Briefs of some of leading news stories published Tuesday (May 28) in Tuoi Tre Newspaper that will be carried today on Tuoitrenews.vn:
— A consular representative of the Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs met representative of the China Embassy in Hanoi on May 26 to deliver a diplomatic note to protest China’s ship to crash on a fishing boat of Vietnam on May 20 and demand the Chinese side to pay compensation for the loss, according to Luong Thanh Nghi, the spokesman of the Vietnam’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
— French cruiser L’Adroit of the French Navy visited Hai Phong Port on May 27 and will stay there till June 1.
— The installment of black box on passenger buses shows the result that a bus drives over the speed limit 22 times a day on average, according to Nguyen Van Huyen – chief inspector of the Ministry of Transport.
— The birth rate in Ho Chi Minh City has returned its gender balance with an average of 106 boys over 100 girls. It is now 112 / 100 across the nation. In 2003 in Ho Chi Minh City, it was 123 / 100.
— District-level police is investigating a corruption case in Huong Vinh Commune in Huong Tra Town of the central province of Thua Thien Hue. It is alleged that authorities of the commune in coordination with several real estate brokers to manipulate the results of an auction of land to illegally pocket billions of dong (VND1 billion = US$48,000).
— The Ministry of Health makes this week a comprehensive check of immunization services across the nation after a scandal of injecting outdated vaccines was revealed.
— The budget deficit of Vietnam is the highest among the Southeast Asian nations, with 3.7 percent in 2009 – 2011, which is three times higher than Indonesia and 1.5 times higher than Thailand, according to the Asian Development Bank. The total public debt of Vietnam rose from 40 percent GDP in 2007 to 56.3 percent in 2010 and is forecast at 55.4 percent in 2012.
— The building of a specific legal frame for the management and development of the southern Phu Quoc Island is still taking place at a low pace, said Nguyen Phong Quang – deputy chief of the Steering Committee for the Southwestern region.
— VNIndex turned green on May 27 after the good news of the establishment of the debt company and the credit package of VND30 trillion (almost US$1.5 billion).
— Fuel import companies in Vietnam are now earning a profit from 430 – 590 dongs a liter of petrol and oil. Excluding its norm profit of 300 dongs per liter, the companies are getting a net profit of 270 dong a liter of petrol, 290 dong a liter of DO oil, 195 dong a liter of kerosene, and 130 dong a kilogram of FO oil.
— The Vietnamese national women’s football team will have long-time training trips in Japan and South Korea to prepare for the Asian Cup finals in May, 2014.