-- The Vietnamese army has just has gifted it Cambodian counterpart a headquarters building and an access road in Stung Streng, 300 km north of Phnom Penh. General Pol Saroun, Commander-in-Chief of the Royal Cambodian Armed Forcesthe, said at a recent inaugural ceremony that the present is a symbol of the friendship and traditional solidarity between the two armies and peoples.
-- Vietnam and Costa Rica held Wednesday the first political consultation between their foreign ministries in Hanoi.
-- Nguyen Huu Co, who served as Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister in the 1960s under the Saigon regime, died at home on Tuesday at the age of 87.
-- Vietnam is considering paying VND36 million (US$1,728.44) as basic monthly salary to chairpeople of state-owned single-member limited companies.
-- Vietnam Airlines, a national flagship carrier, canceled Wednesday 8 flights to and from Phu Quoc Island as a result of flooding at the local airport.
-- The Vietnamese government has allowed the central bank to provide at zero interest rates over VND20 trillion ($960 million) lending to the agricultural and processing for export sectors, Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung said Wednesday at a conference in Hanoi.
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