Check out the latest news in Vietnam today:
-- At a teleconference on Monday, Vietnamese Deputy Prime Minister Tran Luu Quang required authorities in Kien Giang, Ca Mau, Ben Tre, and Binh Dinh Provinces to prevent fishing vessels from encroaching on foreign waters and take stringent measures against illegal, unreported, and unregulated (IUU) fishing activities in a bid to have the European Commission’s 'yellow card' on Vietnamese seafood removed soon.
-- Vietnamese Minister of Transport Nguyen Van Thang has issued a decision to establish a council to appraise the prefeasibility report of a high-speed railway connecting Ho Chi Minh City and the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho. The council, led by Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Danh Huy, includes 16 members.
-- Fishermen in Quang Tri Province, north-central Vietnam caught some 100 metric tons of anchovy and dozens of metric tons of other kinds of fish, earning huge incomes on the first four days of this month.
-- Bach Hoa Xanh, a Vietnamese grocery store chain, will open an additional 100 outlets this year, mainly in Ho Chi Minh City, raising the number of these outlets nationwide to over 1,800, a Bach Hoa Xanh representative said at a meeting on Monday.
-- Visitors to the UNESCO-recognized Complex of Hue Monuments in Thua Thien-Hue Province, central Vietnam will be exempted from entrance fees on the first three days of the next lunar year, or from February 10 to 12, the Hue Monuments Conservation Center announced on Monday.
-- A Vietnamese student won a gold and another bagged a bronze medal at the 2024 Project Chemistry Olympiad held in Russia from Friday last week to Monday this week, the Ministry of Education and Training announced on Monday.
-- “King Charles has been diagnosed with a form of cancer and will postpone public engagements to undergo treatment but he remained ‘wholly positive’ about the scare less than 18 months into his reign,” Reuters reported, citing Buckingham Palace.
-- “The death toll from wildfires raging across central Chile hit 122 on Monday as helicopters dumped tons of water on blazes and emergency crews were still finding bodies buried in the wreckage three days after the fires took hold," according to Reuters.