HCMC to focus on developing northern, northwestern urban areas

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The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Planning and Architecture said it would propose municipal authorities to more vigorously restart urban area projects in the north and northwest of the city, including Tay Bac Cu Chi urban area in the upcoming time.

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Uber records loss in China, but big profits in Vietnam

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Uber records loss in China, but big profits in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - The CEO of Uber, Travis Kalanick, said that Uber lost more than $1 billion per year in the Chinese market while participating in the price competition with its rivals. However, in Vietnam, Uber is working very well.

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Ho Chi Minh City sinks by up to 28 mm in 2015

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Ho Chi Minh City sinks by up to 28 mm in 2015

Nearly 7,200 hectares of land in Ho Chi Minh City is sinking rapidly, with experts blaming it on the depletion of groundwater and massive construction.

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India to spend $580 million to develop first 20 'smart cities'

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India’s government will provide 40 billion rupees ($580 million) to upgrade the infrastructure of the first 20 cities selected under Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s smart cities program, according to a statement from the Ministry of Urban Development on Saturday.

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HCMC’s agricultural industry sustains growth momentum

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HCMC’s agricultural industry sustains growth momentum

Industrialization and urbanization has narrowed farming land in Ho Chi Minh City year by year but the city’s agricultural industry has sustained its growth momentum hitting 5.9 percent last year, far higher than the country’s average rate of 2.4 percent.

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Development partners worry about Vietnam’s public debt

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Development partners worry about Vietnam’s public debt

VietNamNet Bridge - Investors have repeatedly voiced their concern about Vietnam’s public debt which has been increasing rapidly, and about the national default risk, according to Le Xuan Nghia, head of the Business Development Institute (BDI).

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Affordable housing key to Vietnam’s national development targets: WB

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Affordable housing key to Vietnam’s national development targets: WB

An adequate supply of affordable housing will be essential for Vietnam to achieve its national development targets, given the country’s rapid and continuous urbanization, a World Bank report states.

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Packed cities, empty villages: Vietnam's migration dilemma

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Packed cities, empty villages: Vietnam's migration dilemma

When Vu Thi Linh moved her family from their spacious rural home to a tiny rented room in Hanoi, she hoped her children would be able to get the education she never had.

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Sweden shares experience on sustainable urban transport with Vietnam

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Sweden shares experience on sustainable urban transport with Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge - A transport delegationled by Swedish Vice Minister for Infrastructure Erik Bromander is visiting Vietnam to share the country’s best practices in the fields of transportation and urbanization.

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Giant cranes – new dangers in Vietnam’s metropolitan cities

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Giant cranes – new dangers in Vietnam’s metropolitan cities

VietNamNet Bridge – Along with fast urbanization and the appearance of skyscrapers in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, giant cranes have become very common, posing potential danger to passers-by.

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President Sang speaks at APEC 2015 CEO Summit

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President Sang speaks at APEC 2015 CEO Summit

(VOV) - President Truong Tan Sang is the only senior leader to be invited to attend and give a speech at the APEC 2015 CEO Summit.

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Hanoi lacks names for streets as city rapidly expands

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Hanoi lacks names for streets as city rapidly expands

VietNamNet Bridge – Because of rapid urbanization, Hanoi needs a huge amount of names for new roads and streets but the bank of names, particularly the names of celebrities, has been exhausted.

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Rapid urbanization makes it profitable to invest in water supply projects

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Rapid urbanization makes it profitable to invest in water supply projects

VietNamNet Bridge - An ADB report shows that Vietnam’s population in urban areas is expected to increase to 37 percent by 2020 from 30 percent. The rapid urbanization would lead to an urgent needs for infrastructure, including clean water.

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Efficient cities crucial to Vietnam’s transformation into high-income society: WB expert

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Efficient cities crucial to Vietnam’s transformation into high-income society: WB expert

Editor’s note: Axel van Trotsenburg, World Bank East Asia and Pacific Regional Vice President, explains why efficient cities play a crucial role in helping Vietnam to transform into a high-income society in this article written exclusively for Tuoi Tre News.

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Whenever it rains, HCM City gets inundated

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Whenever it rains, HCM City gets inundated

VietNamNet Bridge - Sixty percent of canals and irrigation ditches in HCM City have been filled in to make room for multi-story buildings, which has contributed to flooding.

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