The Ministry of Health and the World Health Organisation jointly held a meeting in Hanoi on May 25 to mark the World No Tobacco Day (May 31) and launch the National No Tobacco Week (May 25-31).
Briefs of some of leading news stories published Tuesday (November 15) on Tuoi Tre Newspaper that will be carried today on Tuoitrenews.vn:
-- At the APEC conference that closed yesterday in Hawaii, Vietnam State President Truong Tan Sang called upon state leaders to have swift and determined actions to evade a possible economic recession worldwide.
-- PM Nguyen Tan Dung received Myanmar Chief Commander Min Aung Hlaing in Hanoi yesterday and both sides approved a memorandum of national defense cooperation.
-- The National Assembly held yesterday a meeting to discuss the draft law on university-level education.
-- The press in Vietnam has lowered their frequency of publishing news on corruption in the last five years, according to press expert Catherine McKinley at the meeting held yesterday in Hanoi by the Government Inspectorate and UK Embassy.
-- Ho Chi Minh City authorities is mulling to organize more streets for walkers only, especially the ones in the city center as streets Dong Khoi, Nguyen Hue, Le Loi, Ton Duc Thang and Ham Nghi.
-- Nail trappers on highways in Ho Chi Minh City and surrounding provinces keep close contacts with sales agents of low-quality inner tubes. Most of nail trappers are tire repairmen who intentionally scattered sharp nails to flatten tires of passers-by’s vehicles and repair at exorbitant prices.
-- South Korea sponsored US$4.5 million to build a project of clean water supply in Buon Ho Town of the central highland province of Dak Lak. The project got started construction yesterday.
-- The Ministry of Public Security yesterday opened a training course on carrying out death penalties by lethal injection in five localities Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Nghe An, Dak Lak and Son La.
-- Many households in provinces in the Mekong Delta as Ben Tre and Tra Vinh have drilled wells to get brine for raising shrimps despite they had been warned of causing severe damage as pollution and land collision and invasion of salt water into fields for crops.
-- Garments imported from China have recently caused a harsh competition with locally-made merchandise in the Vietnamese market. According to Vietnam Customs, Vietnam has imported US$2.08 billion of Chinese-made garments in the first nine months this year.
-- A delegation of 12 corporate firms from UK had a visit to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam from Nov.14-18 to explore business chances in the nation.