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​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – April 19

Thursday, April 19, 2018, 09:03 GMT+7

Check out the news you should not miss today, April 19

Society

-- The Ho Chi Minh City fire department will carry fire safety inspection into major high-rise buildings, including the Times Square, Sheraton, Caravelle and Park Hyatt, in District 1, its central business district, from now to July.

-- The Norwegian People’s Aid is committed to providing a grant of VND225 billion (US$9.91 million) for the central Vietnamese province of Quang Tri to settle post-war bomb and landmine impacts in the locality, according to an agreement signed by the two sides on Wednesday.                       

-- Vietnamese businessman Phan Van Anh Vu, who was arrested in January over allegations of revealing state secrets, tax evasion and abuse of power, has received an additional charge of “abusing position and power while performing duties” for his role in a mismanagement case at local lender DongA Bank, police said on Wednesday.

-- Hundreds of local people flocked to the construction site of a wind power farm in the south-central province of Binh Dinh on Wednesday to show their protest against the project's impact on local forests and the environment.

-- A local cargo ship was held by coast guard officers in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Wednesday for carrying 1,200 metric tons of coal without papers.

Business

-- A conference was held on Wednesday in the southern city of Can Tho to connect Japanese partners with those in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.

-- Uber is to be held responsible for any tax obligations that may arise following the sale of its Southeast Asian operations to Grab, a Grab Vietnam representative confirmed to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on Wednesday.

-- A facility that was caught producing coffee from used D batteries in the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak has confessed to police that most of the products had been distributed to the southern province of Binh Phuoc for sale, officers said on Wednesday.

Lifestyle

-- An exhibition themed “Bare feet, steely will” opened to the public on Wednesday in Hanoi-based Hoa Lo Prison, showcasing mementos featuring Vietnam’s resistance wars.

-- A bus filled with bookshelves is scheduled to be parked at the Ho Chi Minh City Book Street to celebrate Vietnam Book Day, April 21.

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Son Luong / Tuoi Tre News

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