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Morning Stories Roundup: Trade Agreements, Coastal Earthquake and Robotic Arm

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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

- UNESCO launches environment project in Hanoi. [SGGP]

- Hanoi wastewater treatment plant abandoned without use. [VnExpress]

Vietnam

Vietnam to ratify Pacific trade pact next month. [Channel News Asia]

- EU pushes for approval of trade agreement with Vietnam. [ABC-CBN News]

- Vietnam ranks 77th in Global Competitiveness Index. [Dan Tri]

- 3.8 Richter scale earthquake causes scare in Ha Tinh. [Dan Tri]

- Student creates robotic arm for disabled. [Dan Tri]

Other

- Five Vietnamese nationals in Australia part of $2.8mln cannabis operation. [VnExpress]

- South Korea's taxi drivers protest against plans for carpool service. [VnExpress]

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