Weekend News Summary: 24 - 25 June

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This weekend passed by really quickly, and since this is Vietnam, interesting things tend to happen. Here’s a quick news roundup for you.

In Saigon, as part of construction work for the new metro line, it has been revealed that 150 trees have been axed over the past three years across the city. In Hanoi, however, authorities are being made to justify why 1,300 trees will be chopped down for the sake of the capital’s development at the risk that funding from Japan might eventually be pulled if the proposed roadworks don’t start on time.

roundup vietnamImage source: baoxaydung.com.vn

After prolonged hot weather, northern Vietnamese provinces will finally get some relief: rainfall is expected over the week, marking the end of the hot spell.

Are you sick and tired of getting to work late because of traffic jams? Now there’s an alternative, as Saigon is expected to operate its first-ever river bus route that will connect Bach Dang Port in District 1 to Linh Dong Ward in Thu Duc District.

River buses

Hackers in Vietnam have made use of a Google Chrome extension to steal the sign-in details of about 66,000 Facebook, Gmail and Yahoo Mail accounts, together with millions of cookies from popular sites, including Paypal.

roundup vietnamImage source: thanhnien.vn

Last but not least, these people have proven that you’re never too old to keep learning as they sat for this year’s national high school graduation exam together with students three decades younger than them.

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