​​Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 19

Check out the news you should not miss today, Jan 19: Politics — Russian Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu will visit Vietnam from January 23 to 24, followed by the three-day visit of U.S. Defense Secretary James Martin from January 24, according to the Vietnamese Ministry of National Defense. Society — The People’s Committee of the Central Highlands of Dak Lak has proposed a plan to produce biomass electricity in the province from agricultural and domestic waste, with the expected total capacity of 112.50MW in 2016-20 and a vision for 2030. — During the last 20 days, Hanoi market watchdogs have discovered two batches of ingredients of unknown origin for making milk tea, a favorite beverage of many young Vietnamese. — Despite a ban, several stores in Ho Chi Minh City are still selling illegal firecrackers, a lawbreaking behavior that can cost them up to VND3 billion (US$132,000) in fines or up to 15 years in jail. — The Hanoi Department of Culture and Sports on Thursday confirmed there would be no windsurfing on Hoan Kiem Lake, amid rumor that the department was discussing plans to organize performing activities, including windsurfing, on the lake. Business — Vietnam ranks second on the list of the 10 biggest countries in footwear exporting in 2017, with 1.02 billion pairs of shoes, accounting 7.4 percent of global supply, according to the Vietnam Leather, Footwear and Handbag Association. — Vietnamese nutrition company Nutifood on Thursday signed a contract with U.S. Food Products Supplier Delori to produce ready-to-drink Pedia Plus, a nutrient for children with… [Read full story]


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