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PM calls for focus on technology to beat middle-income trap

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc believes Vietnam should switch its focus to technological innovation since resources and cheap labor are no longer its advantages.

HCMC will stagnate without new roads, transport minister warns

HCMC should make haste in building new ring roads and expressways, or it cannot develop further, the transport minister says.

As typhoons get stronger, Asia must build better, experts say

Rapid growth and development are increasing the risk of heavy damage from powerful typhoons in the Asia Pacific, experts said.
September 23, 2018 | 10:14 am GMT+7

Vietnam should use megatrends to sustain development

Whether or not Vietnam misses or embraces major megatrends can decide its ability to achieve sustainable development, says WB official.
July 10, 2018 | 03:15 pm GMT+7

Tears and frustration at Ho Chi Minh City meeting with Thu Thiem residents

Displaced constituents voiced their grievances at the meeting with the city's legislators.
May 11, 2018 | 08:07 am GMT+7

Vietnam pushes private sector development to boost growth

The PM is determined to make private enterprise the main engine behind the country's economy.
March 28, 2018 | 09:07 am GMT+7

Vietnam’s business environment changing for the better: European commerce chamber

Average GDP growth of over 6 percent in the past 20 years indicates Vietnam is moving forward.
March 22, 2018 | 10:44 am GMT+7

China biotech's 'coming out party' masks long road ahead

Investments pouring into China's pharma. 
October 20, 2017 | 08:13 am GMT+7

Vietnam fines resort $4,600 for filling in part of world-renowned bay

Tourism overkill is threatening to destroy the environment in Nha Trang.
October 05, 2017 | 12:09 pm GMT+7

Portraits of Vietnam's eye-opening education divide

City kids have computers and TVs in their schools, but some countryside students are even short of fresh water. 
October 01, 2017 | 10:30 am 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

Saigon market vendors protest stalled upgrade work after handing over $9.8 mln to authorities

It's been four years since the market's 2,000-plus vendors managed to cobble the money together, but all they've seen is customers walking away.
September 19, 2017 | 05:23 pm GMT+7

Gov't agrees to give HCMC more autonomy

The city will have authority over 'certain matters' which are currently controlled by ministries and other central government units.
September 07, 2017 | 11:49 am GMT+7

Developing countries urged to act now to prevent technology exacerbating poverty

Increasing automation in industries risks leaving large numbers unemployed and widening inequality gaps.
August 08, 2017 | 08:55 am GMT+7

Saigon's first metro line steams through city's green canopy

Then and now: How the city center has been transformed.
June 25, 2017 | 02:49 pm GMT+7
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