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Morning Stories Roundup: HCMC to Build 100 Underground Anti-Flood Reservoirs

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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 plans to build 100 underground anti-flood reservoirs. [SGGP]

- Hundreds of tire-puncturing nails found scattered along national highway in Ho Chi Minh City. [Tuoi Tre]

Vietnam

- Vietnam internet speed 10 times slower than Singapore. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam aims to complete re-organising forest companies by 2020. [Nhan Dan]

- National highway continues to collapse into river in Mekong Delta. [VnExpress]

- Vietnam’s leading e-commerce site Tiki purchases online ticketing startup Ticketbox. [Tuoi Tre]

- Female foreign tourist killed in Ninh Binh traffic accident. [VnExpress]

Other

- Hong Kong: British consulate employee Simon Cheng detained in China. [CNN]

- Southeast Asia’s Hidden Female Genital Mutilation Challenge. [The Diplomat]

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