Saigoneer | News https://saigoneer.com/ Wed, 24 Jul 2019 06:06:13 GMT FeedCreator 1.8.0-dev (info@mypapit.net) Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Airlines Launches Da Nang–Busan Air Route http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/17017-morning-stories-roundup-vietnam-airlines-launches-da-nang–busan-air-route

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Triet Thai.) Wed, 24 Jul 2019 02:04:15 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/17017-morning-stories-roundup-vietnam-airlines-launches-da-nang–busan-air-route
Two Doctors From Vietnam Among 100 Top Asian Scientists in 2019 http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16991-two-doctors-from-vietnam-among-100-top-asian-scientists-in-2019

Two Vietnamese researchers have been honored in the Asian Scientist 100, an annual listing of the Asia-Pacific region’s excellent researchers, academics and innovators.

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marvinlongdo@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 23 Jul 2019 09:15:04 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16991-two-doctors-from-vietnam-among-100-top-asian-scientists-in-2019
Go-Viet Ups Daily Bonus, but Makes It Harder to Get. Drivers Go on Strike. http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/16993-go-viet-ups-daily-bonus,-but-makes-it-harder-to-get-drivers-go-on-strike

Hundreds of Go-Viet drivers recently surrounded the company's offices in District 3 and 4 to protest recent changes to the ride-hailing company’s policy.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 23 Jul 2019 04:25:53 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/16993-go-viet-ups-daily-bonus,-but-makes-it-harder-to-get-drivers-go-on-strike
Morning Stories Roundup: Demand for Organic Food Soars in HCMC http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16999-morning-stories-roundup-demand-for-organic-food-soars-in-hcmc

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Lee Starnes.) Tue, 23 Jul 2019 02:19:57 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16999-morning-stories-roundup-demand-for-organic-food-soars-in-hcmc
Ancient Kinh Vietnamese Might Hail From Africa Instead of China, Genome Project Shows http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16980-ancient-kinh-vietnamese-might-hail-from-africa-instead-of-china,-genome-project-shows

Results from the project present new evidence supporting past hypotheses that seek to explain the origin of present-day Southeast Asians and Kinh Vietnamese.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 22 Jul 2019 06:20:22 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16980-ancient-kinh-vietnamese-might-hail-from-africa-instead-of-china,-genome-project-shows
Fahasa to Drop Plastic Bags, Use Paper Wrappings Next Month http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16987-fahasa-to-drop-plastic-bags,-use-paper-wrappings-next-month

The most popular Vietnamese bookstore chain recently announced their latest effort to move away from single-use plastic.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 22 Jul 2019 04:13:23 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16987-fahasa-to-drop-plastic-bags,-use-paper-wrappings-next-month
Weekend Stories Roundup: HCMC Records Growth of 7.86% in First Half of 2019 http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16979-weekend-stories-roundup-hcmc-records-growth-of-7-86-in-first-half-of-2019

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Kevin Lee.) Mon, 22 Jul 2019 00:30:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16979-weekend-stories-roundup-hcmc-records-growth-of-7-86-in-first-half-of-2019
Vietnam Suffers Most Offline Cyberattacks in Southeast Asia This Year http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16976-vietnam-suffers-most-offline-cyberattacks-in-southeast-asia-this-year

Offline cyberattacks happen when a user is not connected to the internet and malicious codes can spread through third-party devices such as USB, CD and DVD drives.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 19 Jul 2019 08:04:22 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16976-vietnam-suffers-most-offline-cyberattacks-in-southeast-asia-this-year
Morning Stories Roundup: UN Project Helps Da Nang Develop Sustainable Development Planning http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16975-morning-stories-roundup-un-project-helps-da-nang-develop-sustainable-development-planning

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Lee Starnes.) Fri, 19 Jul 2019 01:26:09 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16975-morning-stories-roundup-un-project-helps-da-nang-develop-sustainable-development-planning
In New Proposal, Saigon Wants to Impose Fee on Cars Entering Downtown http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/16972-in-new-proposal,-saigon-wants-to-impose-fee-on-cars-entering-downtown

