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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam to Start Plastic Waste Reduction Action Plan

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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

- Ring road projects in HCMC make slow progress. [Saigon Times]

- HCM City sets development goals for 2020. [VietnamNet]

- Binh Chanh demolishes illegal resort project. [Saigon Times]

Vietnam

- Vietnam approves Japan’s opening of consular office in Da Nang. [Tuoi Tre]

- $3mn in damage after wind turbine catches fire in south-central Vietnam. [Tuoi Tre]

- Air pollution alarming, electric motorbike market heats up. [VietnamNet]

- Vietnam to start plastic waste reduction action plan. [Dan Tri]

Other

- Australia strengthens bushfire defenses as economic, environmental costs mount. [Reuters]

- What the world could lose in an Iran conflict. [National Geographic

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