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Morning Stories Roundup: AirAsia Launched Direct Route From Kuala Lumpur to Phu Quoc

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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

- RMIT Vietnam held the first international economics research symposium. [Saigon Times]

- Many important infrastructure projects in HCMC are in dire need of funding. [Saigon Times]

- Police detained a Vietnamese man caught snatching a cell phone from a Chinese tourist in downtown Saigon on Tuesday. [VnExpress]

Vietnam

- Da Lat authorities have proposed construction of a seven-floor car park in the city center area. [Dan Tri]

- Tien Giang is calling for VND16.36 trillion (US$727.27 million) in investment for 19 projects. [Dan Tri]

- National flag carrier Vietnam Airlines rescheduled flights from and to Japan on August 9 due to Typhoon Shanshan. [VietnamNet]

- Around 3,000 residents at an area in Hanoi have been using water with the high arsenic concentration for years. [VietnamNet]

- Malaysian budget airline AirAsia has announced the launch of a direct flight from Kuala Lumpur to Phu Quoc Island. [VnExpress]

Other

- Southeast Asian nations such as Laos and Cambodia are banking on hydropower for their energy needs, putting them at risks. [CNBC

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