Check out the news you should not miss today, April 15
-- Kien Giang should develop its Phu Quoc Island into a leading model among three special administrative economic zones of the country, Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc requested at a working session with the provincial administration on Friday.
-- Thirty-three cases of sexual abuse against children were recorded in the first quarter of 2017, whereas the average number every year is more than 1,000 cases, three children rights groups said at a forum in Hanoi on Friday.
-- Up to 160 children have to be hospitalized over the baking hot weather in Ho Chi Minh City on a daily basis, a 20 percent rise from usual numbers.
-- A mine clearance team managed to stop some scrap collectors just in time when the latter was about to cut open a 227kg bomb to get explosives for sale in the north-central province of Quang Tri on Friday.
-- Vietnam’s foreign ministry said on Friday it will provide support for the family of Le Thi Nhat Linh, a nine-year-old girl murdered in Chiba late last month, to travel to Japan to resolve relevant problems.
-- Vietnam’s leading auto manufacturer THACO enjoyed a record revenue of US$3 billion in 2016, a massive 44 percent jump year on year.
-- State President Tran Dai Quang told visiting Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairman of General Electric Group during a reception in Hanoi on Friday that Vietnam welcomes the U.S. company's plans to expand its investment in energy, aviation, and medical equipment in the country.
-- Vietnam’s largest fuel wholesaler Petrolimex has been allowed to list at VND43,200($1.90) per share on the Ho Chi Minh City stock exchange.
-- Businesses in the Japanese city of Sakai (Osaka Prefecture) are interested in investing in Ho Chi Minh City, mayor Osami Takeyama told visiting Le Thanh Liem, deputy chairman of the Vietnamese city, on Friday.
-- Taiwan is in demand of 750 Vietnamese teachers in the island in 2018, when the language is officially included in high school curriculum.
-- A concert titled Asian Melodies is taking place tonight, April 15, at the Ho Chi Minh CIty Music Conservatory, featuring 17 South Korean artists from Deobureosup Music, one of the region’s leading traditional music troupes.
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