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Breakfast @ Tien Phong News — December 28

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Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:

Politics

— Vietnam’s second sapper unit for United Nations peacekeeping operations stepped out at a ceremony held by the Ministry of National Defense in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Society

— Authorities in Nha Trang City under Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam said on Tuesday that they have imposed a VND2 million (US$85) fine on a street hawker, who had been filmed pouring leftover broth from a bowl eaten by a customer into a stock pot supposedly for reselling.

— Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has approved a plan to increase Vietnam’s rates of clean water use in urban areas to 95 percent and in rural areas to 65 percent by 2025.

— A survey conducted on 3,480 minors by the psychology faculty of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Education showed that 37.04 percent of the participants are at risk of self-destruction.

Education

— About 2.45 million people enrolled in vocational schools across Vietnam in 2022, exceeding the year’s target by 17 percent, according to the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training under the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs.

Business

— Vietnam imported about 1,000 metric tons of gold from 1991 to 2012, of which 800 metric tons was consumed in Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon Jewellery Association said at a conference on Tuesday afternoon.

— Vietnam’s aquatic exports are projected to hit $11 billion in 2022, the Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said at a conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Lifestyle 

— The Sa Dec City Tourism Week and the 2023 Spring Flower Festival are scheduled to take place in Sa Dec City, located in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, from January 6 to 13, authorities announced at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

— A recent study by the U.K. luxury holiday company Destination2 rounded up naming Nha Trang beach in Khanh Hoa Province and Vung Tau beach in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province among the 10 most popular beach destinations in the world, according to the Vietnam Government Portal.

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Read what is in the news in Vietnam today:

Politics

— Vietnam’s second sapper unit for United Nations peacekeeping operations stepped out at a ceremony held by the Ministry of National Defense in Hanoi on Tuesday.

Society

— Authorities in Nha Trang City under Khanh Hoa Province, south-central Vietnam said on Tuesday that they have imposed a VND2 million (US$85) fine on a street hawker, who had been filmed pouring leftover broth from a bowl eaten by a customer into a stock pot supposedly for reselling.

— Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam has approved a plan to increase Vietnam’s rates of clean water use in urban areas to 95 percent and in rural areas to 65 percent by 2025.

— A survey conducted on 3,480 minors by the psychology faculty of the Ho Chi Minh City University of Education showed that 37.04 percent of the participants are at risk of self-destruction.

Education

— About 2.45 million people enrolled in vocational schools across Vietnam in 2022, exceeding the year’s target by 17 percent, according to the Directorate of Vocational Education and Training under the Ministry of Labor, War Invalids, and Social Affairs.

Business

— Vietnam imported about 1,000 metric tons of gold from 1991 to 2012, of which 800 metric tons was consumed in Ho Chi Minh City, the Saigon Jewellery Association said at a conference on Tuesday afternoon.

— Vietnam’s aquatic exports are projected to hit $11 billion in 2022, the Vietnam Directorate of Fisheries under the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development said at a conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Lifestyle 

— The Sa Dec City Tourism Week and the 2023 Spring Flower Festival are scheduled to take place in Sa Dec City, located in the Mekong Delta province of Dong Thap, from January 6 to 13, authorities announced at a press conference on Tuesday afternoon.

— A recent study by the U.K. luxury holiday company Destination2 rounded up naming Nha Trang beach in Khanh Hoa Province and Vung Tau beach in southern Ba Ria-Vung Tau Province among the 10 most popular beach destinations in the world, according to the Vietnam Government Portal.

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Heatwave to hit north-central, northern Vietnam this week

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A heatwave is forecast to hit north-central Vietnamese provinces starting Tuesday before expanding to northern localities.

The heatwave will affect the localities from Thanh Hoa Province to Thua Thien-Hue Province from Tuesday to Saturday, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

The highest temperatures will be around 35-37 degrees Celsius during this period.

Humidity will be quite low, about 35-50 percent.

The weather pattern poses a high risk of fires and explosions in residential areas as well as bushfires.

It can also cause dehydration, exhaustion, and heatstroke when people are exposed to high temperatures for a long time.

The hot weather will also hit the Red River Delta as well as northern Son La and Hoa Binh Provinces from Wednesday to Friday, with the average highs around 35-37 degrees Celsius.

In central and south-central provinces, the highest temperatures will be 34-36 degrees Celsius, while humidity will be between 45 and 55 percent.

