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Vietnam to build smart cities to tackle urban problems

Vietnam to build smart cities to tackle urban problems

VOV.VN - As of the end of last year, Vietnam had 800 urban areas whose rate of urbanization increased from nearly 24% in 1999 to 37% in 2017. Most are now facing traffic jams, water shortages, flooding, and environmental pollution. Developing smart cities will be the key to solving these problems.

HCM City needs regular tree surveys

HCM City needs regular tree surveys

Ho Chi Minh City should make a regular survey of trees to provide decision makers with information to make sustainable plans for adapting to climate change, experts said.

EU shares practices in urban, regional planning and development

EU shares practices in urban, regional planning and development

The Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences (VASS) organised a workshop entilted “Urban – regional plans and development in the European Union and policy suggestions for Vietnam” in Hanoi on September 25, gathering experts from Vietnam, Germany, Norway and the Netherlands.

WB: Vietnam rapidly urbanising

WB: Vietnam rapidly urbanising

Vietnam is rapidly urbanising, both spatially and demographically; despite a large amount of urban expansion, its cities are becoming denser, said a report released by the World Bank (WB) on January 26.

Migrant workers seek better life in urban areas

As many as 80 percent of Vietnamese migrant workers are believed to move from rural to urban areas to earn a better income, according to statistics released at a workshop in Hanoi on August 26.

Urban upgrade project begins in Mekong delta

The Ministry of Construction and the World Bank (WB) have started a US$600 million project on upgrading six urban areas in the Mekong delta region, according to the office of the Can Tho City People’s Committee.

Vietnam, Belgium cooperate in urban, rural planning

Vietnamese Ambassador to Belgium and Luxemburg Nguyen Manh Dung has visited Belgium’s famous Catholic University of Leuven and inaugurated an exhibition on the scenery of the Mekong delta city of Can Tho.

JICA aids central region in urban water supply

JICA aids central region in urban water supply

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) will provide technical assistance to a project on human resource development for the urban water sector in the central region of Vietnam.