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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – February 17

TUOI TRE NEWS

Updated : 02/17/2017 08:45 GMT + 7

Good morning from Tuoi Tre News!

Society

-- Inspection reports by ten public clinics in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City found that just over 29 percent of 2,222 facilities selling street food in the downtown district met food hygiene and safety standards, an improvement from 10.8 percent in 2015.

-- A Vietnamese fishing vessel was consumed by fire late Wednesday while anchored at Sa Ky Port in the central province of Quang Ngai, leaking 5,000 liters of oil into nearby waters.

-- General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong has requested investigation into the personal assets of Ho Thi Kim Thoa, Deputy Minister of Industry and Trade, after she was scrutinized by local media to be in possession of no less than VND100 billion (US$4.46 million).

-- Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Transport has said it would not be installing new anti-motorbike barriers on its sidewalks in the time ahead until further reports are available on the safety and effectiveness of such measures in preventing motorcyclists from roaming on the city’s pavements.

Lifestyle

-- 3,900 youths between 18 and 27 years of age in Ho Chi Minh City were sent off on compulsory two-year military service on Thursday after a grand ceremony to honor their service.

-- Highly trained and intellectual Vietnamese labor is being shipped to more developed neighbor economies of Singapore and Malaysia as Vietnam embarks upon a challenging journey to catch up with other Southeast Asian members in the newly formed single-market ASEAN Economic Community.

Business

-- Four wind power plants worth about $2 billion in total investment are slated to be built over the next years in central Vietnam and the Central Highlands region, according Bui Van Thinh, CEO of Thuan Binh Company, the developer of the projects.

-- Da Nang City’s administration has rejected a proposal to pilot GrabCar taxi-hailing service in the central Vietnamese city, which it said would disrupt its planning for the growth of local taxi service and cause traffic congestion.

-- Cars imported from India at the average original price of VND84 million ($3,750) each are being sold in Vietnam for up to VND400 million ($17,860) due to heavy import taxes of 70 percent imposed upon the product.

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