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Morning Stories Roundup: Saigon Man Offers Hand-Me-Downs to Needy People Ahead of Tet

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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

- Spring flower festival kicks off in HCMC. [VietnamNet]

- HCM City to deploy motorcycle ambulances. [Dan Tri]

- Saigon man offers hand-me-downs to needy people ahead of Tet. [Tuoi Tre

Vietnam

- Huge urban area project feared to hurt Ly Son Island. [SGGP]

- Nghệ An residents wait for relocation due to pollution. [Dan Tri]

- Man hands free water, tissues to people heading home for Tet reunion in Vietnam’s Mekong Delta. [Tuoi Tre]

- Customs seize 1.4 tonnes of pangolin scales, 100kg of tusks. [VietnamNet]

- Remission for over 600 prisoners in Tay Ninh before Tet. [SGGP]

Other

- Are Southeast Asia’s education systems preparing workers for the future? [Asian Correspondent]

- Cost-conscious Chinese tourists staying closer to home for Lunar New Year. [VnExpress

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