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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Targets 6.6-6.8% GDP Growth in 2019

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Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them into short, accessible links so you can easily keep up with current affairs.

Saigon

- Night food street to open at HCM City wharf. [Dan Tri]

- Tourists can learn about HCMC with QR codes. [Saigon Times]

Vietnam

- Vietnam targets 6.6-6.8% GDP growth in 2019. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnamese man establishes flourishing chain of shops in Laos. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnamese university climbs 15 places in QS World University Rankings 2019. [Dan Tri]

- Party leader Nguyen Phu Trong becomes new President. [Dan Tri]

- Long Thanh Airport expected to assume 85 percent international flights. [SGGP]

- Biggest ever drug trafficking ring razed in Khanh Hoa. [VOV]

Other

- Shrinking the world: why we can't resist model villages. [The Guardian]

- Mega bridge aims to create single market in Pearl River Delta. [Straits Times]

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