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​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – February 22

Thursday, February 22, 2018, 08:51 GMT+7

Check out the news you should not miss today, February 22

Society

-- Ho Chi Minh City’s deputy chairman Tran Vinh Tuyen has demanded that every municipal department and regulatory agency develop an app to better communicate with and serve local citizens.

-- As most salaried workers in Vietnam entered the first working day after the week-long Lunar New Year (Tet) festival on Wednesday, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested at a meeting that they resume work promptly, instead of thinking that it is still festive time.

-- Ho Chi Minh City police on Wednesday officially put Nguyen Huu Tinh, the suspect in the homicide of a family of five last week, into custody and launched legal proceedings against him for the charges of "murder" and "stealing assets."

-- Two serious traffic accidents occurred on the National Highway 1A passing through the southern province of Vinh Long on Wednesday, blocking traffic on a 10km section.

-- A 33-year-old man was stabbed and slashed to death by an unidentified knifeman, who allegedly came to remind him to pay off a VND300,000 (US$13) debt, in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday.

-- A teenager in Hanoi has accused a GrabCar driver of stealing her left-behind purse with some VND20 million ($880) worth of cash inside, while the driver asserted that he had never seen the bag.

Business

-- Vietnam targets to rake in $21 billion from cultivation exports in 2018, about 2.3 percent higher than last year, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday, citing the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

-- Vietnam's stock market resumed trade after a five-day Lunar New Year festival break on Wednesday, with the benchmark VN-Index surging 2.6 percent to 1,087.15 points, its best close since February 2.

-- Vietnamese automaker THACO on Wednesday inaugurated a VND500 billion ($22.03 million) agricultural machine-making factory at its auto mechanic complex in the Chu Lai Open Economic Zone in the central province of Quang Nam.

Lifestyle

-- A ceremony was held at the Hai Ba Trung (Trung Sisters) Temple in Hanoi’s Me Linh District on Wednesday to mark the 1978th anniversary of the Hai Ba Trung Uprising.

-- Vietnamese national Kieu Anh Dung was announced the winner of the GMS25, a photo contest held by ADB to showcase the development progress in the Greater Mekong Subregion, with his photo depicting early morning trading at a floating market in Vietnam’s Soc Trang Province. 

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Son Luong / Tuoi Tre News

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