Check out the news you should not miss today, February 9:
-- Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday welcomed Gianni Infantino, president of the world football governing body FIFA and affirmed that the Vietnamese government always creates favorable conditions for football to develop healthily and sustainably in the country.
-- During a Thursday reception in Hanoi, General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong appreciated the important contributions of outgoing Chinese Ambassador to Vietnam Hong Xiaoyong to the bilateral relations in recent years.
-- Health officials in the southern province of Tien Giang have detected a number of water supply stations having substandard water quality as the iron, alum, salinity, microorganism, and especially arsenic contents exceed the permitted limit.
-- The Central Vietnam Student Association this year provides 30 free buses to bring 1,000 needy students studying in the capital city of Hanoi to their hometowns in 21 northern and central provinces for the Tet holiday.
-- Nearly 1,000 clean agricultural products and consumer goods from hundreds of enterprises are being showcased at the Tet market at Phu Tho Sports Center in District 11, Ho Chi Minh City.
-- Tuy Hoa City in the south-central province of Phu Yen has constructed a flower street to celebrate the Lunar New Year at a cost of around VND3 billion (US$132,159).
-- Tourists will be able to visit Hoi An Ancient Town in the central province of Quang Nam free-of-charge during Tet holidays from February 15 to 18.
-- American Scott Matt, 24, on Thursday drew attention as he joined a volunteer group to pick up trash under the Long Bien Bridge in Hanoi left by people after releasing common carp into rivers and lakes as a traditional rite for Tet.
-- Vietnam’s futsal team on Thursday night stopped their journey at the 2018 Asia Futsal Championship after losing 1-3 to Uzbekistan in the quarterfinals in Taiwan.