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Weekend Stories Roundup: Vinfast Inaugurates Electric Scooter Manufacturing Plant in Haiphong

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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

- Hanoi permitted to collect fees in congested areas. [Vietnam Net]

- Couple in a car fished out of Hanoi river. [VnExpress]

Hanoi's colonial-era railway doubles as selfie hotspot. [Channel News Asia]

Vietnam

- VietJet orders 50 more Airbus aircraft. [Dan Tri]

- South African teacher dies in northern Vietnam accident. [VnExpress]

- Saigon hotel catches fire, foreign guests panic. [VnExpress]

- Vinfast inaugurates eScooter manufacturing plant in Hai Phong. [SGGP]

Other

- Vietnamese woman pays heavy price for carrying quail embryos into Singapore. [VnExpress]

- Southeast Asia passes China in luring Japanese staff and money. [Nikkei Asian Review]

- Japan expects acceptance of 40,000 foreign workers in first year of proposed new visas rules. [Japan Times]

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