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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - February 3

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - February 3

Saturday, February 03, 2024, 07:08 GMT+7
Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News - February 3
Vehicles make their way amid low visibility caused by a thick layer of smog in Hanoi on February 2, 2024. Photo: Nam Tran / Tuoi Tre

Check out the latest news in Vietnam today:

Society

-- The national weather center on Saturday morning issued a smog advisory for the northern part of Vietnam, including Hanoi, advising people to take precautionary measures to protect themselves from poor air quality.

-- Police in Quang Nam Province, central Vietnam announced on Friday that they have pressed charges against an additional 47 suspects for allegedly involving in the country’s largest loan shark ring worth more than VND20 trillion (US$824.4 million). They had earlier cracked down on the racket in July last year and prosecuted 54 foreign and Vietnamese suspects.

-- Two local students drowned in a reservoir in Duc Hoa District, Long An Province, southern Vietnam on Friday after they joined two others for bathing in the lake the same day, according to local police.

-- The State Securities Commision of Vietnam has fined two local property firms, namely Sacom Land Corporation and Vina2 Investment and Construction JSC, VND92.5 million ($3,804) each for failing to disclose corporate bond information as required.

Business

-- Two major international airports in Vietnam, including Noi Bai in Hanoi and Tan Son Nhat in Ho Chi Minh City, will pilot electronic toll collection for vehicles entering and leaving the airports from February 6, the Airports Corporation Vietnam said on Friday.

-- The administration of Khanh Hoa Province in south-central Vietnam recently said it is seeking the prime minister’s nod for its pilot project to develop hi-tech sea farms spanning various parts in this coastal locality, with VND1 trillion ($41.2 million) in investment.

World News

-- Farmers blocked the Dutch-Belgian border and occupied roads in Greece on Friday, while a Polish union announced plans to shut border crossings with Ukraine as European protests over prices and red tape spread, Reuters reported.

-- The once-popular ski runs of Dent-de-Vaulion in the Swiss Jura Mountains are now deserted as unusually mild weather has driven away winter sport enthusiasts and forced ski resorts to close across the country, according to Reuters.

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