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​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 3

Thursday, May 03, 2018, 08:36 GMT+7

Check out the news you should not miss today, May 3

Politics

-- Vietnamese Ambassador Nguyen Hong Thao has been elected the second vice chairman of the United Nations International Law Commission during the commission’s 70th session in New York, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday

Society

-- A tree planting ceremony was held at Vietnam's national trig point in the southernmost province of Ca Mau on Wednesday, as part of a program by the country's largest dairy producer Vinamilk to grow 1 billion trees.

-- The Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation and Japan Radio Co. Ltd have signed an agreement, under which the latter will provide non-refundable aid worth 200 million yen ($1.81 million) to install, monitor and transfer technology for the Phu Quoc International Airport.

-- A 17-year-old boy crashed his KIA sedan into multiple cars and motorbikes after speeding through several streets in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday. The minimum driving age in Vietnam is 18.

-- A deputy director of a construction company in the northern province of Bac Giang was found dead, while the firm's chairwoman was severely injured, at their office on Wednesday, with witnesses reporting hearing a gunshot at the time of incident.

Business

-- The Ca Mau Gas Processing Plant, a US$ 450 million facility developed by PetroVietnam Gas Corporation (PVGas), was inaugurated in the namesake province on Wednesday.

-- Vietnam’s benchmark VN-Index fell 21.18 points to close at 1,029.08 points on Wednesday when the stock market reopened following the four-day break to celebrate the National Reunification Day and the Labor Day.

-- Vietnam's exports of aquatic products topped $2.4 billion in the first four months of 2018, a 13 percent year-on-year rise, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Wednesday, citing the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development.

-- The Vietnamese government will create most possible favorable conditions for U.S. enterprises, Deputy Prime Minister Vuong Dinh Hue said as he received Michael Kelly, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce (AmCham), in Hanoi on Wednesday.

Lifestyle

-- The 2018 Hue Festival wrapped up its six days of multiple cultural activities on Wednesday night with royal court music performances and firework shows.

Sports

-- Vietnam has so far secured five tickets to the 2018 Youth Olympic Games. to be held in Argentina in October, and is striving to win a total of ten berths at the event, the General Department of Physical Training and Sports said on Wednesday.

-- Le Cong Vinh, former captain of the Vietnam national football team, inaugurated his community football academy, CV9, in Ho Chi Minh City on Wednesday.

-- Vietnam beat Taiwan 1-0 in their Group B opener at the 2018 AFC Women's Futsal Championship in Thailand on Wednesday.

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Son Luong / Tuoi Tre News

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