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Morning Stories Roundup: North-South Expressway and Saigon Housing Shortage

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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

- Concerns over housing shortage problem raised in HCM City. [Dan Tri]

- International expertise sought to preserve a Saigon historic landmark. [VnExpress]

- Medical insurance fund in HCMC short of $ 77.6 million. [SGGP]

Vietnam

- North-South expressway breaks ground after long time waiting. [SGGP]

- Man arrested for firing flare that injured spectator at Vietnam’s league match. [Tuoi Tre]

- Around 4,000 runners to join 2019 Vietnam Mountain Marathon. [Dan Tri]

- Vietnam asks smart TV manufacturers to disable Netflix access. [Tuoi Tre]

- Designer Tran Hung goes translucent with London debut. [VnExpress]

Other

- Dark crystals: the brutal reality behind a booming wellness craze. [The Guardian]

- Chinese tourist sorry for scuba tank ‘pranks’ on diving trip in Philippines. [South China Morning Post]

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