Investment management towards smart, green cities Society

Investment management towards smart, green cities

The Ministry of Construction is drafting an amended Decree on the management of urban development and investment, which includes regulations on regional urban development, as well as building green growth urban areas, ecological and smart cities, and climate change-resilient cities.
Hue plans to launch bike tourism service Videos

Hue plans to launch bike tourism service

Vietnam's former imperial capital of Hue plans to pilot a public bicycle service that will provide hundreds of tourists with an option to view its downtown streets.
Hue plans to launch bike tourism service Travel

Hue plans to launch bike tourism service

Vietnam's former imperial capital of Hue plans to pilot a public bicycle service that will provide hundreds of tourists with an option to view its downtown streets.
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.
Flood risks at 18 spots in Hanoi Society

Flood risks at 18 spots in Hanoi

Hanoi has 18 locations at risk of flooding when rainfall averages at least 50mm per two hours, according to head of the Hanoi Sewerage and Drainage Limited Company.
Traditional markets need more funds Society

Traditional markets need more funds

In an effort to overcome current shortcomings and improve the efficiency of traditional markets, Hanoi will review and adjust the market network in tandem with infrastructure planning.
Hanoi to source water from Red River Society

Hanoi to source water from Red River

Authorities in Hanoi have decided to exploit surface water from the Hong (Red) River to ease water shortages and ensure a long-term water source for the city.
Hanoi prepares for rainy season Society

Hanoi prepares for rainy season

Hanoi Water Drainage Company estimates that there are about 10 inner-city sites will be vulnerable to flooding during the rainy season, which is expected to arrive in June, earlier than usual.
Environment

HCM City to build 30 lakes to control floods

Ho Chi Minh City will soon develop 30 lakes in suburban areas and hundreds of others in inner-city areas to hold rainwater in a move to effectively control severe floods, said the Saigon Times Daily.
Society

Major cities curb traffic congestion with new roads

Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City have made progress in curbing traffic congestion in the last five years with a number of drastic measures, said Dinh La Thang, Transport Minister and Deputy Chairman of the National Committee for Traffic Safety.
Society

Diesel-electric buses to run on street soon

Vietnam will soon get new diesel-electric hybrid buses following the signing of an agreement in Hanoi on June 13 between Siemens Vietnam and the Vietnam Motors Industry Corporation or Vinamotor.
Society

Hanoi to build more overpasses, car parks

This year, Hanoi authorities plan to build steel overpasses for cars and motorbikes as well as underground and high-rise car parks to gradually reduce traffic congestion in the capital city.