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Prime Minister Approves Plan For Phu Quoc Casino

Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has approved plans for an entertainment complex along with a casino to be built in the southern island of Phú Quốc.

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New Mega Development in the Works for Hanoi’s West Lake

Hanoi is gearing up for a new mega development that will house 24,300 people and stretch across three districts.

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Design Competition For Saigon's New Administrative Building Kicks Off

Over the weekend, Hồ Chí Minh City residents were given the opportunity to view 11 shortlisted designs for the new City People's Committee Administration Building and to vote for the scheme they felt ...

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[Infographic] An Illustrated Guide to Saigon’s Metro System

A few weeks back, Tuoi Tre put together an elaborate infographic laying out the plans for Saigon’s metro system. Figuring that a few of our readers aren’t 100% fluent in Vietnamese, we took the time t...

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Construction Of Thủ Thiêm Bridge 2 To Begin In February

It looks like the HCMC People’s Committee’s has gotten its wish as its vice chairman announced last week that construction of the Thủ Thiêm Bridge 2 will move ahead next month.   

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Actual Road to Replace Drainage Pipe Shortcut In The Mekong Delta

In the past 4 years along a stretch Ho Chi Minh City-Trung Luong expressway in the Mekong province of Ten Giang, many residents have been using a drainage tunnel under the highway as a shortcut. ...

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Construction Begins On HCMC's Second Metro Line

As work on HCMC's first metro line steadily moves along, construction on the city’s Urban Railway Line 2 project broke ground in District 12 yesterday.

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[Photos] Could Tokyo’s Skinny Houses Become a Model for Hanoi?

While Hanoi may be famous for its impossibly skinny homes, it isn’t the only Asian megacity where residents are forced to make the best of their small plots of land.

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Hundreds Of Trees In HCMC's Gia Định Park To Be Chopped Down For Airport Road

A new 650 meter road meant to reduce traffic to Tân Sơn Nhất Airport will be built through Gia Định Park, resulting in the removal of hundreds trees.

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Drone Video Captures Nighttime Traffic In Saigon

Over the past few decades, Saigon has spent a great deal of money upgrading its transportation infrastructure, specifically its roads (we’re still waiting on you, metro line).

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[Photos] World Bank Program Transforms Blighted Canals and Alleys

With urbanization rapidly taking hold in Vietnam, its cities have had a difficult time providing the necessary infrastructure to accommodate it. Flooded alleys, dirt roads and polluted creeks all have...

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Future Saigon: Saigon Centre Phase 2

After years of inactivity, construction on the massive plot next to Saigon Center at the corner of Lê Lợi and Nam Kỳ Khởi Nghĩa Streets is finally underway.

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Hanoi To Move 26,200 Residents Out Of The Old Quarter

Hanoi’s 82-hectre Old Quarter, described by some as “among Asia's best-preserved urban hubs of traditional commerce,” is about to lose nearly 40% of its residents, as city authorities seek to reduce t...

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Vo Trong Nghia Unveils Modular, Low-Cost Housing Concept For Vietnam

If you caught the article we featured on Vo Trong Nghia’s “Rebel Architecture” last week, you may remember the architecture firm’s low-cost housing project in development that would cost around $3000 ...

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Only 16% Of Wastewater Released Into Dong Nai River Is Treated

In what is yet another environmental challenge to the health of Vietnam’s river ways and its people is the discharging of untreated wastewater from factories and homes.

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City Authorities Agree to Save Elements of Saigon’s Tax Center

While there’s no saving the Tax Center which will soon be demolished to make way for a new 40-story tower, elements of the 90-year-old building will be preserved, according to city officials...

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New Noi Bai Terminal, Vietnam’s Largest, to Open Next Week

Hanoi’s Noi Bai Airport is set to open its shiny new $645.3 million, 4-story terminal next week after three years of construction.

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HCMC Planning 8-Story Trade Center In Front Of Opera House

Downtown Saigon’s modern makeover continues to take shape with the city government announcing plans for a new, 8-story trade center just across from the Saigon Opera House.

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Work Begins On HCMC's $1.41B Central Park Project, Future Home Of Vietnam’s Tallest Building

Work on Vinhome’s VND30 trillion ($1.41 billion) Central Park project officially kicked off on December 13.

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[Photos] 13 Old Saigon Villas to Be Demolished

According to Tuoi Tre, 13 villas in Districts 1 and 3 are scheduled to meet their demise in the near future. Though the city's Villa Classification Council is attempting to preserve many of these buil...