Enjoy your breakfast while skimming these news in brief on Tuoi Tre News today, February 17, two days away from Tet (Lunar New Year)
– According to the National Committee for Traffic Safety, 37 traffic accidents occurred nationwide on Monday, or the 28th of the current lunar year’s last month, killing 24 and injuring 31 others. Road accidents accounted for 36, with the other taking place on the railway. Monday saw a drop of two accidents and three dead victims compared to Sunday, or the 27th of the current lunar year’s last month.
– During the days prior to Tet, visitors to many spring flower markets in HCMC get ripped off by up to five times by motorbike parking attendants despite the city’s regulation on fixed parking prices. Scooter parkers are charged VND20,000 ($0.93) for each visit.
– All of the 5,680 Knorr seasoning packs, which were identified as fake, are exchanged for authentic, quality ones on Monday, according to a senior labor union official. The packs had been given to nearly 5,700 workers at Chutex International Co. Ltd., located in the Song Than II Industrial Park in Di An Town, Binh Duong Province, as Tet gifts earlier this month. The company’s trade union had presented each employee with a 900-gram Knorr bag, along with some other items, as Tet gifts, which cost VND812.2 million (US$37,841) in total. Some of the recipients then found signs of counterfeiting in the spice bags, whose labels show Unilever Vietnam Co. Ltd. as the manufacturer.
– The week-long iconic Flower Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City has been open to the public on Monday night, or the 28th of the current lunar year’s last month. The opening was attended by State President Truong Tan Sang and his entourage. This year’s flower street showcases 120,000 tubs of flowers in various kinds and many unique artificial arrangements, including an imposing goat family- the Lunar New Year’s zodiac sign, as well as the metro, a modern transit system the southern Vietnamese metropolis cannot wait to see its completion by 2017.
Đăng ký: VietNam News