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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – July 25

Tuesday, July 25, 2017, 08:30 GMT+7

Check out the news you should not miss today, July 25:

Society

-- Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc inspected the waste treatment area and production line of the developer of the Formosa steel mill in the north-central province of Ha Tinh on Monday, underlining that the project must be ceased if the company repeats mistakes that led to the mass fish deaths last year.

-- Police in the northern city of Hai Phong on Monday busted a ring that transported drugs across the Vietnam-Laos border, confiscating 28 bricks of heroin, weighing nearly 9.83 kg, and 8kg of methamphetamine.

-- Four Vietnamese fishermen aboard a boat in the East Vietnam Sea were shot and wounded by people on an Indonesian-flagged vessel on Saturday night, the search and rescue committee of the south-central Vietnamese province of Binh Dinh said on Monday

-- With groundless online rumors of widespread kidnapping resulting in false fear among members of the public in several Vietnamese localities, many cases where people were beaten as locals mistook them for kidnappers have been reported in the last few weeks.

-- The Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam has shown support for a proposal by authorities in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa to allow foreign tourists who lose their passports while in the country to apply for a confirmation letter from local police and use the document to fly domestically.

Business

-- A project is underway in the south-central province of Binh Dinh to build what will be Vietnam’s first-ever scientific urban area, featuring such facilities as an astronomy complex, an astronomical observatory and an exhibition center.

-- Work began Monday on the construction of a US$114.4 million ultra-clear float glass plant, the first of its kind in Vietnam, in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau.

Lifestyle

-- The Nguyen Van Binh Book Street, a new cultural and tourism landmark in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City, reported a total revenue of VND19.07 billion ($840,088) in the first half of this year, up 27 percent from the same period last year.

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Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

Sand-boarding, a popular activity amongst local children in the coastal tourism town of Mui Ne in south-central Vietnam, is attracting hundreds of tourists to the Red Sand Dunes

Young maple trees given better protection as Hanoi enters rainy season

The trees are currently growing well, with green leaves and healthy branches.

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

Skink meat is known to be soft, tasty, and highly nutritious.

Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

Nguyen Thi Duyen, a young engineer in Hanoi, developed the app and its related services to help busy people create their own veggie gardens.

Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

Four Chinese were reportedly injured, with one having a broken arm.

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