Read what is in the news today:
— A 66-year-old man drowned with a married couple after a failed attempt to rescue the latter in a pond of his house in northern Yen Bai Province on Tuesday.
— A barge carrying concrete collided with the girder of the Thai Binh Bridge crossing over the Tra Ly River in northern Thai Binh Province, leaving some cracks on the bridge on Tuesday.
— The People’s Committee of northern Hai Phong City technically opened to traffic the Rao Bridge across the Lach Tray River on Tuesday after building it within 13 months with a total investment of VND2.26 trillion (US$99.8 million).
— The Department of Transport of Ho Chi Minh City announced on Tuesday traffic flow adjustments on some routes in District 1 and District 3 from Friday through February 16 to serve the train operation at the Saigon Railway Station and organize the Lunar New Year celebration activities.
— Vietnam received 4,000,230 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine donated by Germany via the international vaccine sharing platform COVAX on Tuesday.
— The ASEAN+3 Macroeconomic Research Office (AMRO) has estimated that Vietnam’s economy will grow by 7.5 percent this year, after posting a modest growth of 2.6 percent in 2021 due to COVID-19.
— Tan Thanh border gate, a major link for the exportation of fruits and agricultural products from Vietnam to China in northern Lang Son Province, officially reopened on Tuesday after more than a month of suspension for COVID-19 prevention.
— Over 8,500 foreign tourists had travelled to Vietnam under the pilot program to resume international tourism as of January 23, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.
— The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has issued a document allowing kindergarteners and first to sixth graders to resume offline studying from February 14 on a voluntary basis given approvals from their parents.
— Cable car routes at Ba Den Mountain, an attraction in southern Tay Ninh Province, have reopened to visitors starting Wednesday, after a long time of suspension due to COVID-19, according to its operator – Sun World BaDen Mountain.