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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 21

Sunday, January 21, 2018, 09:04 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 21
A Vietnamese woman shops online via a Facebook page. Photo: Tuoi Tre

Have a nice Sunday!

Politics

-- Parliamentary delegations from 21 countries in the Asia-Pacific region made commitments to joint efforts in tackling climate change on Saturday, the last day of the three-day 26th Asia Pacific Parliamentary Forum (APPF) in Hanoi, during which matters that affect the region were discussed.

Society

-- A local company on Saturday began work on the second phase of a wind power plant, with a projected investment of US$60 million, in Thuan Bac District in the south-central province of Ninh Thuan.

-- Police in Ho Chi Minh City will step up efforts and technological applications in solving criminal cases, delegates were told at a recent conference.

-- A large number of residents in Hanoi have donated their blood amidst the biting cold over recent days in response to an appeal for donation from the National Institute of Hematology and Blood Transfusion.

-- The Command of the Vietnam Coast Guard of Zone 1 on Saturday seized approximately 25,000 liters of fuel oil on an unregistered tanker off Ha Long City in the northern province of Quang Ninh.

Business

-- Pork prices will likely remain stable in Ho Chi Minh City and neighboring provinces with abundant supply for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday.

-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Taxation had found nearly 4,000 people selling products via Facebook as of the end of 2017.

-- A representative of an ethanol plant based in Dong Nai Province, neighboring Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s only supplier of ethanol to produce biofuel E5, which Vietnamese consumers have recently switched to from the popular A92 gasoline, has asserted the alcoholic liquid will be in plentiful supply despite recent price hikes.

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Hunting skinks for food in southern Vietnam

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Vietnamese-made app allows people to grow real veggies via smartphone

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Chinese tourists hit by Vietnamese over dine and dash

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