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Weekend Stories Roundup: HCMC, Mekong Delta Seek to Coordinate Tourism Activities

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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, Mekong Delta seek to co-ordinate tourism activities. [Dan Tri]

- Man dies as electric wire falls on him in Saigon cafe. [VnExpress]

- Ton Duc Thang University ranked among world’s top 1,000. [VnExpress]

Vietnam

- Injured soldier flown from Truong Sa Island to mainland. [VietnamNet]

- Amazon establishes subsidiary in Vietnam. [Dan Tri]

- Ha Long Bay to ban single-use plastics from next month. [Tuoi Tre]

- Long-haul truckers take nighttime naps along southern Vietnam expressway. [Tuoi Tre]

Other

- Kyoto temple puts faith in robot priest, drawing praise from Japanese but scorn from Westerners. [Japan Times]

- Islamic State claims responsibility for Kabul wedding hall blast. [The Guardian

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