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Southern Vietnam Will Be Hardest-Hit by Power Shortages from 2021

An electricity shortage will affect the whole country starting from 2021.

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Vietnam Needs Large-Scale Recycling Using Plastic Waste as Resource, Official Says

On October 22, a conference on preventing plastic waste was held in Hanoi by the Vietnam Association for Community Health Education (VACHE), which presented potential amendments to the current environ...

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Morning Stories Roundup: Storm Matmo Causes Widespread Blackout in Central Region

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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Is Tourism in Vietnam Reaching a Tipping Point?

Tourism is surging in Hanoi and Vietnam as a whole, but is it too much of a good thing?

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Storm Matmo, This Year's 5th, Will Hit Southern, Central Vietnam This Evening

In the next 24 hours, provinces in central Vietnam should expect very heavy rain and subsequent flooding as newly formed tropical storm makes landfall.

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Vietnam National University Included in U.S. News Global University Rankings

Two universities in Vietnam recently made the ranking of the world’s top tertiary institutions, though the selections are not surprising.

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From January 2020, New Alcohol Law Will Make Coercing Others to Drink Illegal

Be gone, peer-pressured drinking.

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Mon Hue Restaurants Abruptly Close, Abandoning Employees and Suppliers

The restaurants are owned by Huy Viet Nam Group, which also owns Com Tho Chay, Great Banh Mi & Cafe, TP Tea, 99 House of Pho, Mi Quang Bep Tam, Shilla Korean BBQ, Iki Sushi, Captain Lobster and Soi 61...

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Vietnam to Launch New Earth Observation Satellite Into Space in 2023

The observation satellite is designed to aid with disaster and climate change counter-measurement.

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BBC's List of 100 Inspiring Women Includes 2 Vietnamese

This year, a wildlife activist and a social entrepreneur from Vietnam made BBC’s list of 100 women epitomizing “The Female Future.”

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Natural Disasters Cause Southern Vietnam $13.6m in Damage in First 9 Months

Vietnam Disaster Management Authority recently revealed worrying statistics on natural disaster damage in the southern part of the country.

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Michelle Obama to Visit Vietnam in December to Promote Girls' Education

This will be the former first lady’s first visit to Vietnam.

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Vietnam Jumps 10 Places in WEF's Global Competitiveness Report

This year, the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Competitiveness Report ranks countries on the new Global Competitiveness Index 4.0 introduced last year.

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Proposal to Name Da Nang Street After Alexandre de Rhodes Faces Opposition

A proposal to rename two Da Nang streets has stirred debate.

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Vietnam Ranks 2nd Among Southeast Asia’s Fastest-Growing Internet Economies

A new report co-written by Google, Singapore government-backed Temasek Holdings, and US-based management consultancy Bain & Company looks at Southeast Asia’s six biggest markets, including Indonesia, ...

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68% of Vietnamese Insist on Driving Themselves Home After Drinking Sessions

More than two-thirds of people who drink at a nhậu session or restaurant admit to driving afterwards, contributing significantly to traffic accidents. 

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As Percentage of People Over 60 Hits 11.9%, Vietnam Prepares for Aging Society

The percentage of people over the age of 60 in Vietnam has hit 11.9% of the population and is expected to rise to 25%, or 27 million people, by 2050.

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Severe Flooding Drowns Can Tho as Tides Reach Highest Levels in 30 Years

Other Mekong Delta provinces and Saigon are also affected.

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Vietnam Proposes Heavier Fines for Sexual Harassment. Some Think It's Not Enough.

The current fines for sexual offenses range from VND100,000 to VND300,000.

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Krong No Volcanic Cave System Nominated for UNESCO Global Geopark Status

If accepted, the 2,000-square-kilometer area filled with volcanic caves, waterfalls, mountains and important archeological sites will receive increased conservation resources and support.