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Morning Stories Roundup: New Bphone, Book on Agent Orange and E-Government

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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 announces e-government infrastructure. [VietnamNet]

- HCMC to have shared database on citizens, businesses in 2020. [SGGP]

Vietnam

- E-card programme for BRT route starts in Hanoi. [Dan Tri]

- Complaints filed over half-finished Hoa Binh bridge. [Dan Tri]

- Vietnamese and US author co-operate on Agent Orange book. [VietnamNet]

- Vietnam university student creates super cheap prosthetic arm. [VnExpress]

- 3rd generation of Vietnam’s Bphone unveiled; no home button. [VnExpress]

Other

- In Little Saigon, strong support for Trump's war on illegal immigration collides with other realities. [Los Angeles Times]

- What to expect at Southeast Asia’s biggest festival of words and ideas. [Asian Correspondent]

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