The transport department's latest effort to alleviate pollution and encourage public transit usage comes with a US$10.8 million price tag.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 18 Jul 2019 06:17:31 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/16972-in-new-proposal,-saigon-wants-to-impose-fee-on-cars-entering-downtown
Morning Stories Roundup: More Flexible Visa Policies Needed to Boost Vietnam's Tourism http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16970-morning-stories-roundup-more-flexible-visa-policies-needed-to-boost-vietnam-s-tourism

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Brandon Coleman.) Thu, 18 Jul 2019 01:06:06 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16970-morning-stories-roundup-more-flexible-visa-policies-needed-to-boost-vietnam-s-tourism
After Heatwaves and Wildfires, Central Vietnam Faces Historic Saltwater Intrusion http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16968-after-heatwaves-and-wildfires,-central-vietnam-faces-historic-saltwater-intrusion

Heatwaves and droughts have resulted in worrisome salt levels in freshwater supplies that is seriously impacting agriculture and tourism sectors.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 17 Jul 2019 09:23:50 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16968-after-heatwaves-and-wildfires,-central-vietnam-faces-historic-saltwater-intrusion
From 2020, Vietnam to Increase Regional Minimum Wage by 5.5% http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16955-from-2020,-vietnam-increase-regional-minimum-wage-by-5-5

The new minimum wage will go into effect from January 1, 2020.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 17 Jul 2019 03:58:59 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16955-from-2020,-vietnam-increase-regional-minimum-wage-by-5-5
Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Improves Its Position on Sustainable Development Goals http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16964-morning-stories-roundup-vietnam-improves-its-position-on-sustainable-development-goals

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Wed, 17 Jul 2019 02:37:32 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16964-morning-stories-roundup-vietnam-improves-its-position-on-sustainable-development-goals
Saigon's Urban Green Coverage Is Poor, but Little Is Done to Speed up Park Projects http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/16954-saigon-s-urban-green-coverage-is-poor,-but-little-is-done-to-speed-up-park-projects

Saigon currently has 540 million square meters of green space, but the number seems dismal when factoring in the city's population density.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Kevin Lee.) Tue, 16 Jul 2019 03:56:54 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/16954-saigon-s-urban-green-coverage-is-poor,-but-little-is-done-to-speed-up-park-projects
Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam's Solar Power Capacity Reaches 4,464MW http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16959-morning-stories-roundup-vietnam-s-solar-power-capacity-reaches-4,464mw

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Brandon Coleman.) Tue, 16 Jul 2019 02:27:28 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16959-morning-stories-roundup-vietnam-s-solar-power-capacity-reaches-4,464mw
Vietnam's Economic Growth Predicted to Reach 7% in 2019 http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16950-vietnam-s-economic-growth-predicted-to-reach-7-in-2019

Growth could reach 7% for 2019, according to economic experts from the Vietnam Institute for Economic and Policy Research.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 15 Jul 2019 09:38:21 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16950-vietnam-s-economic-growth-predicted-to-reach-7-in-2019
Weekend Stories Roundup: Vietnamese Rice Exporters Look for New Markets http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16948-weekend-stories-roundup-vietnamese-rice-exporters-look-for-new-markets

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Lee Starnes.) Mon, 15 Jul 2019 02:04:43 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16948-weekend-stories-roundup-vietnamese-rice-exporters-look-for-new-markets
At 96.2m Citizens, Vietnam Is the World's 15th-Most Populated Country http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16932-at-96-2m-citizens,-vietnam-is-the-world-s-15th-most-populated-country

Over the last decade, Vietnam witnessed its population grow by 10.4 million.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Sun, 14 Jul 2019 03:25:11 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16932-at-96-2m-citizens,-vietnam-is-the-world-s-15th-most-populated-country
Morning Stories Roundup: HCMC Districts Join Battle With Illegal Sand Miners http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16931-morning-stories-roundup-hcmc-districts-join-battle-with-illegal-sand-miners

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 12 Jul 2019 02:26:57 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16931-morning-stories-roundup-hcmc-districts-join-battle-with-illegal-sand-miners
New Proposal Wants to Reduce Speed of High-Speed Train to Save $33bn http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16926-new-proposal-wants-to-reduce-speed-of-high-speed-train-to-save-$33bn

As a new proposal suggests, by switching the route and reducing speed by 150km/h, the high-speed railway connecting Hanoi and Saigon is estimated to cost just US$26 billion, instead of the initial US$58.7 billion.

