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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — April 16

Friday, April 16, 2021, 08:50 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News — April 16
Commuters travel on a flooded road after a rain in Ho Chi Minh City, April 16, 2021. Photo: Chau Tuan / Tuoi Tre

What you need to know today in Vietnam:

Politics

-- Vietnam's newly-elected Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh chaired his first cabinet meeting on Thursday, underlining unity, integrity, and democracy under his leadership. 

Society

-- The average height of Vietnam's 18-year-old males has reached 168.1 centimeters while that of their female counterparts is 156.2 centimeters, according to the National General Nutrition Survey for 2019-20, which was released by the health ministry’s National Institute of Nutrition on Thursday.

-- Police on Thursday arrested the director of Petrolimex's subsidiary in the Mekong Delta province of Long An for his involvement in a ring that traded 2.7 million liters of fake or substandard gasoline.  

-- A man was hospitalized for injury caused by a falling tree in a heavy rain in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday morning.

-- Ho Chi Minh City authorities are mulling over a VND8.2 trillion (US$355 million) project for flood control in seven districts in 2021-25.

-- Two border jumpers from Cambodia tested positive for COVID-19 on Thursday, with contact tracing and quarantine underway, according to the Ministry of Health.

Business

-- Vietnam is Japan's fifth-largest consumer market among the latter's importers, with an average growth rate of 15-17 percent per year, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of Finance's statistics.   

-- Military-run Viettel Group and state-owned Saigon Newport Corporation on Thursday inked a deal to cooperate in technology, logistics, and other spheres, with a focus on infrastructure for e-commerce development.

World News

-- "Japan is set to expand quasi-emergency measures to 10 regions on Friday as a fourth wave of COVID-19 cases spreads, casting doubt on whether the Summer Olympics can be held in Tokyo," Reuters reported.

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