Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:
-- The Da Nang Traffic Lights and Public Transport Management Center (DATRAMAC) said on Sunday that it has begun arranging about 600 bicycles at 61 stations in the city’s five districts to pilot its first public bicycle rental service.
-- Vietnam is likely to welcome the 100 millionth citizen in April, according to the Population and Labor Statistics Department under the General Statistics Office.
-- Vietnam Prosperity Joint Stock Commercial Bank is nearing a deal to sell a 15 percent stake to Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc for $1.4 billion, Bloomberg News reported on Saturday, citing people familiar with the transaction.
-- Vietnam is one of the top five destinations chosen by Singapore’s super-rich for real estate investment, along with Australia, India, Hong Kong, and mainland China, according to The Wealth Report 2023, released worldwide by Knight Frank company.
-- Vietnam remained the second-largest coffee exporter in the world from February 2021 to January 2022, behind only Brazil, according to the International Coffee Organization.
-- The People’s Committee of Can Tho City has approved the organization of a hot-air balloon festival on the occasion of Reunification Day (April 30) and International Workers’ Day (May 1) this year.
-- Hanoi ranks first on the list of the safest places for solo female travelers in Southeast Asia by Tripzilla, Southeast Asia’s leading online travel site.
-- Ke Huy Quan, a one-time child star who was born in Vietnam, was named best supporting actor at the Academy Awards on Sunday (U.S. time) for his role as a metaverse-hopping husband in offbeat adventure ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once,’ according to Reuters.
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