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After Heatwaves and Wildfires, Central Vietnam Faces Historic Saltwater Intrusion

Heatwaves and droughts have resulted in worrisome salt levels in freshwater supplies that is seriously impacting agriculture and tourism sectors.

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New Proposal Calls on Hanoi Businesses to Ditch Plastic Bags

A new proposal submitted by Hanoi authorities late last month calls on businesses involved in the production of plastic bags to drastically adjust their output.

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From 2020, Vietnam to Increase Regional Minimum Wage by 5.5%

The new minimum wage will go into effect from January 1, 2020.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Woman Finds Family 24 Years After Being Trafficked to China

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

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Tickets for Hanoi’s Formula One Race Go on Sale Today

With just eight months to go until Vietnam’s first-ever Formula One Grand Prix, construction of the racecourse is underway and, as of today, tickets for the event are officially on sale.

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High-Speed Railway Connecting Bangkok to China in the Works

The modern bullet train system will take Bangkokians to Laos and China from Bang Sue.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Hanoi Observatory Opens for Lunar Eclipse Viewers

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

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Hanoi Authorities Earmark Over $5m for Reducing Poverty

As part of an ongoing drive to minimize poverty in the capital and reduce the number of poor households to zero by the end of this year, Hanoi authorities have outlined a set of funding for initiatives aiming to help the city’s most vulnerable people.

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Morning Stories Roundup: World Renowned Vietnamese Mathematician Dies at 92

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from the capital, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

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Vietnam's Economic Growth Predicted to Reach 7% in 2019

Growth could reach 7% for 2019, according to economic experts from the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research.

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At 96.2m Citizens, Vietnam Is the World's 15th-Most Populated Country

Over the last decade, Vietnam witnessed its population grow by 10.4 million.

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