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baonhu.vd.2@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 11 Jul 2019 08:30:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16926-new-proposal-wants-to-reduce-speed-of-high-speed-train-to-save-$33bn
Morning Stories Roundup: Woman Arrested for Unintentionally Starting Wildfire in Central Vietnam http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16925-morning-stories-roundup-woman-arrested-for-unintentionally-starting-wildfire-in-central-vietnam

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Lee Starnes.) Thu, 11 Jul 2019 02:14:55 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16925-morning-stories-roundup-woman-arrested-for-unintentionally-starting-wildfire-in-central-vietnam
Morning Stories Roundup: 5G Trials, Nintendo Production and High-Speed Train http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16919-morning-stories-roundup-5g-trials,-nintendo-production-and-high-speed-train

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Brandon Coleman.) Wed, 10 Jul 2019 02:09:14 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16919-morning-stories-roundup-5g-trials,-nintendo-production-and-high-speed-train
South Korean Man Arrested After Clip Showing Beating of Vietnamese Wife Goes Viral http://saigoneer.com/asia-news/16905-south-korean-man-arrested-after-clip-showing-beating-of-vietnamese-wife-goes-viral

The brutal beating, caught on camera, has made national headlines in both Vietnam and South Korea. While the man has been detained, some are worried that this incident represents just the tip of the iceberg.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 09 Jul 2019 08:34:19 GMT http://saigoneer.com/asia-news/16905-south-korean-man-arrested-after-clip-showing-beating-of-vietnamese-wife-goes-viral
Morning Stories Roundup: HCMC Records 5 Dengue Deaths in 6 Months http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16899-morning-stories-roundup-hcmc-records-5-dengue-deaths-in-6-months

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Kevin Lee.) Tue, 09 Jul 2019 00:48:37 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16899-morning-stories-roundup-hcmc-records-5-dengue-deaths-in-6-months
Vietnam Among Top 10 Best Countries for Expats: HSBC Report http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16893-vietnam-among-top-10-best-countries-for-expats-hsbc-report

Switzerland, Singapore and Canada took the top spots in HSBC's Expat 2019 Global Report, which was released last Thursday.

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matatarski@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 08 Jul 2019 15:29:34 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16893-vietnam-among-top-10-best-countries-for-expats-hsbc-report
Da Nang Is the Most Popular Destination for Vietnamese Tourists This Summer http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16892-da-nang-is-the-most-popular-destination-for-vietnamese-tourists-this-summer,-report-says

Agoda, a popular online traveling booking platform, recently published their statistics for the top 10 destinations for Vietnamese tourists in summer 2019.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 08 Jul 2019 05:13:48 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16892-da-nang-is-the-most-popular-destination-for-vietnamese-tourists-this-summer,-report-says
Weekend Stories Roundup: Over 1,500 Blood Units Collected in HCMC Donation Drive http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16890-weekend-stories-roundup-over-1,500-blood-units-collected-in-hcmc-donation-drive

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Brandon Coleman.) Mon, 08 Jul 2019 02:23:20 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16890-weekend-stories-roundup-over-1,500-blood-units-collected-in-hcmc-donation-drive
Jakarta's Own Citizens Are Suing Their Government Over Air Pollution http://saigoneer.com/asia-news/16885-jakarta-s-own-citizens-are-suing-their-government-over-air-pollution

Fed up with air quality that ranks among the worst in the world, 31 Jakarta residents have sued seven Indonesian government bodies — including the presidential office, Jakarta’s gubernatorial office and the Ministry of Environment — hoping to raise awareness and establish tangible changes.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Sat, 06 Jul 2019 04:33:36 GMT http://saigoneer.com/asia-news/16885-jakarta-s-own-citizens-are-suing-their-government-over-air-pollution
HCMC Struggles With Teacher Shortage as New School Year Approaches http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/16884-hcmc-strugges-with-teacher-shortage-as-new-school-year-approaches

