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NA Standing Committee convenes 22nd session

The 22nd session of the Standing Committee of the 14th National Assembly started in Hanoi on March 12, news website Vietnamplus reports.

The committee is discussing the draft laws on amendments and supplements to some articles of the Education Law and the Higher Education Law, the draft Law on Measurement and Map, the amended draft Law on Competition and the draft Law on Special Administrative-Economic Regions.

The submission of three draft laws, including the Law on Coast Guard, the Urban Development and Management Law, and the amended draft Law on Anti-Corruption will be postponed due to the lack of comments from some authorities, heard the sessio on March 12.

The NA Standing Committee will also look into the draft Law on Measurement and Mapping.

Central Group opens first Hello Beauty store in Vietnam

Central Group Vietnam has opened the first Hello Beauty store selling health and beauty products.

The store, which covers 400 square meters at Big C Thang Long supermarket in Hanoi, stocks over 3,000 products of domestic and foreign brands.

Central Group Vietnam, a subsidiary of Thailand’s Central Group, was founded in mid-2011. It is operating more than 200 commercial centers and stores nationwide, and two online shopping channels.

Jetstar Pacific to reopen Hanoi-Quy Nhon service

Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific has announced it will resume a domestic air route between Hanoi City and Quy Nhon City in Binh Dinh Province to meet the increasing travel demand in summer.

The airline will conduct five flights per week from June 1 to August 19, 2018, with the flying time of one hour and 35 minutes.

Jetstar Pacific has also launched a promotion called “Hello Summer”, with ticket prices starting from only VND48,000 on 18 domestic air routes, from VND88,000 on international routes Hanoi-Guangzhou and HCMC-Guangzhou, and from VND348,000 for Hanoi-Hong Kong flights.

Relevant agencies cooperate to protect Vietnamese trainee

The Japan, Europe and Southeast Asia Division of the Department of Overseas Labor will cooperate with relevant agencies to investigate a case involving a Vietnamese trainee who alleged he was duped into cleanup work in areas devastated by the 2011 nuclear disaster in the Japanese prefecture of Fukushima, said Nguyen Truong Giang, head of the division.

According to the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan, the Japanese Ministry of Justice and the Tokyo-based Zentoitsu Workers Union said they are willing to cooperate with the Vietnamese side to investigate the case and protect the trainee’s legitimate rights.

The 24-year-old said he was supposed to conduct dismantling and public engineering work, but was instead tasked with cleanup work in contaminated areas in Fukushima, which exposed him to radiation, according to Phap Luat newspaper.

Le Phuoc Hoai Bao back to work

Le Phuoc Hoai Bao, who was suspended from office and dismissed from the post of director of the Department of Planning and Investment of Quang Nam Province, has got back to work as an employee at the department, according to Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper.

Bao was disciplined for being dishonest on his profile and application when he was nominated by his father Le Phuoc Thanh, former Party secretary of Quang Nam Province, to the executive board of the provincial Communist Party Committee.

He was also found to lack a sense of discipline, violate the Party’s regulations and be absent from the Party’s mandatory activities.

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