HCM City develops plan for underground spaces Society

HCM City develops plan for underground spaces

Ho Chi Minh City authorities are developing a plan for design and construction of underground spaces around metro line stations as part of an effort to renovate its inner districts and develop infrastructure in the next five years.
HCM City to revoke long-delayed projects Business

HCM City to revoke long-delayed projects

HCM City authorities are planning to revoke “long-delayed or projects that are no longer feasible” that have affected thousands of home owners who have been asked to move to make way for these projects.
Hanoi satellite urban areas take slow formation Society

Hanoi satellite urban areas take slow formation

Planning for five satellite urban areas in Hanoi, which is expected to help reduce the overloading of the urban centre, lags behind schedule, the municipal Department of Planning and Architecture has said.
HCM City seeks to develop urban river-canal network Society

HCM City seeks to develop urban river-canal network

Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan said at a conference held on September 11 that the city expects to outline a plan to build embankments and improve management of land along rivers and canals by the year-end.
HCM City to build more pedestrian streets Society

HCM City to build more pedestrian streets

Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Planning and Architecture and Spain's Idom Ingenieria Consultoria S.A. plan to work together to open more pedestrian streets and shopping malls in district 1.
Public bicycle sharing system fails to meet demand Society

Public bicycle sharing system fails to meet demand

Ho Chi Minh City was one of five large cities in the country asked to pilot public bicycle sharing in its inner areas under the Prime Minister’s requirement in 2014, but the pilot programme has failed to meet demand.
Hanoi to reclaim nearly 40ha of land Society

Hanoi to reclaim nearly 40ha of land

The People’s Committee of Hanoi has requested to reclaim 39.2ha of investor-held land belonging to the city’s land fund, in order to construct public works.
HCM City gears towards smart city Society

HCM City gears towards smart city

Ho Chi Minh City and military telecom group Viettel signed an agreement on November 17 to develop the southern metropolis into a smart city during 2017-2020.
Planner suggests ’twin city’ model for HCM City Society

Planner suggests ’twin city’ model for HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City should develop a “twin city” model, which would divide the metropolis into two urban areas, a western and an eastern one, to allow each part to properly develop, said Dr Vo Kim Cuong, former deputy chief architect of HCM City.