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Morning Stories Roundup: Overpass Opens, Eco-Bricks, and Mekong Delta Sinking

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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

An Duong-Thanh Nien overpass opens to traffic. [Vietnam News]

- Hanoi’s young volunteers exchange books for plastic waste to make eco-bricks. [Vietnam Plus]

- The National Hospital of Tropical Diseases is offering 6,500 free hepatitis B tests. [Vietnam Plus]

Vietnam

- Vinh Airport to receive $13.2 million upgrade. [Dan Tri]

- Vietnam fined USD12,500 after football fans use flares at Asiad 2018. [Dan Tri]

- Mekong Delta sinking as groundwater gets depleted. [VnExpress]

Other

- South Korea allows illegal Vietnamese workers to return. [VnExpress]

- Thailand arrests two smugglers of tiger body parts en route to Vietnam. [VnExpress]

- Woman who bought shredded Banksy artwork will go through with purchase. [The Guardian]

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