Weekend News Summary: 8-9 July

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The weekend has passed and we’re off to a fresh start to a new week. But over the weekend you may have missed out on some happenings from around the country, so here’s a quick recap.

Da Nang has approved a US$6 billion plan to restrict private vehicles on downtown streets and stop licensing new motorbikes altogether by 2028 to solve potential traffic problems that bigger cities like Hanoi and Saigon are currently facing.

vehiclesImage source: dailo.vn

Officials at the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park, where the famous Son Doong cave is located, have gotten the green light to set up the world’s longest zip line system that will run 3.5km above the Chay River.

There had been some issues with Hanoi’s Noi Bai International Airport over the weekend. First, a passenger got slapped with a 12-month flight ban for throwing a cardboard box from his hand luggage at the check-in attendant’s face, and multiple VietJet flights were delayed, as about 15 ground service employees took sick leave, prompting questions on whether there is an ongoing strike. Due to the manpower crunch, flights were delayed, as off-duty staff had to be mobilised to handle the operations.

Lastly, in the central province of Thua Thien-Hue, a 32-year old woman died after getting bitten in the leg by an octopus while she was out fishing with her husband in an area near Phu Loc District.

octopusImage source: dantri.com.vn

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