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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — November 18

Wednesday, November 18, 2020, 08:58 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — November 18
Nguyen Huy Dung (second left) receives a state decision on his appointment as Deputy Minister of Information and Communications in Hanoi, November 17, 2020. Photo: T. Ha / Tuoi Tre

Read what is in the news today:


— The tenth session of the 14th National Assembly wrapped up in Hanoi on Tuesday, completing all the tasks set for the session. The sitting was held in two phases, with the first via videoconferencing from October 20 to 27 and the second in person from November 2 to 17.

— Nguyen Huy Dung, 37, was appointed Deputy Minister of Information and Communications on Tuesday afternoon, becoming the youngest to hold the position in the current Vietnamese government.

— U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam Daniel Kritenbrink visited the Temple of Literature in Hanoi on Tuesday in observance of Vietnamese Teachers’ Day, which is celebrated annually on November 20.


— Vietnam, together with France, Germany, Italy, Spain, England, Poland, and Russia, has participated in a pilot phase of the Partnership for Health System Sustainability and Resilience project co-implemented by the World Economic Forum (WEF), London School of Economics (LSE), and British multinational pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca from August to January 2021, British Ambassador to Vietnam Gareth Ward announced on Tuesday evening.

— The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has just approved the proposal of the municipal Department of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs to give VND1 million (US$43) in a new support package to each of 27,342 workers without labor contracts, losing their jobs, and facing difficulties due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

— Three security guards working at the Duong Noi urban residential area in Hanoi’s Ha Dong District have been subject to prosecution by the district police for “destroying or intentionally damaging property” after spraying paint on ten cars parked outdoors in order to make the car owners use the apartment complex’s parking service, a leader of the district police said on Tuesday afternoon.

— Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has assigned the Ministry of Industry and Trade to assume the prime responsibility for and coordinate with relevant agencies in studying and reporting on the large quantity of investment in small hydropower plants across Vietnam’s central region, leading to the inability to regulate floodwaters in their reservoirs and heavy floods, which was reported by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper on November 10, 2020.


— The National Assembly of Vietnam on Tuesday afternoon agreed to give a rescue package in which the state would underwrite the majority of a capital increase and state-run lenders would offer soft loans to cash-strapped flag carrier Vietnam Airlines.

— Vietnamese technology corporation Bkav on Tuesday officially exported the first batch of AI View security cameras to the U.S. for the devices to be installed at the headquarters of Qualcomm Incorporated in San Diego, California.

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