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-- Hungary is looking to open a cultural and community center in Hanoi, Deputy Minister of State under the Hungarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade Bezetei Akos said during a working session on Friday in Hanoi with Nguyen Van Suu, deputy chairman of the Vietnamese capital.
-- The Embassy of Belgium in Vietnam held a ceremony to open a center for receiving visa applications to European countries, including Belgium, Germany and Italy, in the central city of Da Nang on Friday.
-- More than 414 hectares, or a quarter of the total area of O Loan – a brackish water lagoon and national scenic relic in the south-central province of Phu Yen – have been misappropriated by local people for illegally-built shrimp ponds.
-- A patrol group of Lang Co Border Guard Station in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue on Friday rescued a 19-year-old English tourist, who suffered a serious injury after he slipped while bathing in a waterfall on Hai Van Pass the same day.
-- The driver of a truck was stuck unconscious inside his cabin after crashing his vehicle into a dump truck in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on Friday afternoon, prompting locals to use hammers and crowbars to break the vehicle’s door to rescue him.
-- Two security officers at the Cam Ranh International Airport in the south-central province of Khanh Hoa have been commended for discovering and returning forgotten assets to two passengers, one Indian and one Chinese, the airport’s security team captain said on Friday.
-- Vietnam’s leading mobile retailer The Gioi Di Dong (Mobile World) announced at the company’s 2019 Annual General Meeting on Friday the plan of converting and opening 150 new stores for its electronics business called Dien May Xanh (Blue Electronics), while focusing on dry grocery and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) on the website of Bach Hoa Xanh – its fresh food chain.
-- With the current rapid growth, revenues from e-commerce retail in Vietnam are likely to reach US$15 billion in 2020, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
-- Vietnam thrashed Brunei 6-0 as they opened their campaign in the 2020 AFC (Asian Football Confederation) U23 Championship Qualifier in a stunning fashion at the My Dinh National Stadium, Hanoi, on Friday.