Check out the news you should not miss today, March 21:
-- Singaporean Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong is scheduled to start his four-day official visit to Vietnam today, March 21, at the invitation of Vietnamese premier Nguyen Xuan Phuc.
-- Vietnam is ready to cooperate with South Korea in boosting bilateral trade value to US$70 billion by 2020, Vietnamese Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc told visiting South Korean foreign minister Yun Byung-se in Hanoi on Monday.
-- Vietnam’s State President Tran Dai Quang received visiting Israeli President Reuven Rivlin in Hanoi on Monday, with both sides seeking to increase bilateral trade to $3 billion in the years to come.
-- Officers under Vietnam’s anti-wildlife trade police unit on Monday stormed a house of a suspected animal trafficker in the north-central province of Nghe An and found five frozen tiger carcasses, whose internal organs had already been removed.
-- China's Hangzhou City Planning and Design Institute has been consulted by the Hanoi administration to prepare planning for the two sides of the Hong (Red) River, one of the most important waterways in northern Vietnam.
-- Vietnam is the world's 94 th happiest country, according to the latest 2017 World Happiness Report released on Monday.
-- The Ho Chi Minh City administration is weighing on a plan to designate specific areas for street food vendors to service locals and tourists, instead of having them occupying city sidewalks to run their business.
-- Vietnam has for the first time had two representatives in Forbes' The World's Billionaires list released on Monday, with Pham Nhat Vuong, chairman of realty conglomerate Vingroup enjoying his fifth appearance and Vietjet CEO and President Pham Thi Phuong Thao making her debut on the list.
-- Bien Tien Sa JSC, the developer of 40 villas constructed without proper building approval on Son Tra Peninsula in the central city of Da Nang, was fined a mere VND40 million ($1,786) for the violation on Monday.
-- The Standing Committee of the lawmaking National Assembly convened a meeting to discuss an amendment to the law on public debt on Monday, during which Minister of Finance Dinh Tien Dung asserted that the government would not repay debts borrowed by state-run enterprises.
-- Professor Phan Huy Le, a seasoned Vietnamese historian and honorary chairman of the Vietnam Association of Historical Sciences, was on Monday honored by the French Academy of Inscriptions and Fine Letters for his profound research career and contribution to the preservation of historical and cultural Vietnamese heritage.
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