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Vietnam's Average Income Will Quadruple to $10,000 in 2030, Report Predicts

Vietnam joins several other Asian nations with expected economic growth rates of around 7% for the next decade according to a recent Standard Chartered report. 

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74% of Vietnam's Garment Workers Earn Below Global Living Wage: Study

A recently-published Oxfam study looks at Vietnamese garment workers' wages and living conditions.

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Infrastructure Strains Flush Polluted Water Straight Into Vietnam's Beaches

Waste treatment infrastructures unable to contend with increased sewage from tourism and development projects means pollution is overwhelming some of Vietnam's most famous beaches including those in Da Nang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc. 

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Vietnam Is Among Top 5 Countries That Watch YouTube the Most

Thanks to high rates of smartphone ownership, the video streaming platform has proven quite popular in Vietnam.

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Vietnam to Have Mandatory Sexual Abuse Prevention Classes for First Graders

Elementary schools across the country will provide mandatory classes to educate students on how to avoid and report sexual abuse.

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Plan to Rebuild 134-Year-Old Nam Dinh Cathedral Sparks Public Outcry

One of the oldest, most impressive cathedrals in Nam Dinh Province is about to be rebuilt due to disrepair.

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Vietnamese Suspect in Kim Jong-Nam Murder Case Is Freed

Doan Thi Huong, the Vietnamese suspect in the Kim Jong-nam assassination case who spent nearly three years in a Malaysian prison, was released this morning.

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As Vietnam Restricts Waste Imports, Plastic Scrap Finds Next Under-Regulated Victim

A new report by environmental NGO Greenpeace shows the ugly truth behind the “musical chairs” game countries are playing in the global plastic waste trade.

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Vietnam Breaks All-Time High Temperature Record as Heat Bakes Nation

The searing heat has occurred much earlier than when it usually arrives.

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Hai Phong to Build Vietnam's First Road Made From Recycled Plastic

In an attempt to lessen Vietnam’s alarming rates of plastic waste, reduce pressure on landfills and increase sustainability, Hai Phong plans to begin using recycled plastic to create roads.

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Female Garment Factory Workers in Vietnam Face Widespread Physical, Sexual Abuse, Study Shows

A new study interviewed 736 female Vietnamese garment workers to gain insights into the extent of abuse these women are facing.

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