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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – February 19

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 08:30 GMT+7

Have a nice Sunday!

Society

-- A rescue ship from the Vung Tau Maritime Rescue Coordination Center on Saturday brought eight fishermen to safety after their boat sank off Vung Tau City, approximately 120 kilometers from Ho Chi Minh City, on Thursday morning. 

-- Over the past 10 years, Vietnam has successfully conducted 66 liver transplant surgeries, including 34 cases with living donors, doctors reported at a seminar on Saturday.

-- Prosecutors proposed at a Saturday court hearing that the death penalty be given to a former official at a subsidiary of Vietnam’s state-owned shipbuilding giant Vinashin, who had been discovered misappropriating over US$18 million.

-- Police in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long on Saturday arrested a young man for raping and strangling a 10-year-old girl to death in an orchard in Tra On District the previous afternoon. 

Business

-- Work on once-promising resort projects along Ke Ga Beach in Ham Thuan Nam District, located in the south-central province of Binh Thuan, remains unfinished for almost a decade following the launch of a project to build a seaport there.

-- The management of the Saigon Hi-Tech Park in Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday presented an investment certificate to a project to build an aviation technology center initiated by Vietnamese budget carrier VietJet Air as part of its program to establish an aviation academy.

-- During a Saturday meeting with foreign direct investment enterprises, leaders of the north-central Vietnamese province of Nghe An pledged to further improve the investment environment to facilitate businesses.

Lifestyle

-- The administration of central Quang Ngai Province plans to spend VND925 billion ($40.2 million) completing a dossier on its Binh Chau-Ly Son Geological Park, to be submitted to the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), for its recognition as one of the geoparks in the world.

-- Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Saturday handed out prizes to eight readers for their meaningful, catchy Tet (Lunar New Year) wishes.

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