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An Overview of Saigon's Child Welfare Situation in 2016

A new United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) study details a number of statistics and realities concerning children living in Saigon.

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Vietnam Hopes to Finish 2,000-Kilometer North-South Expressway in 2025

At a meeting on Wednesday, Vietnam's central government advised infrastructure officials to commence work on major sections of the North-South Expressway this year in order for the project to be "essentially" completed by 2021.

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Morning News Roundup: 474 Firms, Individuals in Vietnam Named in Paradise Papers

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▪ Saigon's mayor says prolonged meetings are a waste of time [VnExpress]

▪ 474 firms and individuals in Vietnam named in the Paradise Papers [DTI]

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Vietnam to Put an End to Freelance Tour Guides From Next Year

Vietnamese tour guides might have a hard time with the government once an updated set of regulations take effect next year.

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Vingroup Hires Ryan Giggs, Paul Scholes for Football Academy in Hung Yen

Two well-known former soccer players from Great Britain have been hired by a new soccer academy in northern Vietnam in an attempt to create the country's first batch of World Cup-caliber footballers.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnamese Programmer Hints at 'Flappy Bird' Return

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▪ Vietnam Stocks Electrified as Deals Prompt ‘Re-Rating’ of Market [Bloomberg]

▪ Vietnamese programmer hints at Flappy Bird return [Tuoi Tre]

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Hanoi to Spend $76m on Overpass, 2 Underpasses to Help Solve Congestion

Hanoi plans to pour a lot of money into upgrading its infrastructure in the next few years.

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Morning News Roundup: Vietnam Approves Bill Letting Banks Be Declared Bankrupt

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▪ Vietnam approves bill letting banks be declared bankrupt [Reuters]

▪ Senior people eligible for free buses [SGGP]

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Vietnam Ranks 34th out of 80 Countries in English Proficiency Index: EF Study

Vietnam’s national English proficiency might be slipping, according to a new study.

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Tropical Storm Kirogi Floods Streets, Damages Houses in Saigon

Heavy rain and damaging winds blew through Saigon and neighboring areas on Saturday night as Tropical Storm Kirogi approached the south-central coast.

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Weekend News Roundup: Vietnamese Pilot Among 4 Dead in UK Air Crash

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▪ Vietnamese pilot among four dead in UK air crash [VnExpress]

▪ ​Ho Chi Minh City inks deal with military-run Viettel to build ‘smart city’ [Tuoi Tre]

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