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.
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.
Green space has shrunk in HCM City because of urban development, but the city lacks the resources to develop concentrated green areas.
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.
Construction work began in an urban area on the coast of Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh on March 10.
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.
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.
Deputy PM Hoang Trung Hai on June 25 presided over a meeting in Hanoi of representatives from ministries, departments, localities and the World Bank (WB) to discuss the launch of an urban development project worth US$250 million.
The re-arrangement of parking lots in Hanoi and HCM city needs to be done step by step, transport officials said.
Pham Van Quan is one of the 20 outstanding young scientists from around the world to win the Green Talents competition in Germany, according to the German embassy in Hanoi.
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.
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.
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.