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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News- August 26

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News- August 26

Wednesday, August 26, 2015, 08:31 GMT+7

A quick scan of these news pieces will keep you informed of current affairs in Vietnam


--  Around 10:20 am on Tuesday, an iron bar fell off a construction site of Ha Dong Terminal, which is part of the Chinese-contracted Ha Dong- Cat Linh flyover project in Hanoi. The falling iron bar, which measures over two meters in length, dropped onto and caused damage to a passing four-seat car. The project resumed in mid November last year after reels of steel fell off another of its construction site, killing one and injuring two others.

-- A court in Hoan Kiem District located in Hanoi on Monday sentenced local model Trang Tran to nine months of house arrest for her actions against law enforcement officers. Trang and her friends were in a taxi driving in the wrong direction earlier this year when she was stopped by some policemen and threw contemptuous insults and even an attack on them.

-- Hanoi People’s Committee will start work on a new water plant, to be located in Dan Phuong District, in October this year. The first phase of the plant, to cost VND3.7 trillion (US$162.6 million), is slated for completion in 2018.

-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has proposed that the municipal People’s Committee set up a fund dedicated to the support of victims of tree-related accidents. The annual fund input is estimated at VND1 billion ($43,962).

-- A Tuesday meeting attended by representatives of the Vietnam General Confederation of Labor and National Wage Council and labor users regarding a proposition on raising group minimum salary for 2016 ended fruitlessly. The Vietnam General Confederation of Labor closed the meeting on a sour note as the proposed minimum salary raise is insubstantial compared to skyrocketing living costs.

-- The Binh Thuan Maritime Port Authority said on Tuesday that a search is ongoing for seven missing fishermen after their boat sank on Monday night in the waters some 16 nautical miles of Mui Ne in the province’s Phan Thiet City.


-- A seminar was organized Tuesday in Ba Ria- Vung Tau Province, around 120 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, to better harness the capacity of the province’s Cai Mep-Thi Vai port system and develop its logistic system (phát triển logistics). In 2014, the traffic of container vessels at the port system reached less than 20 percent of the designed capacity.


-- An overhaul worth VND40 billion ($1.76 million) is slated for a piste racetrack as part of the Hanoi-based My Dinh Stadium- Vietnam’s most state-of-the-art sports facility- in October. The racetrack, which has seen serious damage, is not eligible to host local or international athletic events over the past several years.


-- Eight German box-office successful films will be screened in four major Vietnamese cities, Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Hue City and Da Nang City in the central region, from September 6 to 20, according to the Goethe-Institut.

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