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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – October 2

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – October 2

Sunday, October 02, 2016, 08:30 GMT+7

Check out what is in the news today, October 2:

Society

-- Customs officers at Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi have seized more than 300 kilograms of elephant tusks shipped from Lagos Airport in Nigeria on Thursday.

-- The administration of Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City, on Saturday launched its online level-3 public service, allowing citizens to complete 20 administrative procedures in construction, corporate establishment, and labor and salary management swiftly on their Internet-connected device. Binh Tan is one of the city’s first districts to debut the service.

-- State-owned Vietnam Railways Corporation on Saturday began to sell train tickets for the forthcoming Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which will kick off in late January 2017, on its website and directly.

-- A tropical depression formed in waters off central Vietnamese provinces is expected to cause rough seas and bring downpours to different areas across the southern region, including Ho Chi Minh City, the National Center for Hydro-Meteorological Forecasting announced on Saturday.

-- Doctors at the Ho Chi Minh City University Medical Center have removed a 2.6-kilogram tumor from the three-liter pleural cavity of a 39-year-old female patient. 

Business

-- Over recent times, a large amount of Vietnamese rice, which is mostly grown in the Mekong Delta, known as the country’s granary, has been sold on the local market in the packaging of Thai producers as a ploy to raise prices and draw attention from food safety-conscious consumers.  

-- Tran Duy Dong, deputy chief of the Agency for Economic Management under the Ministry of Planning and Investment, revealed at a recent seminar that the government will earmark more than US$4.55 million in non-refundable aid from the Global Environment Fund and the Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs to facilitate the construction of environment-friendly industrial parks in Vietnam.

-- Prices of dried cashew nuts in the southeastern region have skyrocketed to a record high compared to previous years over soaring demand for the upcoming Christmas and Tet.

-- A seafood processor and exporter in Thoi Binh District in the Mekong Delta province of Ca Mau has been fined more than VND552 million ($24,420) for its multiple violations, including injecting impurities into raw shrimp, according to the deputy chair of the provincial People’s Committee.

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