Read what is in the news today:
— Leaders of Dong Thap proposed establishing a specialized economic zone covering more than 13,000 hectares during the working session of State President Nguyen Xuan Phuc in the Mekong Delta province on Tuesday.
— Statistics on two expressways Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay and Ho Chi Minh City – Trung Luong showed that tire explosions account for 0.94 percent of the total traffic accidents there, according to the Traffic Police Department.
— Some aircraft from Ho Chi Minh City landing at central Quang Nam Province’s Chu Lai Airport have been threatened by laser pointers directly beamed at them, local aviation security authorities have warned.
— Ho Chi Minh City mobilized more than VND4.7 trillion (US$205.5 million) to facilitate the COVID-19 fight and support the poor in 2021, according to the city’s chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front Committee.
— The Supreme People’s Procuracy initiated legal proceedings and issued an arrest warrant against the captain of a drug-related crime investigation team in central Quang Ngai Province on Tuesday for receiving a bribe of VND100 million ($4,373) to ignore a karaoke bar owner’s organizing illegal use of drugs.
— Police in south-central Phu Yen Province ambushed and detained three people at an illicit cannabis farm, confiscating nearly 2,000 illegally-grown cannabis plants and a sports gun on Tuesday.
— Police in the Mekong Delta province of Tra Vinh said on Tuesday that officers are clarifying the denunciation of sexual abuse by a group of alumni against a literature teacher of Nguyen Thien Thanh High School for the Gifted in Tra Vinh City.
— Vietnam concluded their journey at the 2022 FIFA World Cup Asian qualifiers with a surprising 1-1 draw against hosts Japan at Saitama Stadium on Tuesday night.
— Vietnam’s under-23 team lost 0-1 to Uzbekistani counterparts in their third match at the Dubai Cup 2022 friendly tournament in Dubai on Tuesday.