Schools in every district of Saigon have been searching for teachers and lecturers since June.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 05 Jul 2019 10:38:57 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/16884-hcmc-strugges-with-teacher-shortage-as-new-school-year-approaches
Morning Stories Roundup: Sugarcane Farmers, Big C and Storm Mun http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16883-morning-stories-roundup-sugarcane-farmers,-big-c-and-storm-mun

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Kevin Lee.) Fri, 05 Jul 2019 00:30:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16883-morning-stories-roundup-sugarcane-farmers,-big-c-and-storm-mun
US Imposes Heavy Tariffs on Steel From Vietnam of South Korea, Taiwan Origins http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16876-us-imposes-heavy-tariffs-on-steel-from-vietnam-of-south-korea,-taiwan-origins

The main targets of the United States' newest tariffs are corrosion-resistant steel products and cold-rolled steel.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 04 Jul 2019 04:28:40 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16876-us-imposes-heavy-tariffs-on-steel-from-vietnam-of-south-korea,-taiwan-origins
Morning Stories Roundup: HCMC Seminar Discusses Service Infrastructure Planning http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16877-morning-stories-roundup-hcmc-seminar-discusses-service-infrastructure-planning

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alexander McMillan.) Thu, 04 Jul 2019 02:15:13 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16877-morning-stories-roundup-hcmc-seminar-discusses-service-infrastructure-planning
Yok Don National Park Welcomes 2 Elephants Freed From Tourist Rides http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16875-yok-don-national-park-welcomes-2-elephants-freed-from-tourist-rides

Good news for Vietnam’s animal lovers!

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 03 Jul 2019 12:27:23 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16875-yok-don-national-park-welcomes-2-elephants-freed-from-tourist-rides
Vietnam, EU Ink Historic Trade Deal That Reduces 99% of Bilateral Tariffs http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16855-vietnam,-eu-ink-historic-trade-deal-that-reduces-99-of-bilateral-tariffs

The deal, which slashes 99% of tariffs between the two sides, represents the first such agreement between the European Union (EU) and a developing nation in Southeast Asia.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 02 Jul 2019 10:44:59 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16855-vietnam,-eu-ink-historic-trade-deal-that-reduces-99-of-bilateral-tariffs
Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnamese Films Set New Revenue Records http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16852-morning-stories-roundup-vietnamese-films-set-new-revenue-records

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alexander McMillan.) Tue, 02 Jul 2019 02:17:26 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16852-morning-stories-roundup-vietnamese-films-set-new-revenue-records
Pork Shortage Caused by African Swine Fever Might Last Until 2020 http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16843-pork-shortage-caused-by-african-swine-fever-might-last-until-2020

As of June 28, African swine fever had spread to 60 provinces and cities and resulted in the culling of three million pigs, or 10% of the total number of pigs in Vietnam.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Brandon Coleman.) Mon, 01 Jul 2019 08:10:24 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16843-pork-shortage-caused-by-african-swine-fever-might-last-until-2020
As Hot Weather Grills Central Vietnam, Multiple Wildfires Ravage Ha Tinh http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16847-as-hot-weather-grills-central-vietnam,-multiple-wildfires-ravage-ha-tinh

After three days of constant fire-fighting efforts by local law enforcement and military personnel, the forest fires in Ha Tinh Province were finally subdued.

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Weekend Stories Roundup: HCMC’s CPI Goes Down Slightly in June http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16839-weekend-stories-roundup-hcmc’s-cpi-goes-down-slightly-in-june

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Lee Starnes.) Mon, 01 Jul 2019 02:17:08 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16839-weekend-stories-roundup-hcmc’s-cpi-goes-down-slightly-in-june
Vietnamese Passport Strength Improves Slightly to 73rd of 94 http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16831-vietnamese-passport-strength-improves-slightly-to-73rd-of-94

Overtaking Algeria and Haiti, Vietnam moved up to 73rd out of 94 spots.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Sat, 29 Jun 2019 04:37:16 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16831-vietnamese-passport-strength-improves-slightly-to-73rd-of-94
5 Men Jailed for Killing Endangered Primates in Nghe An National Park http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16815-5-men-jailed-for-killing-endangered-primates-in-nghe-an-national-park

Sentences were given to five men in Nghe An Province for poaching a pair of langurs in Pu Mat National Park.

