Vietnam metro to tackle floods with ponds, lakes

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Vietnam metro to tackle floods with ponds, lakes

Children walk on flooded Calmette Street in downtown Ho Chi Minh City. The city is considering a plan to build underground water tanks and dig lakes to store rainwater in a controversial effort to tackle inundation. Photo: Diep Duc Minh

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Vietnam’s anti-poverty work: success story or skeleton in the closet?

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Vietnam’s anti-poverty work: success story or skeleton in the closet?

Thach Thi Pon, a Khmer woman, along with her children, receives some gifts from a delegation led by Helen Clark, chief of the United Nations Development Program. Vietnam has prided itself on achieving the first of its UN's Millennium Development Goal on poverty reduction well ahead of the 2015 deadline but Clark said at a conference this week that inequalities are still significant between ethnic minorities and other Vietnamese citizens. PHOTO: UNDP-DOAN BAO CHAU

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IFC supports building houses for average income earners

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IFC supports building houses for average income earners

(VOV) - International Finance Corporation (IFC) is infusing US$7.5 million into Nam Long Investment Joint Stock Company to build 8,000 houses in HCM city for average income earners.

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Draft project on urban authority model of Danang

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Draft project on urban authority model of Danang

(VOV) - Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc on February 21 chaired a meeting with leaders from central ministries and sectors to discuss the draft of a new urban authority model for the central city of Danang.

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World Bank urges Vietnam to fix shortcomings in urban sanitation

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World Bank urges Vietnam to fix shortcomings in urban sanitation

Photo courtesy of the World Bank

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In Vietnam, unsustainable ‘modernization’ too much for sanitation services

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In Vietnam, unsustainable ‘modernization’ too much for sanitation services

Urgent actions needed to improve the situation, according to the World Bank

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Paradise village Ako D’hong

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Paradise village Ako D’hong

One of the wealthiest villages in the Central Highlands, Ako D’hong Village preserves the culture of the Ede people very well in spite of urbanization.

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Urbanization brings people next door to garbage stations in Vietnam city

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Urbanization brings people next door to garbage stations in Vietnam city

Workers at a garbage transfer station in Ho Chi Minh City load rubbish into a dump truck. Photo by Dinh Muoi

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Hanoi hosts int’l conference on urban development

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The 37th annual conference of the International Urban Development Association ( INTA ) opened in Hanoi on December 3 with the theme “Urban development in a Changing World”.

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Traditional costumes no longer popular with ethnic groups

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Traditional costumes no longer popular with ethnic groups

VietNamNet Bridge – Traditional form of dressing is becoming less common among Vietnamese ethnic groups as a result of modernization and urbanization, according to a two year study conducted by the Museum of Cultures of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups.

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Traditional costumes no longer popular with ethnic groups

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Traditional costumes no longer popular with ethnic groups

Traditional form of dressing is becoming less common among Vietnamese ethnic groups as a result of modernization and urbanization, according to a two year study conducted by the Museum of Cultures of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups.

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Binh Duong’s focus of investment in 6 major areas

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Binh Duong’s focus of investment in 6 major areas

(VOV) - The southern province of Binh Duong needs investment in the fields of electricity-electronics, support industry, precise engineering, industrial pharmacy, pharmaceutical equipment, and food and high-quality food processing.

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Diabetes goes boom in Vietnam

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Diabetes goes boom in Vietnam

Urbanization, inactive lifestyles and fast food triple the number of diabetics over the past decade

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Japanese firms seek investment opportunities in Binh Duong

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Japanese firms seek investment opportunities in Binh Duong

(VOV) -A Japanese enterprise delegation led by Nakagaki Yoshihiko, Vice President of the International Friendship Exchange Council of Japan (FEC), had working session with People's Committee of Binh Duong Province on November 25.

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Vietnam metro is sinking, flooding easier

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Vietnam metro is sinking, flooding easier

Groundwater overexploitation and urbanization blamed, but one study finds rainwater can be pumped to effectively recharge the water table.

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