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​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – September 28

​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – September 28

Thursday, September 28, 2017, 09:20 GMT+7

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Society

-- Vietnam is poised to put aside at least US$1 billion until 2020 to develop projects that would help its Mekong Delta region adapt to climate change, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc said on Wednesday during a conference in southern Can Tho City on the region’s sustainability.

-- An official from a national environmental protection watchdog in Vietnam reported on Tuesday that he had had nearly VND400 million ($17,000) in cash stolen from his hotel room while he was on an inspection trip to businesses in southern Long An Province.

-- A branch of the Vietnam Commercial Bank for Industry and Trade (VietinBank) in southern Vinh Long Province was robbed by a man wielding a gun-shaped object on Wednesday afternoon, who got away with over VND200 million ($8,500).

-- A 500-meter road in District 1 running parallel to Vo Van Kiet Boulevard in Ho Chi Minh City will be built to help direct traffic in and out of the Saigon River Tunnel and ease congestion in the area.

-- Seventy have died across Vietnam in the first nine months of 2017 from being bitten by dogs infected with rabies, according to the National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology.

-- Vietnamese police on Wednesday made the urgent arrest of Nguyen Viet Dung, a 31-year-old from north-central Nghe An Province, on charges of spreading anti-state propaganda.

Business

-- Vietnam has risen five places from last year to rank 55th out of 137 economies in the latest competitiveness report released by the World Economic Forum (WEF) on Wednesday, putting it among the six economies with the best average growth rates in the past decade.

-- Vietnam’s Authority of Telecommunications on Wednesday released results of quality checks on the stability and speed of 4G mobile Internet services offered by providers MobiFone and Viettel, which both met national standards.

-- An order last year by Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc to close about 2.2 million hectares of natural forest in the Central Highlands has led to a hike in prices of rubber wood in Vietnam.

-- Vietnam is looking to raise the tax on the production of plastic bags from VND40,000 ($2) per kilogram to VND200,000 ($9) per kilogram, an effort to cut down on its use.

-- Hundreds of thousands of fake cosmetic products made in China were confiscated by the market watchdog of southern Dong Nai Province on Wednesday.

Education

-- A team of 13 Vietnamese students from vocational schools across the country have departed for the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to compete in an international vocational contest running between October 8 and 20.

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Experience summer sand-boarding in Mui Ne

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

Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

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