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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.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
December 10, 2016 | 10:00 am GMT+7

HCMC to dredge 18 polluted canals in central districts

A long-due response to repeated requests from local citizens.
July 09, 2016 | 06:13 pm GMT+7
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