Durian exports may surpass 3 billion USD this year, according to Dang Phuc Nguyen, General Secretary of the Vietnam Vegetable and Fruit Association (Vinafruit).

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Plane crashes in Nepal with 18 dead, pilot sole survivor

A passenger plane crashed on takeoff in Kathmandu on Wednesday, with the pilot rescued from the flaming wreckage but all 18 others aboard killed, police in the Nepali capital told AFP.

Three dead, five missing in Son La flash flood

At least three people have died, and five others remain missing in the northern mountainous province of Son La due to heavy rains over the past two days.

Cat Bi International Airport expansion approved

The Ministry of Transport has approved the expansion and upgrading Cat Bi International Airport in the northern city of Haiphong by 2030.

Hanoi halts entertainment services during state funeral for late party leader

Hanoi will halt all culture, leisure, and entertainment activities during the two-day state funeral for Communist Party of Vietnam General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on July 25-26.