Tuoitrenews briefs some of salient news published today, September 19, on Vietnamese media:
--National Assembly Chairman Nguyen Sinh Hung met representatives of overseas Vietnamese living in six southern Cambodian provinces at the Vietnamese Consulate General in SihanoukVille province on September 18. He spoke highly of great contributions made by OVs in Cambodia during the revolutionary cause under the leadership of the Communist Party of Vietnam.
--The Association for International cancer research finds that there are 82,000 people in Vietnam die of cancer each year, announced in a seminar on cancer held yesterday in Ho Chi Minh City by the The Vietnam Nutrition Association.
-- There will be an independent group of experts, probably including some foreigners, to inspect the new hospital fees, said Pham Luong Son, head of the Social Insurance Agency's board on health and social insurance.
-- Duong Van Thanh (48) in Chau Thanh district, Soc Trang province was shot by two strangers after discovering that they were trying to steal his dog. He died on the way to hospital.
-- Le Duc Giau (28) was chased and seized by police and forest rangers in the central province of Phu Yen for driving in wrong lane and smuggling rare logs on the way from Gia Lai to Tuy Hoa yesterday.
--A seminar was held in Paris on September 17 to further develop trade and industrial cooperation between Vietnamese and French businesses and localities. As part of the L’Humanite Newspaper Festival 2011, the Vietnam-France Economic Seminar was initiated by the Communist Party of Vietnam and the French Communist Party.
-- The Vietnam Festival 2011 opened at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo on Sept. 17 under the theme “Beloved Vietnam”. The organsing board dedicated one booth to sell products made in the areas seriously hit by the disasters such as Asahi city of Chiba prefecture and Fukushima prefecture in northeastern Japan.
-- The Sol Art Choir, who won a gold medal at the Seventh International Johannes Brahms Choir Festival held in Wernigerode (Germany) last July, will perform at 7.30pm tonight at Hanoi’s Opera House.