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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.

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Saigon Housing Is About to Get the Japanese Treatment

As early as next year, middle-class residents in the southern hub will be getting “Japan quality” housing.

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Saigon to Demolish Old Apartment Buildings, Construct New Low-Income Housing

With a new set of politicians in office, Saigon's urban housing will see some changes in the coming year.

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Hanoi to Get 1m New Trees, 5 World-Class Public Parks

If all goes to plan, Hanoi will be getting considerably greener in the next five years.

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Vietnam Could Get a North-South High-Speed Railway

Though it won't be happening any time soon, Vietnam may one day have a high-speed railway line that runs the length of the country.

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Saigon to Launch $441m Anti-Flooding Project This Month

In response to Saigon's rainy season floods, municipal authorities are launching a US$441 million anti-flooding project at the end of this month.

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Hanoi Seeks $115.5bn to Become 'Second Singapore'

In Saigon, the unspoken goal of urban development seems to be transforming the southern hub into another version of Singapore. For Hanoi, however, this is no longer an unspoken ambition, as offic...

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Developer Proposes Saigon River Park and Underground Mall

Local developer Van Thinh Phat Group has submitted to city officials a proposal to build a new public park and underground trade center along the western bank of the Saigon River.

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Hanoi to Invest $5.5bn in New Airport Facility

Hanoi officials announced on Monday their plan to expand the capital's airport facilities at a cost of US$5.5 billion.

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Saigon Officially Approves Thu Thiem's Eco Smart City

After years of small steps forward, the US$2.2 billion Eco Smart City project planned for Thu Thiem has finally received the official stamp of approval.