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Saigon pagoda gets a facelift to give new home to relics of Buddhist monk who set himself on fire

Take a look at at a 35-ton copper statue in this revamped place of worship. 

Vietnam faces shortage of construction sand after years of over-exploitation

Infrastructure could grind to a halt if new alternatives aren't found.

Deadly road traps: Open sewers call for sidewalk 'patch up' in Saigon

Recent incidents of children killed after being washed down unfenced drains should raise an alarm: sidewalks don't just need cleaning up.
October 01, 2017 | 12:26 am GMT+7

Hanoi kindergarten collapses during construction work

10 construction workers fled the site the moment they noticed the building listing.
September 25, 2017 | 03:54 pm GMT+7

This crumbling mess is why hundreds of Saigon vendors are protesting

Repair work has been delayed on the city's main wet market despite vendors paying authorities $9.5 million to get started.
September 22, 2017 | 03:04 pm GMT+7

25 years of construction delays freezes Saigon peninsula in a time warp

Across the Saigon River, paddy fields and fish ponds are still a way of life.
August 24, 2017 | 11:30 am GMT+7

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.
August 21, 2017 | 09:22 am GMT+7

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.
August 18, 2017 | 07:15 pm GMT+7

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