Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Vietnam’s National Assembly is expected to elect the state president, prime minister, and NA chairperson during the upcoming 11th sitting, which will take place in Hanoi from March 24 to April 8.
-- The Ministry of Health recorded two new COVID-19 cases in the northern province of Hai Duong on Tuesday morning, raising the country’s tally to 2,559, with 2,115 recoveries and 35 deaths.
-- Internet and online game centers, as well as inter-provincial bus routes were allowed to resume operations in Hanoi from 0:00 on Tuesday following a decision announced by vice-chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Xuan Dung on Monday.
-- Former Chairman of the Vietnam National Oil and Gas Group (PetroVietnam) Dinh La Thang was sentenced to 11 years in prison on Monday for violating regulations on investment in construction works, causing serious consequences at an ethanol plant in the northern province of Phu Tho.
-- Traffic police in Ho Chi Minh City initiated a campaign on Monday to deal with dilapidated motorbikes that lack license plates, headlights, rear-view mirrors, and horns.
-- Two workers were killed and another injured after a crane cable broke at the construction site of a factory in the southern province of Binh Phuoc on Monday morning.
-- One person died and 20 others were hospitalized after a coach carrying pilgrims crashed into a tractor-trailer along National Highway 1 in the north-central province of Nghe An on Tuesday morning.
-- Cabinet members of the government on Monday discussed the removal of ports along the Saigon River and Ba Son Shipyard in Ho Chi Minh City, in line with the prime minister’s Decision No. 46.
-- The Ministry of Industry and Trade will pay greater attention this year to the implementation of projects in supporting industries, as Vietnam has seen many opportunities to bolster production and exports in the near term.