Here are today’s leading new stories:
-- The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has called on all female public servants in the city to wear the traditional ‘ao dai’ to work throughout March to mark the Ao Dai Festival, which is expected to take place next month.
-- A probe by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper showed that a lot of fake GrabBike drivers were operating at the Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station during the Lunar New Year holiday, which started in February 16.
-- The Quy Nhon Port, located in the namesake city in the south-central province of Binh Dinh is expected to begin salvaging two foreign ships that were stranded in the Quy Nhon Bay due to a tropical storm in early November 2017.
-- At least five people were injured after a passenger bus rammed multiple motorcycles that were stopping at a red light in the southern province of Binh Duong on Saturday morning.
-- Authorities in the central city of Da Nang have carried out an inspection of a local restaurant which showed several signs of dishonesty after printing a bill written in Chinese for a Vietnamese customer.
-- An international wanted notice has been issued for Le Nguyen Hung, a former deputy director of Vietnam Export Import Commercial Joint Stock Bank (Eximbank)’s Ho Chi Minh City branch, who had escaped after stealing VND245 billion (US$10.79 million) from different savings books of a customer.
-- According to the Vietnam Register, nearly 4,500 Suzuki Raider 150 Fi motorcycles, manufactured by Suzuki Vietnam from November 2016 to August 2017, will be recalled from now to December 2019 due to an error in the vehicles’ engines.
-- Many people in Vietnam flocked to local gold shops on Saturday morning to buy the precious metal as part of their preparations for the God of Wealth’s Day, which falls on Sunday, the 10th day of the lunar year.
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc officially launched the Long Son Petrochemicals (LSP) Complex in the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau on Saturday morning. The project has the capital investment of $5.4 billion, provided by state-owned oil and gas group PetroVietnam and Thailand’s Siam Cement Group (SCG).