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​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News -- September 13

Wednesday, September 13, 2017, 08:42 GMT+7

Check out what is in the news today, September 13

Society

-- The bodies of three workers who had been killed when a bridge under construction at a hydroelectricity plant in Chiem Hoa District in the northern province of Tuyen Quang collapsed on Sunday were retrieved on Tuesday.

-- One hundred thirty four houses had their roofs blown off during a cyclone that hit Huong Khe District in the north-central province of Ha Tinh on Monday night.

-- The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has proposed the Ministry of Industry and Trade reach a consensus on a plan to install electricity transmission stations as part of the projects meant to produce electricity from waste at waste treatment complexes located in the outlying districts of Cu Chi and Binh Chanh.  

-- A storm brewing in the East Vietnam Sea was expected to pick up strength and pack strong winds near its eye, to be located around 460km from Vietnam’s Hoang Sa (Paracels) Archipelago by Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

-- Police in Trang Bom District in Dong Nai Province, which neighbors Ho Chi Minh City, revealed on Tuesday they were investigating a case in which a local man had allegedly tampered with a lottery ticket series number in a scheme to nab a special prize worth VND1.7 billion ($73,968).    

-- Police in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, disclosed on Tuesday they were looking into the death of a South Korean man while having his hair washed at a barber’s. 

Business

-- Only VND144.09 trillion (US$6.2 billion) has been disbursed for this year’s basic construction capital as of August, accounting for 44 per cent of the plan, while the State Treasury’s deposit at banks within the first eight months of 2017 amounts to approximately VND160 trillion ($6.9).

-- Experts warned at a workshop on Tuesday the two-per cent hike in value-added tax (VAT) will adversely affect enterprises and hurt their business.

-- The Da Nang Hotel Association based in the namesake city will summon its members on Wednesday (September 13) to reaffirm their unwillingness to pay music copyright fees per television set until Vietnam’s copyright watchdog provide a legal basis for the collection. 

Lifestyle

-- A Vietnamese flick titled Co Ba Saigon (The Tailor), which is set in southern Vietnam decades ago, will be screened at the Busan International Film Festival, to run from October 12 to 21 in South Korea.

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