Meanwhile, the ongoing hot weather in southern Vietnam will continue over the next few days.

The average highs will be 35-37 degrees Celsius, and humidity about 40-50 percent.

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A heatwave is forecast to hit north-central Vietnamese provinces starting Tuesday before expanding to northern localities.

The heatwave will affect the localities from Thanh Hoa Province to Thua Thien-Hue Province from Tuesday to Saturday, according to the National Center for Hydro-meteorological Forecasting.

The highest temperatures will be around 35-37 degrees Celsius during this period.

Humidity will be quite low, about 35-50 percent.

The weather pattern poses a high risk of fires and explosions in residential areas as well as bushfires.

It can also cause dehydration, exhaustion, and heatstroke when people are exposed to high temperatures for a long time.

The hot weather will also hit the Red River Delta as well as northern Son La and Hoa Binh Provinces from Wednesday to Friday, with the average highs around 35-37 degrees Celsius.

In central and south-central provinces, the highest temperatures will be 34-36 degrees Celsius, while humidity will be between 45 and 55 percent.

Meanwhile, the ongoing hot weather in southern Vietnam will continue over the next few days.

The average highs will be 35-37 degrees Celsius, and humidity about 40-50 percent.

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Vietnamese couple cited for performing scooter stunts on mountain pass

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A Vietnamese married couple had their scooter seized by police officers and will face punishment for performing acrobatics while riding at a dangerous bend on Hai Van Mountain Pass in central Vietnam.

Police officers in Phu Loc District, central Thua Thien-Hue Province said on Monday afternoon that they determined the couple in question include Nguyen The A., 35, and Nguyen Thi Kim Ng., 24, both of whom are local residents.

A 30-second video capturing A. and Ng.’s daredevil stunts circulated on social media on Sunday.

This supplied photo shows Nguyen Thi Kim Ng.’s scooter being seized by police officers in Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam.

This supplied photo shows Nguyen Thi Kim Ng.’s scooter being seized by police officers in Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam.

In the video, Ng. carried A. on the scooter while both were not wearing helmets at a double-hairpin bend on Hai Van Mountain Pass, which connects Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang City.

Then, A., from the passenger seat, leaned forward and held the handlebars to steer the scooter while his left leg was still left in the footrest for the back seat and the right leg was stretched out on the vehicle.

At that time, there were many vehicles running on Hai Van Mountain Pass, with some motorcyclists worried about the couple’s performance and pulling over to the side of the road for their safety.

A bird’s-eye view of a dangerous bend where reckless riders often show off their riding skills on Hai Van Mountain Pass in central Vietnam. Photo: T. Tri / Tien Phong

A bird’s-eye view of a dangerous bend where reckless riders often show off their riding skills on Hai Van Mountain Pass in central Vietnam. Photo: T. Tri / Tien Phong

The video drew the attention of police officers and prompted an investigation, which resulted in Phu Loc District officers’ summoning A. and Ng. to the police station. 

 According to their testimony, A. and Ng. are husband and wife and the scooter with the plate number 75K1-510.16 they used in the video is registered to Ng. at the district’s police office. 

The couple performed the acrobatics after they and a group of friends had just returned from bathing in a stream near Hai Van Mountain Pass.

A young man shows off his skill of steering a motorbike with no hands at the slope of a dangerous bend on Hai Van Mountain Pass in central Vietnam. Photo: T. Tri / Tien Phong

A young man shows off his skill of steering a motorbike with no hands at the slope of a dangerous bend on Hai Van Mountain Pass in central Vietnam. Photo: T. Tri / Tien Phong

The incident was recorded by a person at the site and posted on social media.

Phu Loc police officers seized Ng.’s scooter and handed the case over to their colleagues in Da Nang’s Lien Chieu District, where the bend is located, to handle the couple in accordance with the law for their dangerous and unsafe behavior on the street.

The 24km scenic and twisty road of Hai Van Mountain Pass is always a favorite of motorbike adventurers, with many reckless riders often showing off their riding skills there.

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A Vietnamese married couple had their scooter seized by police officers and will face punishment for performing acrobatics while riding at a dangerous bend on Hai Van Mountain Pass in central Vietnam.

Police officers in Phu Loc District, central Thua Thien-Hue Province said on Monday afternoon that they determined the couple in question include Nguyen The A., 35, and Nguyen Thi Kim Ng., 24, both of whom are local residents.

