What you need to know in Vietnam today:
-- 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.
-- 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.
-- 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).
-- The U.S. Embassy in Hanoi is receiving applications for Fulbright scholarships for master's training programs in the academic year of 2017-18.
-- 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.