Have a nice Sunday!
-- The administration of central Da Nang City plans to spend VND500 million (US$21,998) on repairs to a cultural and sports center edifice, located in Hoa Vang District, which was put into operation in April 2016 at a cost of VND4.8 billion ($211,183), delegates were told at a recent meeting.
-- The fatality rate among prematurely delivered neonates and women with cervical cancer has been on the rise in developing countries in recent times, delegates reported at a seminar on Saturday.
-- Representatives of Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper and a local company on Friday handed out 500 relief portions to residents in Le Thuy District in Quang Binh Province, one of the central localities devastatingly affected by a recent flooding.
-- Police in Dong Nai Province, neighboring Ho Chi Minh City, said they are investigating a murder case in which a 41-year-old foreman at a South Korean-invested sneaker molding company in Vinh Cuu District was stabbed in the neck and ears by a 29-year-old worker of the same company on Saturday afternoon. The victim died shortly afterwards.
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Saturday directed that competent ministries make official announcements on the quality of fish sauce to allay public concerns and fish sauce associations’ outrage. Minister of Public Security To Lam has also affirmed that they are investigating possible wrongdoings regarding a recent survey that allegedly serves to help a manufacturer secure market advantages by publishing misleading findings about the condiment’s arsenic content.
-- The Vietnam Food Administration under the Ministry of Health on Saturday announced that the arsenic content of the 247 samples of traditional and industrial fish sauce taken from producers in Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and the south-central provinces of Binh Thuan, Ninh Thuan and Khanh Hoa, the condiment’s hub, is within the ministry’s permitted range.
-- A 47-year-old man and his 8-year-old daughter died in a fire that broke out early Saturday at their home in Cam Le District in the central city of Da Nang. His wife is in intensive care for critical injuries while their elder daughter has survived with less serious burns.
-- A three-day fruit festival will close on Sunday in Cao Lanh City, the heart of Dong Thap Province in the Mekong Delta.
-- A music show, organized by Tuoi Tre in collaboration with the Ho Chi Minh City Performing Arts and Cinema Center and the Ho Chi Minh City Television Station on Saturday night in the downtown area, raised VND14.7 billion ($646,748) in donations for residents in four flood-stricken provinces in central Vietnam.