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Morning Stories Roundup: Building Restoration, Bavarian Folk Music and Turtle Breeding

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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.

Hanoi

- Vietnam's Prime Minister agrees that Hanoi should host the SEA Games in 2021. [Nhan Dan]

- German big band to play Bavarian folk music on Hanoi's pedestrianized streets on August 11. [Vietnam Plus]

- More funding is needed for restoration of historical architecture in and around Hanoi. [Vietnam Plus]

- Vietnamese youth are increasingly likely to live and promote 'greener' lifestyles. [Nhan Dan]

Vietnam

- Northern Vietnam told to brace for more torrential rain. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam welcomes collaboration with China in efforts to breed rare 'sword lake' turtles. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam put on high alert against malicious code attacks. [VnExpress]

Other

- Vietnam tops ASEAN in luring Japanese investment. [VnExpress]

- Hundreds missing in Laos after hydropower dam collapse. [The Guardian]

- Cambodia's ruling party promises to increase education funding ahead of national elections. [VnExpress]

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