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Morning Stories Roundup: Covid-19 Vaccine, Central Heatwave, and Expressway Deterioration

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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 expects 2020 GRDP to expand 5%. [Saigon Times]

- HCMC to focus on citizens, businesses in its digital transformation process. [SGGP]

Vietnam

- 10 years on, Mekong Delta expressway overload poses safety hazard. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam to medically evacuate 120 Covid-19 infected citizens from Equatorial Guinea. [VnExpress]

- Central Highlands discovers 16 diphtheria hotspots. [Saigon Times]

- Bac Giang earns US$300 million from lychee this year. [SGGP]

- Heatwave in north-central Vietnam hits 50-year record. [Tuoi Tre]

- Vietnam could have domestically-made COVID-19 vaccine ready by October 2021: health official. [Tuoi Tre]

Other

- Resumption of large indoor concerts in Korea deadlocked again due to COVID-19. [Korea Times]

- Singapore’s financial district vulnerable to rising sea levels: CBRE. [Vietnam+]

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