Check out what is in the news today, November 16
-- Faith must be fostered to resolve conflicts over the East Vietnam Sea, a group of young researchers urged at an international conference, which wrapped up on Tuesday in Nha Trang City in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa.
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has approved a proposal from the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids and Social Affairs regarding a seven-day Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, from January 26 to February 1, 2017.
-- A seven-floor parking space, covering a total area of 21,351 m3, was put into use on Tuesday at the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City.
-- Tran Vinh Tuyen, deputy chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City administration, assured at a working session on Tuesday that its “one-door” paperwork mechanism will help speed up businesses’ completion of administrative procedures.
-- Police in Dong Anh District, Hanoi on Tuesday began legal proceedings against two men, with one remaining on the loose, for robbing a taxi driver at knifepoint on Saturday last week.
-- Tran Tan Quy, deputy director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Agriculture and Rural Development, admitted at a seminar on Tuesday that local crocodile farmers and traders remain overly dependent on the Chinese market, while the Vietnamese leather making and deep processing sectors are still inadequate.
-- Vietnam needs an investment of up to US$40 billion to generate sufficient electricity for local demand in the southern region over the next five years, experts said at a Tuesday seminar, expressing concerns over possible power deficiency.
-- Vietnamese enterprises still encounter immense difficulty exporting their fruits to foreign high-segment markets, which have imposed stringent standards and charge exorbitant shipping fees despite their earlier announcement of opening their market for the Vietnamese produce.
-- Vietnam ranks 6th among countries sending students to the U.S., according to the Open Doors 2016 report, announced on Tuesday by the Institute of International Education in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The number of Vietnamese students enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities rose 14.3 percent from last year to more than 21,400.