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-- Market watchdogs in the southern province of Binh Phuoc’s Dong Xoai Commune on Wednesday seized nearly a ton of fruits smuggled from China. The fruits, which were found at Dong Xoai Market, were then destroyed.
-- A four-seater car caught fire on Wednesday at the Terminal T2 parking lot at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi. The driver was killed in the incident.
-- According to the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Natural Resources and Environment, the city is surrounded by many types of pollution, including waste, industrial wastewater and air pollution. The amount of waste in Ho Chi Minh City has reached over 7,000 tons a day.
-- Ho Chi Minh City firefighting police have said the number of fires in apartments has increased recently.
-- The People’s Committee of the south-central province of Ninh Thuan has recently confirmed its policy to support the Hoa Sen – Ca Na steel complex to be built in the locality, if the project meets environmental requirements.
-- Vietnam imports around 60,000 tons of medicine every year, mostly from China.
-- Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Xuan Cuong has requested competent agencies to control the abuse of antibiotics in shrimp farming, as part of the target of making shrimp national brand name.
-- About 1,000 representatives from Vietnam and France are attending a conference on Vietnam-France cooperation in the southern city of Can Tho from September 14 to 16. Speaking at the conference, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam confirmed France is one of the major international partners of Vietnam with more than 60 localities in the two countries joining the cooperation network.
-- The Mons International Love Film Festival is taking place at the National Documentary and Scientific Film Studio of Vietnam in Hanoi from September 14 to 17. The event held by the Wallonie-Bruxelles Delegation and the Vietnamese studio features four movies from Belgium, France and Italy, with Vietnamese subtitles.