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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – July 10

Monday, July 10, 2017, 08:30 GMT+7

Good morning from Vietnam!

Politics

-- Following his trip to Germany from July 5 to 8, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc was scheduled to pay an official visit to the Netherlands from July 9 to 11 in order to seek more investment from local businesses.

Society

-- Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang on Sunday attended a ceremony to mark the 110th anniversary of the establishment of Lao Cai Province (July 12, 1907), located in northern Vietnam.

-- Police in Phu Quoc, a tourist island off the southern province of Kien Giang, are investigating a case in which 15 men from two gangs engaged in a violent confrontation on Saturday night.

-- Eight people have been killed, injured or missing after a heavy rain, flood, and subsidence occurred in the mountainous provinces in northern Vietnam since Thursday last week, according to the Central Steering Committee for Natural Disaster Prevention and Control.

-- The Ministry of Transport has submitted the Chau Doc Bridge project connecting Tan Chau Town and Chau Doc City in the southern province of An Giang, to be built at an estimated cost of VND938 billion (US$41.2 million), to the central government for approval.

-- A couple on a motorcycle was killed after their vehicle was hit by a truck, as they were traveling in the wrong direction on Pham Van Dong Street in Thu Duc District, Ho Chi Minh City on Saturday night.

-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has dealt with some 97 violations from Uber and Grab since the beginning of this year, issuing fines totaling VND348 million ($15,296).

-- Two construction workers were killed after a wall collapsed onto them as they were demolishing a house in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday morning.

Business

-- The Ministry of Industry and Trade has approved a proposal for the Binh Son Refining and Petrochemical Company to expand the Dung Quat Refinery, located in the central province of Quang Ngai, with the capital investment of over $1.8 billion.

-- Many real estate brokers in Ho Chi Minh City have been found using many tricks to scam their clients.

Lifestyle

-- About 1,000 people participated in a blood donation event organized in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on Sunday.

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