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Vietnam Considers Increasing Retirement Age in 2021

In a recent draft bill, the Ministry of Labour, Invalids, and Social Affairs proposed raising Vietnam’s retirement age to 60 for female workers and 62 for male workers, starting from 2021.

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After China Bans Plastic Imports, Southeast Asia to Become World's Largest Recycling Plant

With China’s plastic import ban going into effect on January 1, environmental experts worry that Southeast Asian nations will now have to shoulder the bulk of the world's plastic waste.

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Vietnam Partners With Mitsubishi to Look Into Future With Electric Cars

On Monday, the Vietnamese Ministry of Industry and Trade announced that they will sign an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Mitsubishi Motors to study the potential for the country to support electric vehicles.

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Dak Lak Requests Permit to Clear 12,700ha of Forest for Development Projects

Should the proposal be greenlit, a large chunk of forest in the Central Highlands will be gone.

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Saigon's Air Pollution Is 4 Times Deadlier Than Traffic Accidents: Expert

The smog currently engulfing Saigon reflects increasingly dangerous air pollution levels.

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Climate Change Is Triggering a Migrant Crisis in Vietnam

The Vietnamese Mekong Delta is one of Earth’s most agriculturally productive regions and is of global importance for its exports of rice, shrimp, and fruit. The 18 million inhabitants of this low-lying river delta are also some of the world’s most vulnerable to climate change. Over the last ten years around 1.7 million people have migrated out of its vast expanse of fields, rivers and canals while only 700,000 have arrived.

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Weekend News Roundup: Thai Tycoons' Deals in Vietnam Pose Risks to Domestic Market

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▪ Thai tycoons' deals in Vietnam pose risks to domestic market [VnExpress]

▪ HCM City says will map out tourism strategy soon [VietnamNet]

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Inside Southeast Asia's First Dating Platform for Sugar Daddies

TheSugarBook, a Malaysia-based dating platform aimed at matching wealthy individuals with others who are interested in being lavished with expensive gifts, has attracted more than 55,000 users since its founding in late 2016.

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Saigon Leadership Orders Temporary Closure of All Sidewalk Parking Lots by April

In a surprising move, the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee has ordered district leaders to temporarily close all local sidewalk parking lots by the end of March.

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