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Da Nang Authorities Urged to Approve 3rd Terminal for City Airport

In 2018, the Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV) proposed building another terminal at Da Nang International Airport in order to meet the airport's future capacity demands.

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Quy Nhon to Relocate 3 Hotels to Make Room for Public Beach

Other high-rise buildings on the east side of An Duong Vuong and Xuan Dieu streets along Quy Nhon's waterfront are also being moved in the near future.

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National Assembly Votes Against Bill That Would Ban Selling Alcohol After 10pm

Citing impracticality of enforcement and negative effects on tourism, the parliament has rejected a bill proposed by the Ministry of Health to place a curfew on alcohol sales.

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Connectivity Is Key to Ethnic Minority Development, World Bank Report Shows

A new research project by World Bank looks at the socio-economic performance of seven ethnicities in Vietnam including San Diu, Muong, Khmer, Xo Dang, Kho Mu and Mong.

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Vietnam's Economy Might Be Larger Than Singapore's in 10 Years: DBS Report

With growth rates that could steady at 6.5% over the next decade, Vietnam's economy could surpass that of Singapore by 2029, according to a report by a Singaporean bank.

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Vietnam Earmarks $1.2bn for Forest Protection, Restoration

The plan focuses on improving sustainable forest and environmental management, protection and development along with conservation to increase total forest cover from 2.5 million hectares to 2.72 ...

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Vung Tau to Move Seafood Processing Plants out of City Center

In a new version of Vung Tau’s development plan, the city aims to improve its urban environment while maintaining nearby nature zones.

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Vietnam's New Love for Crayfish Might Lead to Ecological Disaster

Crayfish is currently the hottest crustacean at Vietnam’s seafood banquets, but these freshwater lobsters might cause an ecological disaster if left unchecked in the wild, experts warn.

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Vietnam Might Add Laughing Gas to List of Banned Narcotics

Although at the moment, laughing gas is laxly regulated in Vietnam, local officials want to tighten restrictions on the consumption of the dangerous gas.

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Vietnam's Average Income Will Quadruple to $10,000 in 2030, Report Predicts

Vietnam joins several other Asian nations with expected economic growth rates of around 7% for the next decade according to a recent Standard Chartered report. 

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British Pedophile No Longer in Vietnam, Immigration Department Says

A UK citizen, who served four years in prison in his home country for convincing young girls to send him sexually graphic photos and trying to lure them into sexual encounters, left Vietnam after a mo...

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Thanh Hoa Fishermen Unknowingly Butcher Carcass of Endangered Whale Shark

On May 5, a fishing vessel arrived at a port in Sam Son City, Thanh Hoa Province with a carcass of a gigantic fish weighing almost a ton. That afternoon, the fishermen butchered the fish.

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74% of Vietnam's Garment Workers Earn Below Global Living Wage: Study

  A recently-published Oxfam study looks at Vietnamese garment workers' wages and living conditions.

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Infrastructure Strains Flush Polluted Water Straight Into Vietnam's Beaches

Waste treatment infrastructures unable to contend with increased sewage from tourism and development projects means pollution is overwhelming some of Vietnam's most famous beaches including those in D...

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Vietnam Is Among Top 5 Countries That Watch YouTube the Most

Thanks to high rates of smartphone ownership, the video streaming platform has proven quite popular in Vietnam.

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Vietnam Airlines to Spend $3.7bn on 50–75 New Airplanes

On Tuesday, May 7, the national flag carrier officially switched from the Unlisted Public Company Market (UpCOM) stock exchange to the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HoSE), with an aim to encourage gover...

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Vietnam to Have Mandatory Sexual Abuse Prevention Classes for First Graders

Elementary schools across the country will provide mandatory classes to educate students on how to avoid and report sexual abuse.

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Holiday Stories Roundup: Hanoi Metro Delay, Ha Giang Marathon and Inflation

Stay connected with Saigoneer on Twitter and Instagram and like us on Facebook. Each morning, we select some of the most important stories from Saigon, the rest of Vietnam and beyond, and digest them...

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As Vietnam Restricts Waste Imports, Plastic Scrap Finds Next Under-Regulated Victim

A new report by environmental NGO Greenpeace shows the ugly truth behind the “musical chairs” game countries are playing in the global plastic waste trade.

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Vietnam Breaks All-Time High Temperature Record as Heat Bakes Nation

The searing heat has occurred much earlier than when it usually arrives.