Here are the most important news stories about Vietnam to read along with your breakfast today, March 2.
— Additional funding of US$100 million has been provided to an ongoing World Bank-funded project to improve living standards in six mountainous Vietnamese provinces.
— French national Nguyen Nicolas, 31, is being temporarily detained in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan after he was caught withdrawing money from an ATM with a fake card on Saturday night, police officers said Sunday.
— An overseas Vietnamese couple has reported to police in the southern province of Tien Giang that they had a $3,000 Rolex watch and $6,000 in cash stolen during their stay at a hotel in the provincial capital city of My Tho.
— One person was killed and another injured in an accident that happened in the southern province of Dong Nai on Sunday when a group of motorcyclists, reportedly on their journey from the southern province of An Giang to the Central Highlands, tried to overtake a motorcade clearing the road for a female cycling competition.
— More SMS phishing scams are targeting Vietnamese victims even though network operators have claimed to enact strict measures to protect their subscribers.
— Cooking gas prices went up by VND5,000 per 12-kg cylinder, selling at VND304,500-313,000 a cylinder starting Sunday because of rising global prices, according to suppliers.
— Ho Chi Minh City residents will have the chance to examine and give comments on the train cabin and passenger carriage model of the city’s first subway, which will be displayed in District 9 from March 15 to April 15, according to the project’s investor.
— Vietnam claimed two prizes at the student-level Shell Eco-marathon Asia 2015, which concluded Sunday in the Philippines. The international contest required participants to build special vehicles to achieve the highest possible fuel efficiency.
— The two-day Vietnam Art Kite Festival 2015 wrapped up Sunday in the coastal city of Vung Tau after treating tourists and local residents to performances by some 190 kite artists from 15 clubs across the country.
— Vietnamese football fans are likely to be unable to watch the national under-23 team’s performance in the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship qualifying round in Malaysia from March 27 to 31 on national channel VTV as the telecast right of the event could be exclusively acquired by paid TV station K+1.
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