Read what is in the news today:
— A university freshman has gone missing since February 11 while traveling from south-central Binh Dinh Province to Ho Chi Minh City on a coach to begin his new academic semester.
— A large number of tractor-trailers are stuck at a border gate in Lang Son Province, northern Vietnam due to a slowdown in customs clearance, local authorities said.
— The Ministry of Transport has proposed spending nearly VND20 trillion (US$881.5 million) building the Khanh Hoa – Buon Ma Thuot Expressway from 2023 so that it will be put into operation in 2026.
— A drunk 56-year-old man killed his 54-year-old wife with a knife in south-central Phu Yen Province after she had scolded him for skipping work to drink alcohol with friends. Police arrested him on Sunday.
— Police in northern Tuyen Quang Province initiated legal proceedings against a 23-year-old man on Sunday for copulating with a girl under 16 years old three times before being caught red-handed on the fourth occasion.
— More than one million kindergarteners, elementary students, and sixth graders in Ho Chi Minh City started returning to in-person classes on Monday morning after nine months of remote learning.
— A budget shortfall has threatened a shortage of COVID-19 test kits and sanitizers at several schools in Ho Chi Minh City upon the resumption of offline study that began citywide on Monday morning.
— The Ministry of Information and Communications and the Vietnam Post Corporation (VNPOST) have issued a postage stamp collection marking Valentine’s Day, which falls on February 14 annually, according to the Vietnam News Agency.
— Loic Desriac, the champion of the HTV Cup — which is the annual north-to-south cycling tournament in Vietnam — announced on Sunday his farewell to Bike Life Dong Nai over disagreement in many aspects after spending five years with the Dong Nai Province-based club.