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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - March 6

Sunday, March 06, 2016, 08:38 GMT+7

Have a nice Sunday!

Society

-- Under a project recently approved by Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung, 2,174 suspension bridges will be built from 2016 to 2021 with an investment of US$408.93 million, including $ 385 million in ODA (official development assistance) from Japan.

-- As earlier informed, authorities in Ba Dinh District in Hanoi will carry out a forced demolition on a high-rise located at 8A Le Truc Street close to the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum, whose area and height exceed the allowed levels.

-- Ho Chi Minh City Police Department’s flying squad were deployed in a ceremony on Saturday to improve their patrols and crime fighting efforts in key areas.

-- At a Saturday ceremony held to encourage residents to ward off mosquitoes, representatives of Ho Chi Minh City and 27 provinces in the southern and central regions and the Central Highlands signed their commitment to jointly prevent dengue fever and diseases linked to the mosquito-borne Zika virus.

-- Patients at several hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City have complained that waiting time has doubled as staff have yet to get used to their new check-up management software adopted since early this month.

-- Leaders of Saigon Water Corporation revealed on Saturday that they are devising plans to remove seven out of eight mushroom-shaped water reservoirs in Ho Chi Minh City which have been marooned for over  40 years now.

Business

-- Taiwan-invested Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Corporation based in the central province of Ha Tinh has invited the provincial Buddhist Sangha management to be in charge of the construction of a temple within its premises, according to a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper source. Authorities had suspended the company’s illegal construction of such a temple in Vung Ang Economic Zone in October 2014.

-- The management of Dam Market, a tourist attraction located in Nha Trang City in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, will cut the power supply to dried seafood stalls on Monday (March 7) before dismantling and moving them to a new market.

Lifestyle

-- The 2016 Earth Hour campaign, a global environmental movement launched by the World Wide Fund for Nature to promote energy saving, is poised to take place in several Vietnamese cities on March 19, with its one-hour lights-off event scheduled to begin at 8:30 pm, organizers announced on Saturday.

Education

-- The 2016 International Higher Education Day, to be attended by representatives of embassies, consulates general and 50 universities in many countries, takes place at 8:30 am today, March 6, in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City.

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