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-- The number of domestic flights in peak time during Tet (Vietnam's Lunar New Year holiday which falls on February 12 this year) is expected to increase 28 percent compared with the same period last year, with up to 1,200 flights a day, according to Dinh Viet Thang, head of the Civil Aviation Authority of Vietnam.
-- Statistics from the Vietnam Register showed 16,452 expired cars, including 12,436 freight vehicles and 4,016 passenger carriers, were discarded in 2020.
-- The People's Court in northern Vinh Phuc Province on Tuesday sentenced Nguyen Thi Nga, 51, to two years in jail for “organizing for people to enter and stay in Vietnam illegally." Nga helped three Chinese people to unlawfully enter Vietnam to do business during the COVID-19 outbreak.
-- Vietnam’s COVID-19 tally on Tuesday night reached 1,540, with 1,402 recoveries and 35 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.
-- Vietnam's economic growth accelerated to 4.5 percent in the last quarter of 2020, resulting in an annual growth rate of 2.9 percent and making it one of the fastest-growing economies in the world, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday, quoting the World Bank.
-- Vietnam is Canada's second-largest importer of agricultural products and foods in the ASEAN region, with last year’s import value reaching nearly US$314 million, the Consulate General of Canada in Ho Chi Minh City said at an event on Tuesday to promote Canadian ginseng for the first time in the southern city.
-- Vietnam’s 2021 GDP growth is projected to hit 5.49 percent in the normal scenario, 6.9 percent in the optimistic outlook, and 3.48 percent in the worst-case scenario, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Tuesday, citing the Vietnam Institute of Economics under the Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences.
-- The British Council Vietnam has recently announced the GREAT Scholarships for a Sustainable Future, worth £10,000 ($13,625) each for 26 candidates from five countries, including Vietnam, the British Embassy in Hanoi announced on its verified Facebook page on Tuesday.
-- Eighty paintings of a variety of materials depicting the image of buffalo in Vietnamese culture by the artist group G39 will be displayed at an exhibition to welcome the coming Vietnamese Lunar New Year at 29 Hang Bai Gallery in Hanoi from January 23 to 29.