Have a nice Sunday!
-- The government has approved a proposal to scrap procedures related to residence record books and identity cards in residential administration, and replace the documents with personal identification codes.
-- Typhoon Damrey, which ravaged south-central provinces, including Khanh Hoa, home to Nha Trang City, and the southern parts of the Central Highlands on Saturday, killed 20 people and left 17 others missing while destroying over 24,000 homes, preliminary statistics as of late Saturday showed.
-- Forty-six flights and several train journeys were canceled or delayed over Typhoon Damrey’s landfall on Saturday, according to representatives of airlines and the Vietnam Railways, the state-owned operator of the national railway system.
-- A 2016 national environment report released recently has revealed air pollution in cities is aggravating and adversely impacting city dwellers’ health.
-- Animals Asia Foundation has filed a petition to the chair of the People’s Committee in northern Hai Phong City to put an end to its iconic Do Son Festival over animal welfare concerns and safety of participants and spectators at the bloody event.
-- Despite a 26-percent rise in foreign tourist arrivals to Vietnam, hoteliers in Ho Chi Minh City disclosed they could not hike room rates but had to offer lower prices and diverse services instead to draw lodgers considering a wide array of accommodation available.
-- Many banks in Vietnam have come up with different measures to tighten security and reduce risks in Internet banking transactions amidst a recent relapse of frauds despite the inconvenience that may cause to their clients.
-- Japan’s Brain Works Group on Saturday held a press conference to announce a project to make a film that revolves around a fictional love story in the setting of a real incident with the Can Tho Bridge, located in the namesake Mekong Delta city, a decade ago.