Happy International Women’s Day!
-- All female passengers on bus routes No. 3 and 24 will travel for free today, the International Women’s Day, with the first 100 women to get roses.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has approved a proposal from a local telecom company to provide free Wi-Fi at worker-packed areas citywide.
-- Sanitary workers scoop up a daily average of two metric tons of garbage from waters in the periphery of the UNESCO-recognized Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh, an official reported at a Tuesday press meeting.
-- Speaking at a Tuesday meeting addressing sand dredging activity which has been rampant in several localities, Deputy Prime Minister Truong Hoa Binh ordered competent agencies to step up efforts in fighting against illegal sand exploiters.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has tasked the municipal Department of Science and Technology with investigating the tremors that have been recorded at an elementary school in District 1 since mid-February, and study the installation of tremor gauging stations throughout the city.
-- A court in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang on Tuesday handed down a 25-year jail term to a 53-year-old deputy chief of the international Phnom Den Border Guard Office in Cambodia, for killing a Vietnamese man and injuring another with his gun following a row in July 2016 and illegal keeping and use of military weapons.
-- Inspectorate from the Hanoi Department of Health on Tuesday worked with representatives of a clinic in Thanh Tri District, where a 29-year-old pregnant woman received gynecological treatment on Sunday last week, with the patient being brain-dead now after being transferred to a large hospital in a deep coma. A Chinese doctor at the clinic was nowhere to be seen during the Tuesday working session with the health inspectors.
-- More than 20 tour operators attended a meeting on Tuesday to discuss the operations of a Chinese tourist reception club in a bid to better cope with the influx of Chinese visitors to the south-central province of Khanh Hoa in recent years, Lam Anh Duy Cuong, chair of the provincial Nha Trang Tourism Association, has said. -- The Ho Chi Minh City Tax Department collected more than VND35 billion (US$ 1.5 million) in personal income tax arrears in 2016, with one third of the amount coming from 12 local artists, its deputy head told Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Tuesday.
-- Two consulting contractors from Japan and Germany have registered for a draft planning of Vietnam’s steel production system to the year 2025 with a vision to 2035, initiated by the Ministry of Industry and Trade, a ministry representative confirmed with Tuoi Tre on Tuesday.