Home cheap home: Vietnam architect's quest for low-cost housing

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Home cheap home: Vietnam architect's quest for low-cost housing

Vo Van Duong's bamboo and coconut leaf house looks much like others deep in Vietnam's Mekong Delta. But unlike them, his seemingly simple abode is designed to withstand typhoons, flooding and earthquakes -- and at a cost of less than $4,000 could herald a new wave of cheap, sustainable housing.

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Working people in Saigon build fires in rare cold (photos)

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Working people in Saigon build fires in rare cold (photos)

In the past few days, working people light up fires along Ho Chi Minh City’s streets to warm themselves up in the wee hours, which is quite an uncommon sight for one of the country’s hottest cities.

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Gift basket market heats up for upcoming Tet in Ho Chi Minh City

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Gift basket market heats up for upcoming Tet in Ho Chi Minh City

Unlike previous years, the market for gift baskets meant for the upcoming Tet (traditional Lunar New Year) has heated up quite early.

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Crash kills 9, injures 5 as victims en route to wedding in central Vietnam

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Crash kills 9, injures 5 as victims en route to wedding in central Vietnam

A deadly accident between a car and a truck occurred in a central province on Saturday afternoon, leaving nine dead and five injured.

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Flowering seasons across Vietnam tempting for backpackers, tourists

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Flowering seasons across Vietnam tempting for backpackers, tourists

In recent years, more backpackers have trekked on bike across the country for rewarding tastes of stunning flower seasons, which also draw influxes of domestic and international tourists.

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Portrait of a master painting copyist in Ho Chi Minh City

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Portrait of a master painting copyist in Ho Chi Minh City

A seasoned painter in Ho Chi Minh City has been widely known among his circle of colleagues and art buyers, including foreigners, for his exceptional painting duplicating skills.

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 25

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – January 25

Enjoy your breakfast while skimming these brief news items on Tuoi Tre News today, January 25, 2015

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President Obama and US Congress at war: Obama wins

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President Obama and US Congress at war: Obama wins

Editor's Note: Dr. Terry F. Buss is a fellow of the U.S. National Academy of Public Administration. He wrote this article exclusively for Tuoi Tre News.

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Two Chinese cuffed in Vietnam for masquerading as law enforcers to cheat

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Vietnamese police have arrested two Chinese men and a local woman belonging to a ring whose members posed as law enforcement officials to con people out of billions of dong (VND1 billion ~ US$46,600).

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Vietnam to invest $792mn in science, tech in 2015

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Vietnam has put aside more than VND17 trillion (US$792 million) for science and technology in 2015, the Ministry of Science and Technology said at a conference in Hanoi this week.

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Hanoi to fell 146 old trees for safety reasons

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Hanoi to fell 146 old trees for safety reasons

The Hanoi Department of Construction will chop down 146 age-old trees along two streets for safety reasons, a department official said on Friday.

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ADB to loan Vietnam $165mn for school construction, infrastructural development

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ADB to loan Vietnam $165mn for school construction, infrastructural development

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will lend Vietnam US$165 million in two packages to build new schools and improve rural infrastructure under two agreements it signed Friday with the country’s central bank.

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Five Hanoi hotels on TripAdvisor’s list of those offering world’s best service

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Five Hanoi hotels on TripAdvisor’s list of those offering world’s best service

Five hotels in Hanoi have been listed among those with the best service in the world by travel website TripAdvisor.

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Customs data show Vietnam’s mobile phone exports up 11% to $23.6bn last year

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Customs data show Vietnam’s mobile phone exports up 11% to $23.6bn last year

Mobile phones and parts raked in the biggest export revenue for Vietnam last year, customs data show.

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Six South Koreans apprehended for organizing online gambling from Vietnam

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Six South Koreans apprehended for organizing online gambling from Vietnam

Vietnamese police have handed over to their South Korean counterparts six South Korean nationals who had been arrested for setting up gambling websites for about 4,000 gamblers in South Korea, with the total money involved amounting to 10 billion won (US$9.28).

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