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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam to Buy up to 5,000 Megawatts of Electricity From Laos in 2020s

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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

- HCMC seeks US$1.3 billion from central Gov’t to fund metro construction. [Saigon Times]

- HCMC construction department launches housing app. [Saigon Times]

Vietnam

- Nghe An babysitter detained for child abuse. [Dan Tri]

- Lao Cai and Quang Nam golf course projects approved. [Dan Tri]

- Visa exemptions passport to tourism bonanza: expert. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam to buy up to 5,000 megawatts of electricity from Laos in next decade. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnam woman fishes for victims with fake seafood sale on Facebook. [Tuoi Tre]

Other

- Mekong River turns aquamarine due to low flows. [VnExpress]

- Europe's morbid 'mummy craze' has been an obsession for centuries. [Nat Geo]

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