Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – May 29

Politics

-- Lawmakers discussed Tuesday the draft Law on amendments and supplements to the Law on Fire Prevention and Fighting and Article 170 of the Enterprise Law during their fifth sitting of the 13th National Assembly.– Lawmakers discussed Tuesday the draft Law on amendments and supplements to the Law on Fire Prevention and Fighting and Article 170 of the Enterprise Law during their fifth sitting of the 13th National Assembly.

— A meeting between General Secretary of the Communist Party of Vietnam Nguyen Phu Trong and his Indian counterpart Suravaram Sudhakar Reddy was held Tuesday to tighten the ties between the two Communist parties.

— France wishes to contribute its advanced technical expertise to the development of urban railway systems in Vietnam, especially in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, Fabrice Mauries, Consul General of France in Ho Chi Minh City, said at a seminar with leading Vietnamese and French experts in rail transport and urban planning on Tuesday.

Business

— The roads connecting the Tan Rai bauxite plant with the Go Dau port are being severely destroyed by the overloading trucks carrying the mineral en route to the port for exporting.

— Housing and Urban Development Corporation and the BIDV Insurance Corporation broke ground Tuesday the social housing project that will provide some 1,030 apartments when it is completed in 2015.

— The instability of the national power supply is the main reason that makes Intel hesitant in expanding its investment in Vietnam, the company chief said at a conference on Tuesday.

— Several customs departments in Ho Chi Minh City are preparing to install camera systems in a bid to curb bribes, under a decision by the General Customs Department.

— Vietnamese budget deficits during the 2009 – 2011 period were the highest out of the Asian countries, according to remarks by the Asian Development Bank and the International Monetary Fund.

Society

— Phan Van Tho, 24, and Nguyen Van Minh Trung, 19, were Tuesday caught as they stole a bag from Lim Lian Ui, a Singaporean tourist, on Ly Thuong Kiet Street. The two were detained by police while the stolen assets, including an iPhone, and iPad, and VND4 million, were returned to the victim.

— Police found Tuesday the corpse of Nguyen Thanh Yen, 28, who killed his girlfriend on Monday and committed suicide by jumping into the Tac River in District 9.

— A conference organized by the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs (MOLISA) took place on Tuesday in Ha Noi to discuss on a project to renovate the social assistance system in Viet Nam.

Lifestyle

— The Vietnamese version of the reality show So You Think You Can Dance has begin accepting applications for its second season, which is scheduled to be on air every Saturdays starting August 17.

— A college student in Hue has recently found that the Vietnamese map printed on a job application file he bought as not including the Hoang Sa and Truong Sa archipelagoes.

Sports

— If the Vietnamese women’s football team can be playing on home ground during the 2014 Asian Cup, the chance to win a ticket to the World Cup is totally within their reach, coach Chen Yunfa told reporters Tuesday, after his team returned from Bahrain with an impressive result of winning all three matches, scoring 24 goals, and keeping a clean sheet.

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