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Morning Stories Roundup: Inspections of Saigon River Encroachment to Be Conducted

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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

- Increased autonomy needed for HCMC to drive southern economy. [Saigon Times]

- Inspections of Saigon River encroachment to be conducted. [Saigon Times

Vietnam

- CEO of ride-hailing service Be steps down. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam aims to welcome 20.5 million international visitors in 2020. [Dan Tri]

- Internet connections to slow due to problems with undersea cables. [Dan Tri]

- 130 kindergarteners hospitalized for suspected food poisoning in Vietnam. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnam down 14 notches in 2019 Total Workforce Index. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnam 32nd most powerful country in the world: report. [VnExpress]

Other

- Child’s play: Coding booms among Chinese children. [Asian Correspondent]

- The World Is Turning Its Back on Refugees. [The Atlantic

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