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Weekend Stories Roundup: HCMC Records Growth of 7.86% in First Half of 2019

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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

- HCM City builds new climate-change response plan. [VietnamNet]

- HCM City co-working office space market developing strongly. [Vietnam+]

- HCM City records growth of 7.86 percent in first half. [Vietnam+]

Vietnam

- Vietjet gets green light for launch of Hanoi-New Delhi service. [Tuoi Tre]

- Danang to pilot 40 public bicycle stations. [Dan Tri]

- Vietnam needs 2 years to produce vaccine against African swine fever. [VietnamNet]

- Hanoi students’ high school graduation rate at 97.6%. [Dan Tri]

- Vietnam arrests two for trying to sell newborn to China. [VnExpress]

Other

- Exposed to extreme heat, plastic bottles may ultimately become unsafe. [National Geographic]

- Thousands of Hong Kong protesters march amid stepped-up security. [Straits Times

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