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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – October 18

Friday, October 18, 2019, 09:54 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – October 18
A GrabBike pick-up and drop-off point at Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo: Tuoi Tre

What you need to know today:

Politics

-- Vietnam's National Assembly is scheduled to approve the retirement of Minister of Health Nguyen Thi Kim Tien on November 25. No official has been tipped to take up Tien's vacancy.

Society

-- A GrabBike pick-up and drop-off point was set up at Mien Dong (Eastern) Bus Station in Binh Thanh District, Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday. The point is located at Entrance 3 on Dinh Bo Linh Street.

-- Police in south-central Binh Dinh Province said on Thursday that they were investigating the theft of US$42,300, VND43 million ($1,855), and a VND160 million ($6,900) savings book from a local church.

-- One hundred and twenty-five workers were hospitalized from October 14 to 17 on suspicion of inhaling toxic gases.

Business

-- Authorities in Khanh Hoa Province, located in south-central Vietnam, have revoked the investment licenses of two tourism projects near the Cam Ranh naval base, explaining this revocation is in line with a government fiat to ban tourism activity in the vicinity of the base.

-- Many supermarkets and firms in Ho Chi Minh City have complained that they are selling pork at a loss as they cannot hike rates, pursuant to a price stabilization program of the city. 

-- The prime minister has ordered relevant agencies to strictly control the real estate market in Vietnam and to encourage the development of social housing for low-income earners and factory workers.

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