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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 11

Monday, March 11, 2019, 09:10 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – March 11
Authorities destroy pigs infected with African swine fever in Nam Dinh Province in north-central Vietnam. Photo: Thanh Nam / Tuoi Tre

Politics

-- Representatives of Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam have agreed to assign Vietnam to devise an action plan for effectively implementing the Agreement on Trade Promotion and Facilitation in the Cambodia-Laos-Vietnam Development Triangle Area (CLVDTA) during the 12th meeting of the Joint Coordination Committee on CLVDTA in Cambodia on Sunday.

-- A delegation from the Belgian Federal Parliament and the Belgian Embassy in Vietnam visited Can Tho University in the Mekong Delta city of the same name on the weekend to discuss cooperation in developing human resources in education as well as issues of mutual concern such as water resources and high-tech agriculture.

Society

-- Around 160, or 7.6 percent, of all public hospitals in Vietnam are now fully self-sustained financially, which helps improve service and cut yearly government budget spending by some VND9 trillion (US$388.5 million) in 2018 compared to three years earlier, according to statistics from the Ministry of Health.

-- A campaign to respond to the worldwide Earth Hour movement was launched in Hanoi on Sunday to encourage individuals, communities, and businesses across Vietnam to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour on the evening of March 30 with the goal of “saving energy, protecting earth”.

-- A 22-year-old Vietnamese man miraculously survived a fall from the height of nearly 40 meters after he slipped while climbing a landmark hill in the resort city of Vung Tau in southern Vietnam on Sunday.

-- The African swine fever epidemic in Vietnam has spread to 13 cities and provinces in the country’s northern and north-central regions, with more than 11,000 infected pigs having been destroyed as authorities set up checkpoints on lifeline roads that connect northern Vietnam with southern provinces to prevent sick pigs from being transported southward for sales.

Business

-- Extremely low rainfall in the southern region of Vietnam over the past two months has led to a widespread drought that allows salination to affect land areas of up to 40 kilometers from river estuaries, threatening farmers’ crops.

Lifestyle

-- Representatives of over 50 tour operators, accommodation establishments and localities of Vietnam participated in ITB Berlin, one of the world's leading travel trade shows that took place in Germany from March 6-10, which is part of a national tourism promotion program aimed at popularizing Vietnam’s image to potential foreign tourists.

-- Ho Chi Minh City has set eyes on making up 35 percent of Vietnam’s total box office revenue by 2020 and reaching yearly per-capita ticket sales of 0.8 by the same year.

Sports

-- Vietnam will take part in the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) U16 Women’s Championship Finals for the first time after finishing second in the group stages in Vientiane, Laos, on March 8, winning one, drawing one and losing one to finish on four points in Group A behind Australia.

-- Vietnamese weightlifters has bagged seven gold medals at the ongoing 2019 IWF Youth World Championship in Las Vegas, the U.S., with officials hoping to further improve the medal count as the competition will last until March 15.

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Tuan Son / Tuoi Tre News

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