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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 5

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 5

Tuesday, January 05, 2016, 08:30 GMT+7

What you need to know in Vietnam today:

Politics

-- Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung instructed the transport sector to mobilize resources from the society for the development of infrastructure at a meeting yesterday with the Ministry of Transport.

-- Ho Chi Minh City held a meeting on Monday to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the first general election of the National Assembly in 1946.

Society

-- Ten customs officials of Kien Giang Province were indicted yesterday for negligence that caused serious consequences. They were found embezzling VND110 billion (US$4.9 million).

-- The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment sent 170 delegations with 600 officials to go on overseas trips in 2015.

-- The Bac Kan Cement Company said it has lost its radioactive material.

-- Fish farming households on a branch of the Dong Nai River in Bien Hoa City, located in the southern province of Dong Nai, have suffered damage totaling VND1 billion ($44,500) in the past couple of days since their fish died en masse allegedly because of water pollution.

-- Ho Chi Minh City officials said they will cease all road building projects for 15 days from February 1 for people to celebrate the Lunar New Year (Tet) festival.

-- Lenovo computers have been discovered being installed with spyware to get user information in Hai Phong City and Quang Ninh Province in the north.

Business

-- The price of steel has been lowered by VND200,000 ($9) a ton to VND10.3 million ($458) per ton in the Vietnamese market.

-- Petrol prices slightly decreased by 343 to 865 dong a liter on Monday. US$1 equals around VND22,500.

-- Becamex IDC will conduct an IPO in the first quarter of 2016. The total assets of Becamex IDC are worth VND113 trillion ($5 billion).

Education

-- The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi is receiving applications for Fulbright scholarships for master's training programs in the academic year of 2017-18.

Sports

-- Vietnam's martial art Vovinam is included in the training program of Myanmar's sports academy.

-- The Vietnamese national U-23 football team lost 1-2 to Yemen in their friendly game in Qatar to prepare for the 2016 AFC U-23 Championship.

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