Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:
-- Police in north-central Thanh Hoa Province said on Sunday they are investigating two football betting rackets, whose transactions totaled over VND130 billion (US$5.3 million), and have arrested 19 suspects.
-- About 13,000 cubic meters of soil and rock on mountains collapsed due to torrential rains and filled up around 100 meters of National Highway 19C connecting south-central Phu Yen Province with the Central Highlands province of Dak Lak, blocking traffic for two days. Only one lane of the highway had been cleared by Sunday evening.
-- The People’s Committee of northern Hung Yen Province has proposed scrapping the construction of a university worth around VND5.53 trillion ($226.9 million) as the plan has made little progress after 13 years.
-- Authorities in central Thua Thien-Hue Province found on Sunday the bodies of a 33-year-old man and an 11-year-old child, who were swept away by flood two days ago.
-- Police in southern Dong Nai Province found 14 people testing positive for drugs among 150 customers throwing a party at a bar in Bien Hoa City on Sunday.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport gave a fifth warning to the investor of the drainage project along Vo Van Ngan Street in Thu Duc City on Sunday over their failure to ensure traffic safety and environmental sanitation.
-- The demand for outbound trips during the upcoming 2023 Lunar New Year holiday, which will start around the latter half of January, has been on the rise, according to many travel companies in Ho Chi Minh City.
-- Many people in Hanoi have complained about having to pay a considerable amount for their children’s extracurricular activities in high school that turn out to be just normal visits to tourist destinations.