A 30-second video capturing A. and Ng.’s daredevil stunts circulated on social media on Sunday.

This supplied photo shows Nguyen Thi Kim Ng.’s scooter being seized by police officers in Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam.

This supplied photo shows Nguyen Thi Kim Ng.’s scooter being seized by police officers in Phu Loc District, Thua Thien-Hue Province, Vietnam.

In the video, Ng. carried A. on the scooter while both were not wearing helmets at a double-hairpin bend on Hai Van Mountain Pass, which connects Thua Thien-Hue and Da Nang City.

Then, A., from the passenger seat, leaned forward and held the handlebars to steer the scooter while his left leg was still left in the footrest for the back seat and the right leg was stretched out on the vehicle.

At that time, there were many vehicles running on Hai Van Mountain Pass, with some motorcyclists worried about the couple’s performance and pulling over to the side of the road for their safety.

A bird’s-eye view of a dangerous bend where reckless riders often show off their riding skills on Hai Van Mountain Pass in central Vietnam. Photo: T. Tri / Tien Phong

A bird’s-eye view of a dangerous bend where reckless riders often show off their riding skills on Hai Van Mountain Pass in central Vietnam. Photo: T. Tri / Tien Phong

The video drew the attention of police officers and prompted an investigation, which resulted in Phu Loc District officers’ summoning A. and Ng. to the police station. 

 According to their testimony, A. and Ng. are husband and wife and the scooter with the plate number 75K1-510.16 they used in the video is registered to Ng. at the district’s police office. 

The couple performed the acrobatics after they and a group of friends had just returned from bathing in a stream near Hai Van Mountain Pass.

A young man shows off his skill of steering a motorbike with no hands at the slope of a dangerous bend on Hai Van Mountain Pass in central Vietnam. Photo: T. Tri / Tien Phong

A young man shows off his skill of steering a motorbike with no hands at the slope of a dangerous bend on Hai Van Mountain Pass in central Vietnam. Photo: T. Tri / Tien Phong

The incident was recorded by a person at the site and posted on social media.

Phu Loc police officers seized Ng.’s scooter and handed the case over to their colleagues in Da Nang’s Lien Chieu District, where the bend is located, to handle the couple in accordance with the law for their dangerous and unsafe behavior on the street.

The 24km scenic and twisty road of Hai Van Mountain Pass is always a favorite of motorbike adventurers, with many reckless riders often showing off their riding skills there.

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Public toilets cause for concern in Hanoi

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The seriously-degraded, stinky state of public toilets has become an affliction for people in Hanoi, which has about 400 public bathrooms serving a population of more than 8.3 million.

Using public toilets has become a nightmare for people and tourists in the Vietnamese capital city.

At My Dinh Bus Station, one of the biggest bus depots in Hanoi handling thousands of passengers every day, many public toilets are overgrown with wild plants as observed by Tien Phong (Youth) newspaper reporters.

A public toilet is overgrown with wild plants on Nguyen Hoang Street in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A public toilet is overgrown with wild plants on Nguyen Hoang Street in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

At the back of one of those bathrooms on Nguyen Hoang Street, a beverage stall has been established.

Inside the bathroom, there are two toilet compartments for males and females, with one of them being closed, accompanied by an overpowering stench.

In that sole operational toilet compartment, one broken urinal was unusable and sealed with a plastic bag.

A urinal is sealed with a plastic bag inside a public toilet in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A urinal is sealed with a plastic bag inside a public toilet in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

The handle to flush the toilet was missing and the hand wash basin was not working.

After using the toilet, people have to use a bucket to pour water into it.

Despite all of those problems, toilet users are expected to give an employee stationed there from VND3,000 (US$0.13) to VND5,000 ($0.21) after every use.

A man relieves himself outside a public toilet at My Dinh Bus Station in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A man relieves himself outside a public toilet at My Dinh Bus Station in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

The Tien Phong reporters witnessed the same situation at another public toilet along Trich Sai Street in Tay Ho District.

“This toilet is completely free, users don’t have to pay anything,” said Lieu, a sanitation worker there.

On the same street, a different public toilet designed with four stalls was closed on Sunday afternoon. 

A public toilet on Trich Sai Street in Tay Ho District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A public toilet on Trich Sai Street in Tay Ho District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

According to a staff member, the toilet has just been repaired and cannot be used yet.

