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-- General Secretary Nguyen Phu Trong on Wednesday received Russian Chairman of the Federation Council Valentina Ivanovna Matviyenko in Hanoi, highlighting that her visit plays an important role in developing the friendly relations, tradition and comprehensive strategic partnership between the two countries.
-- The People’s Committee of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday put an automatic public toilet cabin system under the ASEAN Public Toilet Standard into operation. The 2.2-square-meter cabin at 116 Nguyen Du Street features a solar panel on its top and costs around VND250 million (US$10,951).
-- Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has urged the Ministry of Transport to submit a proposal on the project to expand Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat airport to the prime minister for approval within next week.
-- Police’s initial investigation shows that explosives blew up a sleeper bus traveling in the northern province of Bac Ninh late Tuesday. The accident killed 2 and injured 14.
-- The Vietnamese Ministry of Finance wants to tax foreign websites such as Agoda.com, Booking.com, Hotels.com, and others.
-- Vietnam will start offering doctorate courses on Buddhism studies for the first time, with the launch of Tran Nhan Tong Academy in Hanoi on Wednesday. The academy operates as a research center and higher education institution under the Vietnam National University – Hanoi.
-- Ho Chi Minh City’s wholesale markets which open from night to morning should be made tourist attractions, Tran Vinh Tuyen, deputy chairman of the municipal People's Committee, proposed at a recent meeting with the management board of the city’s three major wholesale markets Binh Dien, Hoc Mon and Thu Duc.