Check out what is in the news today, December 7
-- Representatives of Vietnam Embassy to Indonesia on Tuesday welcomed back 37 Vietnamese fishermen at the Soekarno-Hatta International Airport in the capital of Jakarta. Those fishermen are among the 57 Vietnamese crewmen detained by the Indonesian government for the past few months on accusations of illegally fishing in the country’s waters.
-- Vietnam has suffered damages worth more than US$670 million due to the adverse impact of climate change as of September 2016, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development reported at a Tuesday seminar attended by over 40 foreign sponsors.
-- Police in the central province of Thua Thien- Hue confirmed on Tuesday that they are hunting down a suspect who had run away with hundreds of million dong (VND1 million = $44) from a bank in Hue City after intimidating staff and clients with an airsoft gun.
-- At a Tuesday dialogue seminar which has for the first time been attended by leaders of hydropower plants, waterway experts and local authorities in the central region and Central Highlands, farmers showed evidence of the irrevocable damage to their livelihood caused by the plants.
-- A Vietnamese lawyer of an Australian national has confirmed that his client had retrieved VND683.15 million ($30,058) from a restaurant in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City. The Aussie was charged the sum for a dinner at the restaurant via payment card without his acknowledge in October.
-- The administration of the south-central province of Binh Thuan has revealed that a company had sought permission for a project to build an agricultural metropolis adopting technology from Israel in Bac Binh District.
-- The management of the Saigon Hi- Tech Park in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday handed away an investment permit on a $20 million project to build an Eastern Saigon trade and services center to a local construction company.
-- Vietnamese airlines have conducted more than 228,000 flights in the Jan-Nov period of 2016, with a rise of 37,000 flights against the same period last year, according to a report by the Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam. Up to 36,844 flights were delayed and 1,605 were cancelled, which are also higher than last year’s.