Below are some of the main stories published today, November 30, in the Vietnamese press.
— After 40 days of sitting during which all items on the agenda were completed, the sixth session of the 13th National Assembly closed in Hanoi on Friday afternoon. NA Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung said the sixth session was of utmost importance, as lawmakers passed the revised Constitution and decided on key socio-economic tasks, the State budget for next year and the tasks ahead in the 2011-2015 development plan.
— Eight fishermen remains missing when their boat with a crew of 10 members sank off central Nghe An Province on Wednesday night. The two others were rescued yesterday evening when they were drifting 32 nautical miles off Ha Tinh province. Efforts to search the missing are underway.
— Two foreigners who got serious health problems while on board a yatcht with Panama nationality, Ocean Dream, off Khanh Hoa Province have been taken ashore by a Vietnamese rescue boat. The foreigners were later brought to the Khanh Hoa Province Hospital for treatment . One of them is an 81-year-old Japanese woman, Michiko Gamamuchi, a tourist, and the other is Mr. Mahmudi, the boat’s mechanic.
— Four security service officers at Ho Chi Minh City’s Tan Son Nhat Airport have been suspended for failing to discover 600 bricks of heron weigh 229 kg stashed in 12 cartons of empty loudspeakers that were later sent to Taiwan and were uncovered by customs officers at the Taoyuan International Airport.
— Projects invested in industrial parks with a total minimum capital of VND6 trillion (US$283 million) that can be disbursed fully after three years and with a total minimum revenue of VND10 trillion per year after three years since it begins to make profits will be exempted from corporate income tax for 4 years and enjoy a 50 percent reduction of this tax for the nine following years, according to the amended Law on Corporate Income Tax.
— Gia Phu Cooperative and the National Housing Organizations JSC on Thursday began the construction of a 14-story Thanh Loc tenement in Ho Chi Minh City. The building consists of 500 flats with an area of 42.5-61 square meters of per flat. The price of a flat is estimated at VND386-600 million ($28,300) per flat.
— A charitable music show entitled “Love Connected 2″ took place yesterday at Sen Hong Stage in Ho Chi Minh City to raise donations in support of victims of typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines and flood victims in Central Vietnam. The amount raised by Friday night amounted to VND16.5 billion ($778,000).
— The British National Crime Agency held seven men in the past two days on suspicion of fixing English football games in the biggest match-rigging scandal for decades. The detainees include at least three footballers and Delroy Facey, a player-turned-agent who has played in the Premier League.