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Morning Stories Roundup: Thu Duc City Approved, Affordable Home Shortage and Vietnam's Largest Solar Farm Goes Online

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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 People’s Council passes plan to establish Thu Duc City [Saigon Times]

Vietnam

- Long Thanh Airport project awaits disbursement of funds [Vietnam Net]

- Boxship runs aground in Vietnam en route to scrapyard [Splash]

- Vestas secures order for 29MW intertidal wind project in Vietnam [Energy Live]

- State budget collection tops over 975 trillion VND in nine months [Vietnam Plus]

- Downpour, flood cause electricity outage in Central, Central Highlands regions [SGGP]

- Vietnam firm launches country's largest solar farm amid renewables drive [Tuoi Tre]

- Affordable home shortage plagues Vietnam: government report [Saigon Times]

- Vietnam Appeals To India To Remove Tariff & Non-tariff Barriers For Vietnamese Fruits [Republic World]

Other

- Black hole seen eating star, causing 'disruption event' visible in telescopes around the world [Independent]

- Hero rat awarded gold medal for detecting landmines in Cambodia [Aljazeera]

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