Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Sunday offered incense and paid tribute to late Party and state leaders when visiting their private residencies in Ho Chi Minh City on the occasion of the traditional Tet, or Lunar New Year, festival, which will fall on January 25.
-- A new military culture campus and a statue of 18th-century Vietnamese Emperor Quang Trung were inaugurated at the Army Officer Training College 2, also known as Nguyen Hue University, in the southern province of Dong Nai on Sunday.
-- The Government Inspectorate has proposed that the prime minister give directions for the Hanoi administration to strictly follow a previous conclusion of an inspection of nine violating projects by La Vong JSC and its subsidiaries in the capital city and submit a report by April 4.
-- Traffic jams of up to ten kilometers long were observed on most roads linking Ho Chi Minh City and provinces in the Mekong Delta region as of Sunday evening as many citizens embarked on a mass migration back to their hometowns for the week-long spring break.
-- The criminal police unit under the Ministry of Public Security on Sunday launched a criminal investigation against Tran Thi Binh, 34, for running a prostitution ring implicating many university students in the north-central province of Thanh Hoa.
-- The Hai Van Tunnel that connects the central cities of Da Nang and Hue will be open 24/7 between January 20 and 29, instead of being closed off for one hour every day for cleaning, to avoid holding up traffic during the peak travel season.
-- A US$1.2 billion polypropylene plant and underground liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) storage project developed by South Korea’s Hyosung Vina Co., Ltd in the southern coastal province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau received its first shipment of 4,000 metric tons of ethylene, which is used in the production of polypropylene, on Sunday, as the plant is expected to enter operation next month.
-- Dang Anh Tuan, the head coach of Vietnam’s star swimmer Nguyen Thi Anh Vien, handed in his resignation on Sunday after a former model had taken to social media the day previous to accuse him of owing her $10,000.