Here are today’s leading news stories:
-- Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh had a meeting with ministries, sectors, and Mekong Delta localities in Can Tho City on Monday to check the progress of some key transport projects in the region.
-- Four out of Vietnam’s five submarine cable systems including AAG, APG, AAE-1, and IA have encountered problems, which seriously affects Internet connectivity in the country.
-- The weather in northern Vietnam is expected to remain frigid on Tuesday, while southern provinces will continue to be cold early in the morning and sunny at noon, the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting reported.
-- The bodies of a man, his son, and his niece were found next to a motorbike under a cliff along a provincial highway in north-central Thanh Hoa Province on Monday.
-- A woman and her mother-in-law from central Quang Nam Province have been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman and setting her on fire over a suspected love affair with the former’s husband.
-- Nearly 14,000 flights were operated in Vietnam during seven days of this year’s Lunar New Year holiday from January 20 to 26, Vietnam Air Traffic Management Corporation said on Monday.
-- The Ministry of Industry and Trade and the Ministry of Finance revised up the prices of petrol in the latest adjustment on Monday. The retail price of RON 95 fuel went up VND990 per liter to VND23,140 a liter. (US$1 = VND23,472).
-- The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism has finished consulting relevant ministries on a draft directive on attracting more international visitors, which includes a plan to increase the visa exemption period from 15 to 30 days.
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