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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News--March 29

Wednesday, March 29, 2017, 08:49 GMT+7

Check out what is in the news today, March 29

Society

-- Staff of the Dak Lak Elephant Conservation Center in the namesake Central Highlands province on Tuesday threw a party to mark the day when a young bull elephant, which is being cared for at the center, was rescued from a poachers’ trap one year ago.

-- Ho Chi Minh City’s transport department has tasked the management unit of the city’s environmental sanitation project with asking a Chinese contractor to make repairs to eight faulty sewers installed along the Nhieu Loc- Thi Nghe Canal, one of the city’s new icons, by the upcoming rainy season.   

-- Many users have complained they failed to access the website of Ho Chi Minh City’s International Tan Son Nhat Airport during one hour on Tuesday afternoon as the platform was apparently compromised.

-- The Vietnam Maritime Rescue Coordination Center and competent units are jointly conducting a painstaking search for nine missing crewmen whose boat had sunk 43 nautical miles off Vung Tau Cape in the southern region on Monday, after its captain and another crew member had been brought to safety.

-- Tu Nam Thanh, deputy director of Dong Nai Province’s Department of Transport, told a meeting on Tuesday that the province, neighboring Ho Chi Minh City, had ceased all sand mining projects on its rivers.

-- Several scientists proposed at a Tuesday meeting that a project to build Dai Duong paper mill in the Mekong Delta province of Tien Giang be scrapped over grave pollution concerns.

-- Police in Tam Ky City in the central province of Quang Nam are investigating a case in which a 12-year-old boy and his preschool brother had died after falling into a construction pool near their home on Monday evening.

Business

-- Many enterprises have invested millions of U.S. dollars into developing raw material zones and building plants with state-of-the-art technology to boost Vietnamese produce exports to Japan.

-- Chang Bok Sang, South Korea’s CJ Group Vietnam CEO, revealed on Tuesday the group wishes to expand their business in the Southeast Asian country and take over more local enterprises in 2017, having purchased shares of such popular domestic food processors as Cau Tre and Vissan.

-- The Dong Nai Animal Husbandry Association and major Vietnamese animal farming businesses have petitioned to Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc and competent ministries to launch an anti-dumping investigation on frozen chicken imported from the U.S.

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