Read what is in the news today in Vietnam:
-- Former State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc, at a ceremony to hand over work to Acting State President Vo Thi Anh Xuan on Saturday, said he was aware of his responsibility for letting some officials commit violations that caused serious consequences, so he tendered his resignation from all posts to retire. He added that his family, wife, and children were not involved in corruption related to a COVID-19 test kit scam at Ho Chi Minh City-based Viet A Technology Corporation.
-- Dien Bien Phu City and some adjacent districts in Dien Bien Province, northern Vietnam on Saturday evening experienced hail accompanied by a thunderstorm for 20 minutes.
-- Ho Chi Minh City has failed to attract excellent university graduates and young officials to its administrative agencies since 2018, according to the municipal Department of Home Affairs.
-- Hundreds of bus stops in Ho Chi Minh City have been repaired and upgraded, which will help improve the city’s public transport services.
-- Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development Le Minh Hoan, at a conference held in Khanh Hoa Province on Saturday to seek ways to develop agriculture on Vietnam’s south-central coast, called on localities to develop agriculture in association with tourism, saying this is the orientation of the sector in the future.
-- Vietnam set a target to earn US$393-394 billion in export revenue in 2023, up six percent over last year, Phan Van Chinh, head of the Agency of Foreign Trade under the Ministry of Industry and Trade said at a conference on Friday, adding that the target is challenging.
-- Vietnam had attracted new registered foreign investment totaling $1.69 billion in the year to January 20, with Singapore being the largest foreign investor with a proportion of 63.7 percent, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.
-- Mu Cang Chai Rice Terrace Fields in Yen Bai Province and Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh Province, both in northern Vietnam, have been listed among the 40 most colorful destinations in the world by luxury and lifestyle travel magazine Conde Nast Traveller.