Here are the most important news stories about Vietnam to read along with your breakfast today, March 23.
— 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.
— 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.”
— 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.
— 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.
Đăng ký: VietNam News