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Saigon woefully short of greenery, senior officials admit

Haphazard urbanization has meant that HCMC has only achieved 8 percent of its per capita greenery goal of 6.7 square meters.

HCMC downtown car toll not before 2021

2021 would be the earliest that cars in Ho Chi Minh City will have to pay downtown toll, the city's Transport Department said Wednesday.

Sidewalks and traffic: a false trade-off

When I was writing my book "Hanoi Promenade," I often wondered what makes the city so special, so attaching.
July 30, 2019 | 02:24 pm GMT+7

HCMC plans toll gates for cars to reduce congestion

HCMC Department of Transport wants the city to spend VND250 billion ($10.7 million) to build 34 toll gates for cars entering the city downtown.
July 17, 2019 | 04:01 pm GMT+7

HCMC installs monitoring station on flood-prone street

Ho Chi Minh City authorities are trialing a flood monitoring station with a warning system on one of its most flood-prone streets.
July 15, 2019 | 10:27 am GMT+7

HCMC terminates much delayed $110 million parking lot project

A $110 million underground parking project in downtown Saigon has been cancelled after unresolved issues caused a 10-year delay.
July 13, 2019 | 05:48 pm GMT+7

Da Nang to plant trees, become ‘city in a garden’

Da Nang should plant more trees and designate more public spaces to make it ‘a city in a garden,’ a city legislator says.
July 11, 2019 | 08:30 am GMT+7

Locals unhappy government inspectors' report on Thu Thiem violations ignores them

People in Ho Chi Minh City's District 2 complain their sufferings have been ignored in a report on violations in Thu Thiem urban area development.
June 30, 2019 | 03:11 pm GMT+7

Hanoi to begin housing construction for Old Quarter residents’ relocation this year

Hanoi will begin construction of housing by year end to relocate 6,500 families from its Old Quarter as the city seeks to decongest the area.
June 26, 2019 | 10:26 am GMT+7

Delay in acquiring lands slows down Saigon’s flood-proofing projects

Major projects meant to stop Ho Chi Minh City’s chronic flooding have fallen behind schedule because of delays in land acquisition.
June 02, 2019 | 07:58 am GMT+7

Hanoi to inspect 3,500 houses, buildings near metro line construction site

Authorities in Hanoi will inspect 3,500 houses and other buildings to serve construction of underground stations for its second metro line.
May 30, 2019 | 06:49 pm GMT+7

Saigon canal overflows with garbage, awaits cleanup

The 19/5 canal in Ho Chi Minh City, earmarked for renovation next year, has been highly polluted for many years now.
May 27, 2019 | 09:30 am GMT+7

World Bank lends HCMC $125 million to improve urban management

HCMC will receive Vietnam's first ever municipal-level financial support package from the World Bank to foster sustainable urban growth.
May 18, 2019 | 02:52 pm GMT+7

Saigon sets up division to manage all investment in traffic infrastructure

A board has been set up to manage all investment in hundreds of traffic infrastructure projects in Ho Chi Minh City.
May 18, 2019 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Hanoi begins project to clean highly polluted river with Japanese technology

Hanoi authorities on Thursday began a project to clean a section of the capital's infamous To Lich River.
May 17, 2019 | 11:07 am GMT+7
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