vote on the dismissal of Minister of Information and Communications Truong Minh Tuan next month for his serious violations in a now-cancelled deal in which State-run MobiFone Telecommunications Corporation had acquired a 95% stake in private pay TV firm AVG.

Platform for scientific-technological cooperation debuted

Intellectual platform Novelind, which is expected to connect scientists and enterprises and boost cooperation in science and technology, made its debut on September 11. The launching event was organized by HCMC-based Nguyen Tat Thanh University in coordination with the Ministry of Science and Technology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Vietnam National University and Vietnam National University-HCMC.

Locals warned against using Thao River water for cultivation

The Department of Natural Resources and Environment in the northwestern province of Yen Bai has sent warnings to local residents living along the Thao River, advising them against using water from this river to serve daily activities and cultivation, after a failure of sewage-containing dam GYPS in Lao Cai. The content of acid in the sewage may badly affect the quality of river water, local media reported.

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