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Saigon Proposes 50% Tax Cut for Tourism Businesses to Cushion Covid-19 Slump

The coronavirus epidemic has had a major impact on tourism-related industries in Vietnam. 

in Vietnam

The Moments of Goodwill and Whimsy in Vietnam's Fight Against Coronavirus

In the 2011 medical thriller Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh, after an unknown disease strikes the US and then most of the planet, viewers witness a rapidly unraveling world where social decay and mistrust give rise to rampant looting, violence and conspiracy theories.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Will Have Harsher Dry Season, Fewer Typhoons in 2020, Experts Say

The harsh dry season is predicted to impact all three regions of the country.

in Saigon

Saigon Moves Ahead With Plan to Evaluate Motorbike Emission

Authorities received the green light to test and study motorbike emissions in an attempt to improve air quality.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Still Has 800,000 Tons of Unexploded Ordnance, Labor Ministry Says

Explosive remnants from the Second Indochina War continue to haunt livelihoods.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Should Aim to Become High-Income Nation by 2045, PM Says

After Vietnam finished 2019 with impressive growth rates, leaders are optimistic that the country is on a stable trajectory to join the ranks of upper-middle-income or even high-income nations within a few decades.

in Saigon

Saigon Adds 16 Old Villas in District 1, 3 to List to Be Preserved

After more than a year of work, Saigon authorities have finished assessing the preservation status of 86 old villas within the bounds of the city, though the classification process is still ongoing.

in Vietnam

As Percentage of People Over 60 Hits 11.9%, Vietnam Prepares for Aging Society

The percentage of people over the age of 60 in Vietnam has hit 11.9% of the population and is expected to rise to 25%, or 27 million people, by 2050.

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Morning Stories Roundup: No Meetings, Large Gatherings Allowed for Next 2 Weeks, PM Says

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Vietnam Moves up 11 Places in UN World Happiness Report

Are you feeling happy today?

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Morning Stories Roundup: More Covid-19 Cases, Fee Cuts and Shutdowns

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Morning Stories Roundup: Parking Space, Covid-19 Clusters, and Ford Production

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in Saigon

Saigon Orders Closure of Restaurants, Gyms, Barbershops Until End of March

Due to the escalating risk of community transmission, Saigon authorities just decided to shut down more venues to curb the spread of Covid-19.

in Saigon

Uniqlo Is Planning to Open Its 2nd Store in Saigon This Year

Uniqlo Vietnam is reportedly planning a second outlet in Saigon, an abrupt move that comes as a surprise during a time when local shoppers are wary of being out in public places.

in Vietnam

Vietnamese Teacher Among 50 Finalists for Global Teacher Prize 2020

The Global Teacher Prize is an annual award given out by the Varkey Foundation, a global philanthropic organization based in the UK.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Covid-19 Updates, Can Tho FDI, and Tokyo Olympics

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Weekend Stories Roundup: Animal Protection, Bar Contact Tracing, and Recoveries

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in Vietnam

Vietnam Airlines to Suspend All International Flight Routes Until April 30

Due to the worrying escalation of the Covid-19 pandemic, many airlines have stopped certain flight routes connecting Vietnam to coronavirus-infected regions.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Quarantine Facilities, Growth Target, and Drought Updates

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in Vietnam

Vietnam Moves up 23 Spots in Economic Freedom Index

The country ranked 105th out of 180 nations.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Red Cross Society Supports Drought-Affected People

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Hanoi Formula 1 Race Postponed Due to Covid-19 Pandemic

Sorry, racing fans.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Innovation Awards, Air Travel Curb, and Test Kits

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Illegal Hotel on Ma Pi Leng Pass to Be Converted Into Tourist Rest Stop

The six-story building on Ha Giang Province's Ma Pi Leng Pass stoked controversy last October since it was built illegally.

in Vietnam

Coronavirus Concern in Vietnam Drives Major Online Shopping Growth

Many people are turning to online shopping during the surge of coronavirus infections in Vietnam.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Ministry Postpones National High School Graduation Exam Again

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Weekend Stories Roundup: Gas Price Drops, Bui Vien, and Water Shortage

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Vietnam Will Pay for Tests, Treatment, Quarantine of Coronavirus Patients

Free treatment will be offered for all Covid-19 patients in Vietnam.