Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- During the second session of Vietnam’s Socio-Economic Subcommittee in Hanoi on Saturday, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc urged the early completion of plans and strategies for national development for the 2020-25 period and proper preparations for the 13th National Party Congress.
-- An employee of a gold shop in the central city of Hoi An, who was previously found stealing 14.3kg of gold from the store, has handed over another 12.4 kilograms of gold, raising the total amount to 26.7 kilograms, officers confirmed on Saturday.
-- Three people were killed and another injured in two road crashes involving trailer trucks along National Highway 9 in the north-central province of Quang Tri on Saturday.
-- Police in the northern province of Bac Ninh are working to identify the people who recently damaged nearly 200 peach trees grown by 11 local households, causing heavy losses ahead of the Lunar New Year holiday.
-- A Ford Escape crashed into multiple vehicles along a street in Hanoi on Saturday afternoon, killing an elderly woman who was a street vendor and injuring four other people.
-- Officials in the northern province of Quang Ninh confirmed on Saturday they had arrested and initiated legal proceedings against a 31-year-old man for stealing more than 1,250 detonators used in mining of a local company
-- Authorities in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa on Saturday issued a decision to end hotel construction of a local firm on the Chong and Do Islets, which are famous destinations in the resort city of Nha Trang, due to many violations.
-- Many people in Vietnam have voiced their complaints after multiple express delivery services failed to deliver their shipments on time or to the correct addresses, as demand for these services skyrocket ahead of the Lunar New Year festival.
-- Twelfth-grade students from provinces and cities across southern Vietnam gathered at the Ho Chi Minh City University of Technology on Sunday morning to attend an education and career fair organized by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper.
-- Vietnam will compete against Jordan in the Round of 16 of the 2019 AFC Asian Cup in the United Arab Emirates at 6:00 pm on Sunday (Vietnam time). The game will be broadcast live on VTV6 Channel.