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baonhu.vd.2@gmail.com (Saigoneer.) Fri, 28 Jun 2019 04:15:47 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16815-5-men-jailed-for-killing-endangered-primates-in-nghe-an-national-park
Morning Stories Roundup: As Pork Imports Spike, Vietnam's Livestock Industry Is Under Pressure http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16828-morning-stories-roundup-as-pork-imports-spike,-vietnam-s-livestock-industry-is-under-pressure

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Brandon Coleman.) Fri, 28 Jun 2019 01:23:52 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16828-morning-stories-roundup-as-pork-imports-spike,-vietnam-s-livestock-industry-is-under-pressure
New Data Shows Fansipan Is 4.3m Higher Than Previously Recorded http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16813-new-data-shows-fansipan-is-4-3m-higher-than-previous-record

After a recent round of measurements, experts believe that the peak of Mount Fansipan is higher than previously recorded.

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Thu, 27 Jun 2019 05:05:33 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16813-new-data-shows-fansipan-is-4-3m-higher-than-previous-record
Morning Stories Roundup: Quang Binh Signs Promotion Deal With Google http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16811-morning-stories-roundup-quang-binh-signs-promotion-deal-with-google

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Alberto Prieto.) Thu, 27 Jun 2019 00:30:00 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16811-morning-stories-roundup-quang-binh-signs-promotion-deal-with-google
Da Nang Will Pilot a Public Bicycle-Sharing Program to Reduce Traffic http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16810-da-nang-will-pilot-a-public-bicycle-sharing-program-to-reduce-traffic

To combat increasing traffic and pollution concerns, the city will trial a high-tech bicycle-sharing program.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 26 Jun 2019 08:17:23 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16810-da-nang-will-pilot-a-public-bicycle-sharing-program-to-reduce-traffic
Morning Stories Roundup: Land Transfer Problem Hinders HCMC Public Toilet Project http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16807-morning-stories-roundup-land-transfer-problem-hinders-hcmc-public-toilet-project

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Wed, 26 Jun 2019 03:16:43 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16807-morning-stories-roundup-land-transfer-problem-hinders-hcmc-public-toilet-project
Saigon Earmarks $7m for Measures to Thwart Illegal Sand Mining http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/16803-saigon-earmarks-$7m-for-measures-to-thwart-illegal-sand-mining

Illegal sand mining in the area is devastating ecosystems and ushering in a host of environmental problems.

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paul@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 25 Jun 2019 09:48:08 GMT http://saigoneer.com/saigon-news/16803-saigon-earmarks-$7m-for-measures-to-thwart-illegal-sand-mining
ASEAN Countries Confirm Bid to Co-Host FIFA World Cup 2034 http://saigoneer.com/asia-news/16793-asean-countries-confirm-bid-to-co-host-fifa-world-cup-2034

On June 22, a meeting between representatives of ten ASEAN countries was held to discuss the prospect of co-hosting the FIFA World Cup.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:20:27 GMT http://saigoneer.com/asia-news/16793-asean-countries-confirm-bid-to-co-host-fifa-world-cup-2034
Morning Stories Roundup: HCMC Attracts 17m Visitors in First 6 Months of 2019 http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16800-morning-stories-roundup-hcmc-attracts-17m-visitors-in-first-6-months-of-2019

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khoi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer. Photo by Brandon Coleman.) Tue, 25 Jun 2019 03:21:02 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16800-morning-stories-roundup-hcmc-attracts-17m-visitors-in-first-6-months-of-2019
How a Vietnamese Fishing Boat Saved 22 Filipino Victims From a Shipwreck http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16786-how-a-vietnamese-fishing-boat-saved-22-filipino-victims-from-a-shipwreck

The group of Vietnamese fishermen includes ten people working on a fishing boat belonging to Tien Giang resident Ngo Van Theng.

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thi@saigoneer.com (Saigoneer.) Mon, 24 Jun 2019 05:24:58 GMT http://saigoneer.com/vietnam-news/16786-how-a-vietnamese-fishing-boat-saved-22-filipino-victims-from-a-shipwreck