“There are really very few public toilets around this large West Lake,” said Nguyen Anh Minh after using a public toilet near the lake. 

“I had to go a long way before finding one here, but its quality is very poor as the inside is smelly and dirty. 

A public toilet is closed on Trich Sai Street in Tay Ho District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A public toilet is closed on Trich Sai Street in Tay Ho District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

“I was reluctant to use it but I had no choice.

“After using it, I think I feel sick.”

As counted by Tien Phong, there are only two public toilets around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, insufficient for the large number of visitors to the top tourist attraction in the capital city. 

A public toilet around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A public toilet around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

The outside of those two public toilets looked quite modern and new, but the inside smelled strongly and one of the doors was also broken.

People often have to get in line for their turn to use the restrooms.

“I find the smell here unpleasant and the number of people with demand are high,” said Hoang Hai Yen, 21. 

A door is broken at a public toilet around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A door is broken at a public toilet around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

“Every time I step into similar public toilets across Hanoi, I feel disgusted.

“I hope Hanoi will build more public toilets in tourist destinations for residents and tourists to use.

“Moreover, public toilets need to be deodorized and cleaned more often.”

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The seriously-degraded, stinky state of public toilets has become an affliction for people in Hanoi, which has about 400 public bathrooms serving a population of more than 8.3 million.

Using public toilets has become a nightmare for people and tourists in the Vietnamese capital city.

At My Dinh Bus Station, one of the biggest bus depots in Hanoi handling thousands of passengers every day, many public toilets are overgrown with wild plants as observed by Tien Phong (Youth) newspaper reporters.

A public toilet is overgrown with wild plants on Nguyen Hoang Street in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A public toilet is overgrown with wild plants on Nguyen Hoang Street in Nam Tu Liem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

At the back of one of those bathrooms on Nguyen Hoang Street, a beverage stall has been established.

Inside the bathroom, there are two toilet compartments for males and females, with one of them being closed, accompanied by an overpowering stench.

In that sole operational toilet compartment, one broken urinal was unusable and sealed with a plastic bag.

A urinal is sealed with a plastic bag inside a public toilet in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A urinal is sealed with a plastic bag inside a public toilet in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

The handle to flush the toilet was missing and the hand wash basin was not working.

After using the toilet, people have to use a bucket to pour water into it.

Despite all of those problems, toilet users are expected to give an employee stationed there from VND3,000 (US$0.13) to VND5,000 ($0.21) after every use.

A man relieves himself outside a public toilet at My Dinh Bus Station in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A man relieves himself outside a public toilet at My Dinh Bus Station in Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

The Tien Phong reporters witnessed the same situation at another public toilet along Trich Sai Street in Tay Ho District.

“This toilet is completely free, users don’t have to pay anything,” said Lieu, a sanitation worker there.

On the same street, a different public toilet designed with four stalls was closed on Sunday afternoon. 

A public toilet on Trich Sai Street in Tay Ho District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A public toilet on Trich Sai Street in Tay Ho District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

According to a staff member, the toilet has just been repaired and cannot be used yet.

“There are really very few public toilets around this large West Lake,” said Nguyen Anh Minh after using a public toilet near the lake. 

“I had to go a long way before finding one here, but its quality is very poor as the inside is smelly and dirty. 

A public toilet is closed on Trich Sai Street in Tay Ho District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A public toilet is closed on Trich Sai Street in Tay Ho District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

“I was reluctant to use it but I had no choice.

“After using it, I think I feel sick.”

As counted by Tien Phong, there are only two public toilets around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, insufficient for the large number of visitors to the top tourist attraction in the capital city. 

A public toilet around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A public toilet around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

The outside of those two public toilets looked quite modern and new, but the inside smelled strongly and one of the doors was also broken.

People often have to get in line for their turn to use the restrooms.

“I find the smell here unpleasant and the number of people with demand are high,” said Hoang Hai Yen, 21. 

A door is broken at a public toilet around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

A door is broken at a public toilet around Hoan Kiem Lake in Hoan Kiem District, Hanoi. Photo: Pham Tuan / Tien Phong

“Every time I step into similar public toilets across Hanoi, I feel disgusted.

“I hope Hanoi will build more public toilets in tourist destinations for residents and tourists to use.

“Moreover, public toilets need to be deodorized and cleaned more often.”

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