Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – May 12

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Politics

-- Over 200 delegates who are members of parliaments of 24 countries in the Asia-Pacific region gathered in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday for a three-day climate change conference co-organized by Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly and the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) as part of the two’s continuing efforts to implement the Sustainable Development Goals.

-- Mahn Win Khaing Than, speaker of Myanmar’s lawmaking Assembly of the Union, paid a courtesy visit to Ho Chi Minh City’s newly appointed Party chief Nguyen Thien Nhan on Thursday during the former’s visit to the southern Vietnamese metropolis to enhance bilateral ties.

Society

-- Dinh La Thang, former Party chief of Ho Chi Minh City who has been dismissed from his post for multiple acts of financial misconduct committed while steering a state-run company in 2009-11, will be representing northern Thanh Hoa Province in the lawmaking National Assembly after assuming his new role as the deputy chairman of the Central Economics Committee.

-- Recent land collapse in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap has been found to have been caused by excessive sand mining in the Tien River, the main northern branch of the Mekong River, according to field survey results announced by the Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on Thursday.

-- Certain handicapped people will be allowed to sit the test to acquire a car driving license, according to a new circular issued by Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport that will take effect in June.

Business

-- The Ministry of Finance has requested government investigation into 60 projects developed by state-owned enterprises to transform 834,000 square meters of production land across Vietnam into office buildings, shopping malls and condominiums, which are suspected of having caused losses to the state budget.

-- Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said on Thursday during a secluded meeting with the tourism association of central Da nang City that it would not amend the controversial land and construction planning for Son Tra Peninsula, which had been criticized for excessive destruction of forests.

-- The administration of southern Can Tho City is planning to encourage airlines to open new flight routes connecting the city with other destinations by using the city’s budget to make up for initial losses of operating the routes

-- Five mobile service providers in Vietnam on Thursday signed an agreement to work closely on eliminating spam text messages, with elevated measures against the act slated to be imposed starting July.

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