Briefs of some of leading news stories published Tuesday (July 17) in Tuoi Tre Newspaper that will be carried today on Tuoitrenews.vn:
-- Vietnam yesterday announced 13 laws and 2 resolutions that were approved by the 13th National Assembly early this month. They include Maritime Law, Water Resources Law, and Advertisement Law. The Maritime Law asserts the sovereignty of Vietnam over the two archipelagos Hoang Sa (Paracel) and Truong Sa (Spratly).
-- APEC Business Advisory Council opened its third meeting this year in Ho Chi Minh City on Monday to compile suggestions, reports and content of discussions at the APEC Summit to be held in September in Vladivostok, Russia.
-- Ho Chi Minh City authorities and World Bank’s country director for Vietnam, Ms. Victoria Kwakwa have agreed to build three bridges crossing Nhieu Loc Canal worth US$30-40 million. The bridges are Cau Bong, Cau Kieu and Le Van Si.
-- Authorities of the central province Binh Thuan will send their reports to the central government and the Secretariat of Vietnam Communist Party Committee about Chinese man named Zhong Heng Shan, who illegally bought 100 hectares of farming land.
-- Vietnam destroyed 380,000 square meters of marijuana farms in the 2011-12 season, which is cultivated in the northern region including provinces Son La, Dien Bien, Lai Chau, Nghe An and Phu Tho. In the previous season, 330,000 square meters of marijuana farms had been destroyed.
-- The annual flood season has started in the Mekong Delta region of Vietnam when water level in the riverheads of Tien and Hau rivers has kept on going up, in some places it averagely rises by 2-5 cm a day.
-- Vietnam police will launch its second campaign this year to attack crimes all over the nation in a bid to reduce 10 percent of crimes committed. The campaign lasts from July 16 – September 16. The third and last one is estimated to be held around the lunar New Year festival 2013.
-- Governor of the State Bank of Vietnam, Nguyen Van Binh will take the hot seat at a meeting of the Standing Committee of the National Assembly in mid-August to answer deputies’ questions about bad debts in Vietnam.
-- Vietnam’s exporting labor saw a reduction of 6,000 workers in the first six months this year, according to the Department of Overseas Labor under the Ministry of Labor, Invalids and Social Affairs. Vietnam sent 40,115 workers abroad in the first six months this year, down 6,248 workers against the same period last year.
-- High schools across Vietnam have announced their ‘landmark’ point for recruiting new students for the coming academic year to start in September.
-- Vietnam’s martial arts Vovinam will make its debut official competition at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games 27 to be hosted in Myanmar in 2013, according to Vo Danh Hai – general secretary of the World Vovinam Federation (WVVF).