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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – December 3

Saturday, December 03, 2016, 08:47 GMT+7

Here are the leading news stories about Vietnam you should not miss today, December 3

Politics

-- The Asian Development Bank is one of Vietnam's most important partners in capital, technical assistance and policy advice supports, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said at the 50th anniversary of the establishment of the bank.

Society

-- Some 1.1 million residents in four central Vietnamese cities will benefit from a US$273 million World Bank-backed project aimed to improve access to environmental sanitation services and the effectiveness of sanitation facilities there.

-- A raging blaze engulfed a 1000ha warehouse of recycled plastic in Hanoi for three hours on Friday night. There are no immediate casualty reports.

-- A man was caught red handed when he was making an explosive device inside a hotel room in the north-central province Nghe An on Friday.

-- A tornado swept through the southern province of Soc Trang on Friday, unroofing 126 houses.

-- Two were killed while two others went missing as rain and flood hit central Vietnam on Friday.

Business -- Vietnam's foreign arrivals are expected to top 10 million in 2016, a strong rise from 7.94 million last year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

-- Vietnam and Argentina logged two-way trade value of some $2.42 billion in the year to early November, according to data released at the fifth meeting of the Vietnam-Argentina Inter-Governmental Committee in Hanoi on Friday.

-- South Korean food company CJ CheilJedang received shareholders’ approval on Friday for its proposal to increase its stake in Vietnamese peer Cau Tre to 47.33 percent.

Lifestyle

-- Vietnamese pop singer Noo Phuoc Thinh was granted the Best Asian Artist at the Mnet Asian Music Awards 2016 (MAMA 2016) in Hong Kong on Friday.

-- The 8th annual “Sunflower Festival,” a Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper-backed charity program for children with cancer, took place today, December 3, in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, raising funds for child cancer patients.

Sports

-- Vietnam will play hosts Indonesia in their first-leg semifinal at the 2016 AFF Suzuki Cup at 7:00 pm tonight, December 3.

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