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The Moments of Goodwill and Whimsy in Vietnam's Fight Against Coronavirus

In the 2011 medical thriller Contagion, directed by Steven Soderbergh, after an unknown disease strikes the US and then most of the planet, viewers witness a rapidly unraveling world where social decay and mistrust give rise to rampant looting, violence and conspiracy theories.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Will Have Harsher Dry Season, Fewer Typhoons in 2020, Experts Say

The harsh dry season is predicted to impact all three regions of the country.

in Saigon

Saigon Moves Ahead With Plan to Evaluate Motorbike Emission

Authorities received the green light to test and study motorbike emissions in an attempt to improve air quality.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Still Has 800,000 Tons of Unexploded Ordnance, Labor Ministry Says

Explosive remnants from the Second Indochina War continue to haunt livelihoods.

in Vietnam

Vietnam Should Aim to Become High-Income Nation by 2045, PM Says

After Vietnam finished 2019 with impressive growth rates, leaders are optimistic that the country is on a stable trajectory to join the ranks of upper-middle-income or even high-income nations within a few decades.

in Saigon

Saigon Adds 16 Old Villas in District 1, 3 to List to Be Preserved

After more than a year of work, Saigon authorities have finished assessing the preservation status of 86 old villas within the bounds of the city, though the classification process is still ongoing.

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As Percentage of People Over 60 Hits 11.9%, Vietnam Prepares for Aging Society

The percentage of people over the age of 60 in Vietnam has hit 11.9% of the population and is expected to rise to 25%, or 27 million people, by 2050.

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Saigon Welcomes 6.2m International Tourists in First 9 Months of 2019

Compared to the same period last year, the city saw a 14.3% increase in international visitors.

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Morning Stories Roundup: 4 More Vietnamese Sites Recognized as ASEAN Heritage Parks

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Southern Vietnam Will Be Hardest-Hit by Power Shortages from 2021

An electricity shortage will affect the whole country starting from 2021.

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Morning Stories Roundup: New Tropical Depression Changes Direction Towards Philippines

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Site Clearance for Saigon Metro Line 2 Expected to Finish in June 2020

While progress on Saigon’s first metro line is somewhat nearing the finish line, the city’s second line is undergoing site clearance.

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Vietnam Needs Large-Scale Recycling Using Plastic Waste as Resource, Official Says

On October 22, a conference on preventing plastic waste was held in Hanoi by the Vietnam Association for Community Health Education (VACHE), which presented potential amendments to the current environ...

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Takes Over ASEAN Chairmanship From Thailand

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Weekend Stories Roundup: Vietnam to Lift MacBook Pro Laptop Ban on Aircraft

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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Seoul Closes All Dog Slaughterhouses in Campaign to Stop Dog Meat Trade

After committing to ending the dog meat trade over a year ago, on October 26, Seoul’s mayor, Park Won-soon, announced the official closure of all canine slaughterhouses in the city. 

in Saigon

Saigon Proposes Forming Special Police Force to Protect Children Against Abuse

The proposal is one of the conclusions drawn by the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee in their latest report on child protection legal policies.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Storm Matmo Causes Widespread Blackout in Central Region

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Morning Stories Roundup: F&B to Drive Retail Property Market in HCMC

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Storm Matmo, This Year's 5th, Will Hit Southern, Central Vietnam This Evening

In the next 24 hours, provinces in central Vietnam should expect very heavy rain and subsequent flooding as newly formed tropical storm makes landfall.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Greenlights $1.5bn Gas-Fired Power Plants

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Vietnam National University Included in U.S. News Global University Rankings

Two universities in Vietnam recently made the ranking of the world’s top tertiary institutions, though the selections are not surprising.

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Morning Stories Roundup: HCMC Needs Over $3.57bn for Transport Infrastructure

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Weekend Stories Roundup: Saigon High Tide, AFF Futsal and Vietnamese in Japan

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From January 2020, New Alcohol Law Will Make Coercing Others to Drink Illegal

Be gone, peer-pressured drinking.

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Morning Stories Roundup: Vietnam Motor Show, New Racecourse and Hanoi Metro

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Mon Hue Restaurants Abruptly Close, Abandoning Employees and Suppliers

The restaurants are owned by Huy Viet Nam Group, which also owns Com Tho Chay, Great Banh Mi & Cafe, TP Tea, 99 House of Pho, Mi Quang Bep Tam, Shilla Korean BBQ, Iki Sushi, Captain Lobster and Soi 61...

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Vietnam to Launch New Earth Observation Satellite Into Space in 2023

The observation satellite is designed to aid with disaster and climate change counter-measurement.