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HCMC to dredge 18 polluted canals in central districts

A long-due response to repeated requests from local citizens.

HCMC approves $81 mln flood-prevention project to dredge major canal

Millions of residents are hoping that life under water will become a thing of the past.

A paddle along Can Tho's canals

VnExpress International hops on a canoe tour around Can Tho – the heart of Vietnam’s Mekong Delta.
June 01, 2017 | 08:19 pm GMT+7

Barely afloat: A glimpse of life on Saigon canal

This fruit-vending family cannot find customers in their hometown while the city is too expensive for them to rent a place.
August 15, 2017 | 10:42 am GMT+7

Postal boating: the Bangkok mailman still bringing word by canal

Drift wood and trash that often get stuck in the boat propeller make the job a daily adventure.
August 16, 2017 | 05:08 pm GMT+7

Tourism guru plants the seed for floral canal in Saigon

'Saigon's iconic annual flower street along Nguyen Hue Boulevard has fulfilled its mission.'
November 30, 2017 | 12:00 am GMT+7

Ho Chi Minh City seeks private investment to relocate canal slums

The city wants to shift 20,000 shanty houses, but the estimated cost is almost $2 billion.
February 02, 2018 | 08:54 am GMT+7

HCMC urged to spend $6.7 mln to prevent airport flooding

Municipal agency says preventing flooding at the Tan Son Nhat Airport is an “urgent and vital” task.
August 19, 2018 | 12:18 pm GMT+7

28 drown in India bus crash, many of them children

At least 28 people drowned on Saturday after their bus plunged into a canal in India, police said, in the latest tragedy on the world's deadliest roads.
November 25, 2018 | 08:28 am GMT+7

Saigon airport flooding blamed on lack of coordination

The Tan Son Nhat International Airport is frequently flooded because of ‘unsynchronized infrastructure’ and lack of communication by authorities.
May 23, 2019 | 04:20 pm GMT+7

Encroachment blocks water flow in HCMC canals

Encroachment and garbage have narrowed three of Ho Chi Minh City's five main canals, affecting water drainage.
August 05, 2019 | 08:13 am GMT+7
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