Here are the news stories you should not miss today, January 2:
-- Entrances to Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City were heavily congested on Monday evening due to a large number of people rushing back to the two cities following the New Year holiday.
-- A total of 124 traffic crashes occurred across Vietnam during the New Year holiday from December 30, 2017 to January 1, 2018, killing 67 victims and injuring 74 others.
-- A tropical depression forming in the southern Philippines is heading toward to East Vietnam Sea and is expected to develop into a storm, affecting the country’s southern region, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee organized a ceremony at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on Monday to welcome the first visitors in 2018. The city has set up a goal to welcome 7.5 million tourists this year.
-- A 37-year-old woman in the south-central province of Phu Yen is now in a critical condition after setting herself on fire on Monday evening, purportedly due to emotional problems.
-- Police in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho carried out a raid on a local club on Monday, following which 64 people tested positive for drugs.
-- The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak is in dire need of coffee harvesters during the peak of the harvest season.
-- Sale of the A92 gasoline, the most commonly used in Vietnam, was officially halted forever on Monday in accordance with a regulation by the Ministry of Industry and Trade. People are now able to buy the A95 fuel and E5 biofuel.
-- The Vietnam national under-23 football team arrived in China on Monday to prepare for the 2018 AFC U-23 Asian Cup, which is scheduled to take place from January 9 to 27.