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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 23

Tuesday, May 23, 2017, 08:30 GMT+7

Check out the news you should not miss today, May 23:

Society

-- The Japanese Coast Guard announced on Monday that its patrol vessel Echigo is scheduled to arrive in central Vietnam's Da Nang port on June 13 to take part in joint anti-piracy drills.

-- Phi Thai Binh, former Hanoi deputy chairman and ex-deputy chairman of Vinaconex, the developer of the notorious Song Da Water Project, and six others have been put under criminal investigation for “violating regulations on construction.” The project, supplying clean water to several urban areas in Hanoi, suffered 14 pipeline breaks in three years under Binh's chairmanship.

-- A British national was found dead hanging aboard an unregistered tourist boat on Lan Ha Bay off the northern city of Hai Phong on Sunday night, a local official confirmed on Monday.

-- The Son Tra Peninsula in the central city of Da Nang is now home to more than 1,300 red-shanked douc langurs, scientists said at a conference on Monday.

-- All electricity wire systems in downtown Ho Chi Minh City are expected to be buried underground by 2020, the municipal utility corporation has said.

-- Ho Chi Minh City’s health department and its tourism counterpart have plans to launch a program to introduce the southern Vietnamese city as a destination for health tourism, providing visitors with such services as dental and traditional medicine care.

-- Scar of Life, a charity backed by the Vietnam Heartbeat Fund, is slated to hold a concert in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday to raise funds to offer 1,500 free operations to child patients with heart diseases.

Business

-- With Vietnam likely to miss its GDP growth target of 6.7 percent in 2017, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc convened an urgent meeting with leaders of ministries and sectors in Hanoi on Monday, urging them to make greater efforts in order to achieve the goal.

-- The developer of the Thao Dien Sapphire residential area in District 2, Ho Chi Minh City has been fined VND2 billion (US$88,106) for building components not included in the project’s permit.

-- Low-cost carrier Vietjet is selling millions of promotional tickets priced from only zero dong during the golden hours 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm from Tuesday to Thursday.

Sports

-- Vietnam were off to a good start in their FIFA U-20 World Cup debut with a goalless draw against New Zealand in the Group E opener on Monday.

-- Vietnam's Cao Vo Ngoc Long on Monday secured a men's high jump gold medal at the ongoing 2017 Asian Youth Athletics Championships in Bangkok.

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