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Behind the Cover: 'Da Nang: COASTAL City' to Hit Bookshelves Next Month

Next month, German editor Michael Waibel will release Da Nang: COASTAL City, the third in a series of large-format photo books dedicated to documenting the development and vibrancy of Vietnam. In conj...

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Vinhomes to Build Ha Long Complex Full of Shophouses

Ha Long Bay is about to get its first urban development, courtesy of Vinhomes.

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[Photos] District 2 Just Got a Fresh New Park

Green space has long come at a premium in Saigon, especially as some public areas – see District 1’s Chi Lang Park – have lost out to the city’s breakneck development.

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Vinhomes to Transform Ba Son Shipyard Into Mega Development

The first few renderings of Vinhomes' Ba Son complex construction have recently surfaced online, stirring hope for proponents of the mega development and sorrow for those who fear the loss of an ...

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[Renderings] The Hamptons Are Coming to Ho Tram

Saigon city dwellers can soon look forward to a Hamptons-style holiday, as a Vietnamese rendition of the famed American destination is set to reach completion in 2018.

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Urban Vietnam Reckons With Its Air Quality Dilemma

There's a lot going on in the world of Vietnamese air quality these days. From Hanoi reaching Beijing-level pollution earlier this month to Saigon getting its first publicly accessible real-time air q...

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Saigon Planning Underground City Beneath Ben Thanh Market

Ben Thanh Market, tourist shopping hub and icon of old Saigon, may one day have some competition beneath its feet.

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A Vietnam-Laos Railway Could Be on the Horizon

Late last month, Deputy Minister of Transport Nguyen Ngoc Dong announced the launch of a feasibility study which will explore the possibility of a railway connecting Vientiane with coastal Vung Ang in...

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[Video] Shanghai Tower Timelapse Packs 4 Years of Work Into 3 Minutes

When construction of China's Shanghai Tower began in 2009, filmmaker Joe Nafis made it his mission to capture the structure's rise above the rest of the city skyline.

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Construction Begins on Hanoi-Sapa Highway Upgrade

On February 27, work began on an infrastructure project which will upgrade the existing roadway between Hanoi and Sapa.

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[Photos] Vinhomes Central Park Rises From the Dust

While some of the city's construction projects are lagging – see, for instance, the skeletal riverside tower at the end of Ton Duc Thang – Vinhomes Central Park has breezed ahead, rising by the d...

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City Officials Approve Phase One Design of $2.4m Administrative Building

On February 27, city officials approved the design for phase one of Saigon's new administrative building.

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Not Everyone Loves the Record-Breaking Hanoi Broadcast Tower

As Hanoi moves ahead with a plan to construct the world's tallest broadcast tower, not everyone is thrilled about the project, following last week's announcement of the 636-meter structure's approxima...

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[Renderings] Hanoi to Trade Open Fields for Riverside Development Complex

On the eastern bank of the Red River, Hanoi's open fields are about to make way for a high-end real estate development in Long Bien District.

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Mekong Delta Faces Worst Drought in 90 Years

It is not yet the peak of dry season, but the Mekong Delta is experiencing its worst drought in 90 years.

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[Video] Can Tho Gets Its First Pedestrian Bridge

Can Tho's brand-new pedestrian bridge opened to residents just in time for Tet.

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Hanoi Metro Will Open in December 2016

By the end of 2016, Hanoi's first metro line will officially be up and running.

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Saigon's Tax Center Skyscraper Will Have a Helipad

At the Satra-Tax Plaza's ground-breaking ceremony on January 29, developers of the project announced the roof of the new skyscraper will house a helipad.

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Saigon's Hotel Majestic to Get High-Rise Addition

Since last June, Saigontourist Holding Company has resumed expansion of The Majestic, its five-star luxury hotel overlooking the riverfront.

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Dong Nai Proposes Extension of Metro Line 1

As downtown progress on the Saigon Metro inches along, Dong Nai officials are hoping to extend Line 1 beyond the city limits.