Check out what is in the news today, November 22
-- The People’s Committee in Truong Sa District, administered by the south-central province of Khanh Hoa, has proposed opening a net weaving plant on three islands on Vietnam’s Truong Sa Archipelago, the provincial Department of Industry and Trade disclosed on Tuesday.
-- Tuoi Tre (Youth) reporters nabbed five prizes for their entries in a writing competition themed ‘Vietnam- Global Integration’ at an award ceremony in Hanoi on Tuesday.
-- Prolonged torrential rain in the past few days brought about by this year’s 14th recorded storm in Vietnam have left streets in central provinces seriously inundated and scores of houses unroofed while claiming at least three lives. A new flooding was forecast to hit the region on Wednesday.
-- The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has proposed tightening control over freelance tour guides in observance of a new regulation under the law on tourism which will take effect on January 1, 2018.
-- The People’s Committee in the central province of Quang Ngai confirmed to Tuoi Tre they would take into careful consideration a project proposed by two Japanese enterprises to grow elephant garlic on a pilot basis in Ly Son Island, which is famous for its hallmark quality garlic, amidst local farmers’ concerns.
-- Representatives of national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines revealed on Tuesday they were offering discounts to online bookers in an ‘Online Gold Week’ program, to run until Sunday this week.
-- Two high-quality bus routes carrying passengers from the downtown area in Ho Chi Minh City to its suburbs will be launched on a pilot basis in December, the municipal Department of Transport confirmed at a regular press meeting on Tuesday.
-- Leaders of District 1, Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday took a survey trip of sidewalks in the downtown area in preparation for the launch of cuisine streets in seven wards that will operate at designated times during the day.
-- After five years of preparation, the Vietnam-Korean Institute of Science and Technology (V-KIST) came into operation in Hanoi on Tuesday, and aims at growing into a leading multi-discipline research institution.