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Saigon’s Traffic Nightmare: Challenges and Potential Solutions

On one particularly horrific Monday evening last summer, I wound up in a traffic jam. Bounding over the bridge between District 1 and Phu Nhuan, my jaw dropped as I found a sea of vehicles on the othe...

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Hanoi Is Getting a Shiny New Horse Racing Track

After almost two decades of discussion, Hanoi’s horse racing complex is becoming a reality.

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Officials Consider Another Tan Son Nhat Expansion as Overcrowding Becomes Dire

Saigon’s Tan Son Nhat is in dire need of an expansion due to overcrowding issues in the terminal, on the tarmac and even on the roads surrounding the international airport.

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After 2 Years, Da Nang May Abandon US$104m Government Building

It seems Vietnam’s sweltering weather has claimed yet another casualty: Da Nang's US$104 million administrative building.

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Vietnam: The Other, Other Asian Tiger

As we enter the final quarter of the year, it’s safe to say 2016 hasn’t exactly been the economic success Vietnam had hoped.

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For Japanese Retailers, Saigon Center Opening a Sign of Good Things to Come

Across the street from a colorful, decades-old Hindu temple, motorbikes pour into the parking garage of the newly opened Saigon Center. Spiraling five floors below ground, the downtown shopping m...

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Laos’ Third Mekong River Dam Spells Danger for the Delta

Laos is preparing to begin construction on its third hydropower dam along the Mekong River.

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Hanoi Approves Controversial Hoan Kiem Hotel Project

Hanoians will soon see a new hotel overlooking Hoan Kiem Lake, and not everyone is happy about it.

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Quang Tri Considers Another Solar Power Plant

Not long after breaking ground on its first solar power facility, Quang Tri province is considering another sun-powered clean energy plant.

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UNDP Urges Greener Aviation Industry in Vietnam

At a consultation workshop held last May, the UN Development Program (UNDP) urged Vietnam’s civil aviation sector to step up green measures in order to achieve global goals in reducing the aviation in...

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[Photos] Losing Ground: Binh Thuan Village Swallowed by Sea

In the small village of Tien Duc perched on Vietnam’s south-central coast, over 300 homes have been swallowed by rising seas.

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Officials Push for Long Thanh Airport Construction to Start in 2019

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has called upon the Ministry of Transport to begin construction of the long-awaited Long Thanh Airport by 2019 at the latest.

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Ministry of Transport Needs $10.58bn to Build Cross-Country Highway

Vietnam’s Ministry of Transport is seeking VND235.95 trillion (US$10.58 billion) for the completion of a cross-country highway that would run from Hanoi to Can Tho.

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[Video] University Lecturer Lights up Hanoi Slums With Clean Energy

On the banks of the Red River, one Hanoian professor is bringing clean energy to some of the capital's most vulnerable residents.

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Saigon Seeks $376m for Elevated Monorail Project

Saigon's municipal authorities are seeking national aid for a VND8.4 trillion (US$376.5 million) elevated monorail.

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[Photos] New Golden River Renderings Show Saigon Waterfront's Future

The historic Ba Son Shipyard and its colonial warehouses have officially been wiped off the map, leaving Vinhomes with a blank canvas for its massive Golden River development. Recently, the real estat...

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Cho Lon's Binh Tay Market May Be Getting a Makeover

Saigon city officials are mulling a VND122 billion (US$5.35 million) project to fully revamp Binh Tay, the 88-year-old market in the heart of District 6’s Chinatown.

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Hanoi Requests $14bn to Rebuild 10 Aging Apartment Buildings

Hanoi's government is seeking over US$14 billion in investment to renovate and rebuild 10 old apartment buildings.

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Saigon to Build $672m, 9.5km Overpass From Airport to Downtown

In an effort to decrease traffic congestion near Tan Son Nhat International Airport, city officials are considering the construction of a VND15 trillion (US$672.6 million) overpass.

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The Story Behind Saigon’s ‘Death’ Projects

A number of large, high-end projects in Saigon have long been stalled, their skeletons constant reminders of the city’s speculative real estate market.