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On Preserving Laos' Botanical Diversity in the Garden of Luang Prabang

In a region where rapid urbanization, hydropower development and resource demand is devastating natural ecosystems, a dedicated team is working hard to preserve Laos’ unique plant species.

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Singaporean Real Estate Company Pours $177m Into Residential Project in D4

Singaporean property developer CapitaLand has announced that it is planning to build its latest residential development in Saigon's District 4.

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Phu Quoc to Transform Old Airport Into New Urban Zone

The leadership of Phu Quoc has unveiled a plan to turn the island's old airport into a new urban area.

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Japan's Aid Agency Voices Concerns Over Vietnam's Handling of ODA Loans for Metro Projects

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is not happy about how the Vietnamese government manages its official development assistance (ODA) loans.

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Chinese-Backed Projects in Vietnam Get Bad Rap for Poor Quality, Rampant Delays

The trial run for Hanoi’s inaugural railway has been cancelled by the Chinese building team, which further perpetuates the stereotype of troublesome Chinese construction projects in the country.

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Saigon Puts an End to Projects to Build Apartments Under 25 Square Meters

Ho Chi Minh City officials have closed the door on a government plan to build small apartments in order to prevent overcrowding and the creation of “elevated slums.”

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Saigon Delays Construction of 2nd Metro Line to 2020

While the construction of Saigon’s first metro line has been riddled by delays, things are looking even gloomier for the next line which may take another decade to become a reality.

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[Photos] Unique Thai Nguyen Primary School Criticized for Alleged High Cost, Low Attendance

A toxic rumor has cast doubt on a primary school project in one of Thai Nguyen province’s most secluded communes.

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A Tale of Two Plans: Thu Thiem, Phu My Hung and Future Saigon

Across the Saigon River from central District 1’s glass-and-steel skyscrapers, the Thu Thiem New Urban Area is slowly – very slowly – taking shape. Named after the swampy peninsula on which it sits, t...

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Vietnamese Firm Suggests Chinese Power Plant Contractor to Take on Construction of Long Thanh Airport

Although it still only exists on paper, Long Thanh International Airport is already embroiled in its first controversy regarding prospective contractors.

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Saigon's 'Ghost Tower' Seized as Collateral After Owners Fail to Repay Debt

The future of Saigon’s most prominent skeleton tower has become even murkier.

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Korean Giant CJ Group Invests $63m to Build Frozen Food Factory in Saigon

CJ Group, a Korean conglomerate, has announced plans to expand its presence in Vietnam's food market.

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Massive Long An Theme Park Project Abandoned Due to Debt

Once set to become the largest theme park in all of Southeast Asia, Long An province's Happyland entertainment complex may never open to the public due to debt.

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Korean Giant Lotte Breaks Ground on $885m Eco Smart City in Thu Thiem

Lotte, the giant South Korean conglomerate, has agreed to develop a US$885 million complex in District 2's Thu Thiem New Urban Area.

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[Renderings] Da Nang May Get a Flashy Public Space Along the Han River

As urban centers across Vietnam compete to become the most modern versions of themselves by 2030, Da Nang is getting a fancy new public space.

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Vo Trong Nghia Brings Low-Cost Prefabricated S Houses to Northern Vietnam

Could Vo Trong Nghia's low-cost prefabricated S House provide a sustainable solution for Vietnam’s architectural needs?

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[Renderings] What the Nhon-Hanoi Metro Line Will Look Like in the Future

As the capital's Cat Linh - Ha Dong urban railway inches closer to the finish line, construction on the Nhon - Hanoi Station route has once again been prolonged to 2021.

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[Photos] Thuan Kieu Plaza Receives Makeover, May Open Again This September

One of Saigon’s most iconic landmarks of the early 2000s – Thuan Kieu Plaza – is receiving a makeover.

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[Photos] The Last Vestiges of Saigon's Natural Landscape in District 2

On the eastern edge of District 2’s An Phu lies one of the last vestiges of Saigon's wilderness, a shrinking area that is slowly being chipped away for new infrastructure projects and dense developmen...

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Work Set to Resume on Saigon's Largest 'Ghost Tower'

Saigon's most prominent unfinished skyscraper is finally set for completion thanks to a new investor.