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UN Gives Vietnam $4.21m to Rebuild Typhoon-Battered Provinces

The Vietnamese government recently pledged VND1 trillion (US$44 million) in disaster aid after the United Nations (UN) approved US$4.21 million to provide additional assistance to those affected by Typhoon Damrey.

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Australia, Canada Among 6 Countries Now Eligible for Vietnam E-Visa Program

Citizens from six more countries will be able to apply for Vietnam visas online, according to new government decree.

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Weekend News Roundup: McDonald's Opens First Store in Hanoi

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▪ McDonald's opens first store in Hanoi  [Tuoi Tre]

▪ Global giants see Vietnam through beer goggles [VnExpress]

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Grab Vietnam Has Suffered VND938bn in Losses in 2017: Finance Ministry

After three years of operations in Vietnam, Grab is reportedly facing massive losses, according to the Ministry of Finance.

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Hanoi Starts Cleaning Hoan Kiem Lake 2 Years After Beloved Turtle Died From Pollution

Hanoi’s Hoan Kiem Lake will be cleaned up two years after its famous reptile resident died in its polluted waters.

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Morning News Roundup: HCMC Kindergarten Owner Arrested for Child Abuse

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▪ 145 options proposed for greenhouse gas mitigation [DTI]

▪ HCM City nursery school owner arrested for abusing children [DTI]

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As Government Stake Sale Nears, Sabeco Attracts Great Interest From Foreign Investors

Vietnam's government is moving forward with a long-gestating plan to sell off part of its majority stake in the country's largest brewery.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnamese Tourists Stranded on Bali With Volcanic Eruption 'Imminent'

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▪ Vietnamese tourists stranded on Bali with volcanic eruption 'imminent' [VnExpress]

▪ Franchise restaurants boom in Vietnam [Tuoi Tre]

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Can Tho Teenager Clinches Vietnam's First Boxing Championship Medal in 6 Years

Over the weekend a Vietnamese boxer clinched Vietnam’s first silver medal at a major world tournament since 2011.

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Morning News Roundup: Ministry Plans Free Education for Primary, Secondary School Students

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▪ Ministry plans free education for primary and secondary pupils [DTI]

▪ Six-year-old stabbed to death in Ho Chi Minh City [DTI]

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