Standards needed for smart homes Society

Standards needed for smart homes

‘Smart homes’ are becoming a new trend in Vietnam’s housing market, however experts say that standards for ‘smart’ projects are needed.
Construction ministry to focus on social housing Society

Construction ministry to focus on social housing

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has asked the Ministry of Construction to pay attention to the development of social housing projects and homes for low-income earners while enhancing urban management and creating favourable conditions for construction businesses.
Government reports increase in petitions in 2018 Politics

Government reports increase in petitions in 2018

The number of petitions and denunciations in 2018 increased by 11.8 percent compared to last year and the number of cases rose by 4.7 percent, said the Government’s report on the settlement of complaints and petitions delivered by Inspector General Le Minh Khai to the National Assembly in the morning of November 14.
Hanoi aims for more social housing by 2020 Business

Hanoi aims for more social housing by 2020

Hanoi’s property market will have more supply of social housing products for low-income people by 2020 in order to address the paucity of those products on the market combined with the over-supply of commercial houses.
50,000 affordable apartments to be built for workers Society

50,000 affordable apartments to be built for workers

Some 50,000 apartments will soon be available for Vietnamese workers at industrial clusters at a starting price of 150 million VND (6,400 USD) apiece, according to the Vietnam General Confederation of Labour (VGCL).
High-rise buildings at fire risk Society

High-rise buildings at fire risk

More than 4,100 high-rise buildings in Vietnam are at high risk of fire, the interdisciplinary team of the Ministry of Public Security and Ministry of Construction concluded in a recent investigation.
Social housing development boosts economy: Minister Business

Social housing development boosts economy: Minister

Social housing development not only improves societal strength but also boosts the economy overall, said Minister of Construction Pham Hong Ha, emphasising that Government spending on social housing can lift the real estate industry as a whole.