Check out news you should not miss today, November 22:
-- A tropical depression with winds packing 50-60 kilometers per hour is forecast to reach the East Vietnam Sea today and evolve into a typhoon before heading toward south-central Vietnam in the next two days, becoming the ninth storm to hit the country this year.
-- A woman in the southern Vietnamese province of Hau Giang was sentenced Wednesday to 14 years in prision for murder after she hired two men to burn a woman whom her father entrusted with the complete ownership of his company. The attack left the father dead and the assaulted woman severly wounded.
-- At least six people died and 16 houses were burned as a tanker truck caught fire earlier today in the southern province of Binh Phuoc.
-- The tourist city of Da Lat in Vietnam’s Central Highlands has planted 125 sakura trees near the famed Xuan Huong Lake on Wednesday to mark the 45th anniversary of Vietnam-Japan diplomatic relation and the city’s 125th birthday.
-- Authorities in Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam, are scrutinizing local hillside constructions by private companies that might have played a role in the downpour-triggered landslides killing 18 people in the area’s resort city of Nha Trang.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City tax authorities have announced a list of 1,206 local firms and individuals loath to pay taxes that collectively amount to VND587 billion ($25.2 million).
-- Vietnam’s privatization of state-owned enterprises is lagging behind schedule, with only 12 out of 85 companies planned for the process having completed the transformation this year, according to the finance minister.
-- Vietnam’s Prime Minister has approved casino activities for a resort and entertainment complex a private company is scheduled to develop by 2021 on the southern island of Phu Quoc.
-- General confidence in Vietnam’s educational quality has apparently eroded and sociological research should be conducted into the crisis, like what the U.S. had done in its educational reform, specialists and government officials pointed out at a workshop on Wednesday in Ho Chi Minh City.