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In Vietnam, deep-rooted vested interests threaten to derail corruption crackdown

Vietnam's top leadership has admitted that interest groups have exerted their surging influence on the policymaking process.

Vietnam's transport ministry slammed for handpicking investors for projects that shortchange the public

Inspectors are questioning why there was only one bidder for each multi-million dollar job.

Saigon's road space 167 years behind national standard: city leader

Many have pointed fingers to private cars, saying they are clogging the city's streeets.
August 18, 2017 | 12:04 pm GMT+7

Multi-million-dollar hospital project left to rot in northern Vietnam

The unfinished public hospital is six years late but the government said it will not be entitled to more funding until 2020.
August 09, 2017 | 11:02 am GMT+7

Lotus design for Hanoi's new largest theater not everyone's cup of tea

The lotus may be a symbol of Vietnam, but it might have outgrown its popularity when it comes to new building designs.
July 31, 2017 | 07:00 pm GMT+7

Southeast Asia’s longest sea crossing slowly sinking in Vietnam

A team of inspectors has found cracks on the bridge ahead of its opening, and the 15km structure appears to be sinking.
July 13, 2017 | 02:09 pm GMT+7

Facebook wants to turn campus into a 'village'

'Our hope is to create a physical space that supports our community and builds on our existing programs.'
July 08, 2017 | 08:42 am GMT+7

Saigon backpacker street undergoes major makeover

Authorities are hoping that the work to turn Bui Vien into a walking street will make the popular backpacker area more attractive.
June 18, 2017 | 12:06 pm GMT+7

Workers sweat through the night to resurface Hanoi’s iconic Long Bien Bridge

The bumpy trip over the Red River should be smooth sailing when work is completed on the 115-year-old bridge.
June 02, 2017 | 04:11 pm GMT+7

The workers who build and fix the world

Underground or high up in the air, these are the ones putting together every home, bridge, tower and rail line of our cities.
May 27, 2017 | 07:59 pm GMT+7

Inside a Vietnamese warehouse, an illegal tiny town takes shape

The mini-suburb with several houses and lighted sidewalks is almost complete, but Da Nang officials say they never heard of it.
March 11, 2017 | 07:55 pm GMT+7

Glass house offers perfect mountain view a stone's throw from Hanoi

Who says a modern approach can't bring you closer to nature?
March 02, 2017 | 04:09 pm GMT+7

World's tallest wooden building could herald 'age of timber'

High-rise wooden buildings, such as 14-storey apartment building 'The Tree' in Norway, are altering city skylines in what the timber industry is heralding as a new era that will ...
February 24, 2017 | 05:43 pm GMT+7

Residents of apartment in Saigon's backpacker street stand firm as city warns of collapse

HCMC has called for the urgent evacuation of the old building on Bui Vien Street.
November 26, 2016 | 02:00 am GMT+7

Japanese homebuilder plans $20 mln factory rental expansion in Vietnam

Vietnam has emerged as a manufacturing hub, and foreign investors want their slice of the pie.
October 06, 2016 | 01:53 pm GMT+7