Good morning from Tuoi Tre News! Politics -- Vietnam’s spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang at a press briefing on Thursday demanded that China, as a major regional and global power, should “act responsibly and constructively” in the safeguarding of peace and stability in the East Vietnam Sea, in response to a question on the U.S. Department of Defense’ denouncement of China’s elevated construction and militarization on Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago. Society -- While many ongoing mega projects in Vietnam are slowed down due to insufficient capital allocation, as many as VND198,379 billion (US$8.74 billion) in approved government budget is facing difficulty for disbursement as a result of red tapes, Minister of Planning and Investment Nguyen Chi Dung said at a Q&A session on Thursday. -- Twenty-three municipalities and provinces … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – June 16
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Good morning from Tuoi Tre News! Politics -- China’s construction of aircraft hangars on three islands belonging to Vietnam’s Truong Sa (Spratly) Archipelago in the East Vietnam Sea is a serious negligence of international laws, Pham Ngoc Minh Trang, a UK-based expert in international laws, said in a piece to Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper. Society -- Vietnamese Minister of Transport Truong Quang Nghia on Thursday asserted the urgency of constructing Long Thanh International Airport in Dong Nai Province, as he said the overloaded Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City will have no more space for expansion by 2022, despite an adjacent 175ha area being home to a luxury golf course. -- A 7.9-kilometer sewer system is being installed in Ho Chi Minh City, upon the completion of which sewage in District 2 and Nhieu Loc – Thi Nghe area will be removed of pollutants before being … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – June 9
Good morning from Tuoi Tre News! Politics -- Vietnamese PM Nguyen Xuan Phuc on Thursday successfully concluded his three-day visit to the U.S. with the release of a joint statement with U.S. President Donald Trump highlighting enhanced comprehensive partnership between the two nations -- Vietnamese State President Tran Dai Quang on Thursday received a delegation of U.S. senators led by John McCain, Chair of the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee, as part of the latter’s visit to Vietnam to discuss economic cooperation and elevate efforts to cleanse Vietnam of the defoliant chemical Agent Orange . Society -- Vietnam’s lawmaking National Assembly on Thursday engaged in a heated discussion on whether to clear a golf course and resort complex near Tan Son Nhat International Airport in Ho Chi Minh City to make way for an expansion project amidst growing pressure on the airport’s … [Read more...] about Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – June 2
Dear valued readers, Tuoi Tre News is celebrating its fifth birthday today, June 18. We have been around for five years with a mission of being a news gateway to Vietnam for everyone who wants to know what is happening in the country through accurate, updated news stories published in English. To celebrate this milestone, we have asked readers to tell us what they expect from our website, and what they think needs to be improved. And our call received an enthusiastic reply. We owe you, readers, great appreciation for this. But allow us to first show off our birthday wishes, which kept arriving and overwhelming us over the week. Another heartfelt thank you to all our valued readers. “Congrats. Long may you continue,” Mark McKellar-Harding told us on Facebook, while Graeme Marr hailed our good work and Choat Gemini said she loves Tuoi Tre News and what we are doing. “It's great to find an English publication for news and happenings in Vietnam,” Vickie Le said as she thanked us for … [Read more...] about Happy birthday to us! Thank you for reading Tuoi Tre News!
Editor’s note: Stivi Cooke, an Australian living in the central city of Hoi An, points out things he dislikes about Tuoi Tre News and the type of content it must focus on developing in this piece sent in congratulations on the website's fifth birthday (June 18). It is surprising when I think about it, that I cannot remember when I started writing for Tuoi Tre News. I am sure it was in 2011. I had become somewhat frustrated about education in Vietnam and wanted to write about that and so I began my long association with the newspaper. So this article is quite biased in Tuoi Tre News' favor! Over the last seven years I have scanned the Vietnamese news daily to get a sense of the culture, customs and issues. Research is part of my tactics for understanding people and cultures. I had started out with the more conservative news sites yet needed to know more – something outside the usual reports of progress, economic statistics and grand announcements. Other news outlets … [Read more...] about ‘What I love and hate about Tuoi Tre News’