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Morning Stories Roundup: Traffic Congestion Costs Hanoi $1.2 Billion a Year

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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

- Unknown Mortal Orchestra Share Instrumental Album 'IC-01 Hanoi'. [Under the Radar]

- Traffic congestion costs Hanoi USD1.2bn a year. [Dan Tri]

- Sun Symphony Orchestra to perform classics by Mozart and Tchaikovsky in Hanoi. [Dan Tri]

Vietnam

- AFC U-19 Championship: Vietnam bow out with defeat to Korea Republic. [Fox Sports]

- Vietnam aims to become a maritime powerhouse by 2030. [VnExpress]

- New Phong Nha-Ke Bang cave tour launched. [Dan Tri]

- Vietnam drinks its way to being Asia’s third-biggest alcohol consumer: study. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnamese football coach worried about match-fixing at AFF Championship. [VnExpress]

Other

- Swamped with plastic waste: Malaysia struggles as global scrap piles up. [VnExpress]

- Who has been targeted by suspected pipe bomb packages in the US?. [Al Jazeera]

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