Read what is in the news today:
-- New interfaces and mobile apps of the Vietnam Government Portal (VGP) and its subsites made their debut on Tuesday.
-- Functional forces in Ho Chi Minh City are investigating a case where a 31-year-old woman is suspected to have used violence against her boyfriend’s nine-year-old sister in Hoc Mon District.
-- Two Youth Union members of the Hanoi Department of Public Security donated blood to a 59-year-old traffic accident victim in response to a call for help on Facebook on Tuesday.
-- The People’s Court of Ho Chi Minh City on Tuesday sentenced 39-year-old Nguyen Cong Truong, hailing from the Mekong Delta province of Ben Tre, to 14 years in prison for raping a ten-year-old-girl several times.
-- Police in Hanoi are investigating a case in which a three-year-old girl in Thach That District has been hospitalized with nine foreign objects that look like nails inside her skull.
-- Vietnam’s sales of steel products reached 23 million metric tons in 2021, up 17 percent from 2020, according to Nghiem Xuan Da, chairman of the Vietnam Steel Association.
-- Vietnamese State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Tuesday attended the inauguration ceremony of the Hanh Phuc rice mill located in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang, with a daily capacity of 1,000 metric tons of processed rice, the biggest in Asia.
-- Da Nang has topped Vietnam’s provincial Tourism Competitiveness Index, finishing in first place in 2021, the Tourism Advisory Board and the government’s Private Economic Development Research Board announced on Tuesday.
-- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has asked the Ministry of Education and Training to partner with the Ministry of Health to hold a nationwide teleconference pooling feedback from experts, scientists, and localities on a detailed road map to reopening schools and educational establishments nationwide.
-- Fourteen out of 17 Vietnamese national women’s football team players infected with COVID-19 have tested negative for the virus and are ready to take a flight to India on Wednesday for the 2022 AFC Women’s Asian Cup.