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Morning Stories: Storm Evacuations, Saigon River Tunnel Fire Drill and SMS Campaign for Flood Victims

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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

- Annual fire drill held at Saigon River Tunnel [Tuoi Tre]

- HCM City launches second tourism stimulus package [VoV]

- Waste hotspots converted into flower roads in HCMC [SGGP]

 

Vietnam

- Vietnam prepares to evacuate over 1.2 million people ahead of Storm Molave [VnExpress]

- Fruit, vegetable exports expected to revive after 9-month slump [Vietnam News]

- Four Vietnamese universities named in Best Global Universities Rankings [Nhan Dan]

- SMS campaign launched to support flood victims [Vietnam Plus]

- Hanoi double-decker bus service resumed [DTI News]

- Ultra-large container ship docks at Cai Mep terminal [Saigon Times]

- Northern region forecasted to see first strong cold snap next month [Vietnam Net]

 

Other

- Oil prices, stock markets slide as coronavirus cases rise [The Guardian]

- Suga says Japan will attain zero-emissions, carbon neutral society by 2050 [Straits Times]

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