Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 23

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Here are the most important news stories about Vietnam to read along with your breakfast today, March 23.


Society


— Hanoi’s chairman Nguyen The Thao on Sunday asked the director and deputy director of the municipal Department of Construction to prepare self-criticism reports on their responsibility for a controversial plan to chop down 6,700 trees across the city in three years, which met with public objections last week. The implementation of the plan has been suspended.


— Hanoi cut off electricity for an hour starting 8:30 pm on Sunday in early observance of the Earth Hour, a lights-off event held annually on the last Saturday of March across the globe to raise awareness off climate change.


— Two senior university female students have been reported missing in Ho Chi Minh City for a week since mid-March.


— Many motorbike drivers were injured after the tin fence surrounding a construction site in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 2 suddenly fell on their heads on Sunday morning.


Business


— A group of traders who had defaulted on 2.6 metric tons of dragon fruit from a farmer in the south-central province of Binh Thuan had their truck seized by local police when they were about to leave the province on Sunday.


— Vietnamese realty developer giant Vingroup has officially entered the agriculture sector with a new brand called Vineco.


— An Airbus A321, the 9,000th aircraft delivered to Vietnam by the French planemaker, landed at Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.


— The administration of the south-central province of Khanh Hoa has plans to turn its Da Bac seaport into an “international fish market.”


Lifestyle


— More than 1,000 volunteers and hundreds of students actively participated in the Green Hour – Music for the Earth 2015 in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7 on Sunday. The event was held as part of a series of activities dedicated to the Earth Hour 2015, which will be held on March 28.


— The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Information and Communications is slated to start a pilot program to open a “street of books” in the downtown area by the end of this month.


— The 2015 Francophone Film Festival kicks off today, March 23, in Ho Chi Minh City and will reach Hanoi on Tuesday, and the central city of Vinh on March 31.


Sports


— Vietnam lost 1-3 to Thailand in an exhibition game for under-23 players in Bangkok on Sunday. Vietnam will compete in the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualification in Malaysia later this month.


— Vietnamese grandmaster Le Quang Liem on Sunday won the HDBank 2015 international chess championship with 7.5 points after nine games.


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