Check out what is in the news today, March 15
-- Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi are in dire need of convenient car parking lots with affordable fees, leading to haphazard illegal parking on the streets of local drivers.
-- Standing members of the Ho Chi Minh City People's Council on Tuesday met with electors who are young successful entrepreneurs and exemplary civil servants.
-- A ceremony was held on Tuesday in Son Tra District in the central city of Da Nang in memory of 64 Vietnamese naval soldiers who fell in the March 14, 1988 historical battle on Gac Ma Island (Johnson South Reef) to defend the country’s Truong Sa (Spratly) archipelago against Chinese invaders.
-- The administration of Da Nang City has ordered a tighter inspection on retailing computerized lottery ticket Vietlott, which have attracted large numbers of buyers quickly in recent times, thus accused of stealing the customers of their traditional rivals.
-- Ho Chi Minh City’s households selected to take part in a pilot garbage sorting project, as part of a partnership program between the municipal administration and Japan’s Osaka City, have yet to appreciate the benefits of the act, the city’s environment department said at a Tuesday meeting.
-- The central city of Da Nang has cemented its spot as the easiest Vietnamese locality to do business, topping the country’s Provincial Competitiveness Index list announced on Tuesday for the fourth straight time.
-- Nguyen Van Bien, the deputy general director of state-owned Vietnam National Coal – Mineral Industries Corporation, has confirmed a loss of VND3.69 trillion (US$161 million) sustained by Tan Rai Bauxite mining plant in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, noting the project will yield profits starting this year.
-- At a Tuesday meeting with Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong, Shigenobu Nagamori, founder, chair and CEO of Japan’s Nidec Corp, said his corporation will continue to invest in the city and embark on a project to build a research and development center on innovative products.
-- The organizers of a nationwide beauty pageant told a Tuesday press meeting that they will leave the First runner-up position unoccupied this year after its holder had had her title revoked for having cosmetically fixed teeth, which is the first case in the country’s history.