Read what is in the news today:
-- Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc and Chairman of the National Assembly of Cambodia Heng Samrin on Tuesday attended the groundbreaking ceremony of a project constructing a new administrative building of the Kingdom of Cambodia NA, which is funded by a US$25 million donation from Vietnam during the former’s state visit to the kingdom.
-- State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc spoke with King of Cambodia Norodom Sihamoni in Phnom Penh on Tuesday as part of his two-day official visit to the kingdom at the king’s invitation.
-- An explosion caused by a homemade firecracker killed a 13-year-old child and injured two others, who are five and seven years old, in northern Bac Giang Province on Monday, local police said on Tuesday.
-- The Vietnam Young Entrepreneurs Association announced the sponsorship for 682 children orphaned by the COVID-19 pandemic in Ho Chi Minh City in a program that costs more than VND100 billion (US$4.3 million) during a ceremony held on Tuesday afternoon.
-- Strong cold air will cause a cold spell in the northern and north-central regions from December 26 to 27, with mountainous areas in the north likely to experience frost, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.
-- Residents of Alley 778 down Tan Ky Tan Quy Street in Binh Tan District, Ho Chi Minh City have complained about a cow raising household for causing environmental pollution in the neighborhood for a long time.
-- The number of tractor-trailers carrying China-bound farm product shipments that have been stuck at three border gates in northern Vietnam over the past weeks have mounted to 6,198, according to an official at the General Department of Vietnam Customs.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control on Tuesday issued safety assessment criteria to allow spas and massage parlors to resume operations under strict coronavirus-safe protocols.
-- Singapore will take on Indonesia in their first-leg semifinal at the 2020 AFF Suzuki Cup at 7:30 pm on Wednesday (Vietnam time).