Tuoitrenews briefs some of the leading stories published today on Vietnamese media:
-- Lieutenant General Luong Cuong, Vice Director of the Vietnam People’s Army (VPA) General Politics Department, has received Major General Yang Xingxi, Political Commissar of China’s Yunnan Military Zone, in a recent meeting Hanoi.
-- State President Truong Tan Sang has received in Hanoi painter George Burchett, son of the late Australian journalist Wilfred Burchett, on his visit in Hanoi to organize the photo exhibition “Wilfred Burchett and Vietnam ” to commemorate the 100th birthday anniversary of the famous war reporter, who was a great friend of Vietnam .
-- The Australian Government was willing to support and share its experience with Vietnam once the country joined the United Nations peacekeeping force and the Vietnam-Australia Defense Strategic Dialogue at deputy ministerial level, according to Australian Ambassador Allaster Cox at a recent meeting with Vietnamese Defense Minister General Phung Quang Thanh in Hanoi.
-- A local in central Nha Trang City has her bag with VND25 million inside stolen by two foreigners who called at her shop to buy 100 plastic bags.
-- Policemen in Central Highlands Dak Lak Province have caught red-handed a local in Buon Ma Thuot transporting 23 cubic meters of valuable log on his truck via Ea Sup District .
-- Law enforcement in the Mekong Delta’s Can Tho City has detained Nguyen Truong Son, chairman of Can Tho People’s Credit Fund, for forging a VND2.9 billion saving book for repaying his debt to Le Thuan Hieu, a local business partner.
-- Vietnamese and Thai officials and experts have shared the latest information on rice production and export situation in their countries as well as the world food prices, according to a recent annual meeting in Chiang Mai, Thailand.
-- The AES-VCM Mong Duong Electricity Ltd Co has kicked off construction of the $2.1 billion Mong Duong 2 Thermal Power Plant, the largest private sector power project implemented under Vietnam’s Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) regulatory form in Vietnam, in the northern Quang Ninh Province.
-- The Vietnam Festival 2011 has been opened at Yoyogi Park in Tokyo under the theme “Beloved Vietnam”.