Da Nang’s economy slows down in H1 Business

Da Nang’s economy slows down in H1

Gross regional domestic product growth of the central city of Da Nang slowed down in the first half of 2019 to stand at 6.21 percent, compared to the 7.24 percent in the previous year, heard a conference to review the city’s socio-economic development on July 3.
Heavy fines still fail to stop littering Society

Heavy fines still fail to stop littering

Regulations imposing heavy fines of up to 7 million VND (308 USD) on those who litter in public areas have been in effect for a year-and-a-half, but the number of violators who have been discovered and fined remains modest, so most city dwellers are indifferent to the fines.
Water pollution getting worse: experts Environment

Water pollution getting worse: experts

Widespread water pollution nationwide has inflicted an estimated economic loss of 11.6 trillion VND (510.7 million USD) in the last ten years and the situation is not getting better.
Public ignore stiff fines for littering Society

Public ignore stiff fines for littering

Regulations imposing stiff fines on littering and urinating in public spaces took effect almost a week ago (February 1), but most Hanoians are unaware of this, a local report says.
New Dong Nai flood project Society

New Dong Nai flood project

The People’s Committee of Dong Nai province has approved a 458 billion VND (20.4 million USD) project to prevent flooding at the Bien Hung five-way crossroads in Bien Hoa City.
Hanoi's lakes face challenges Environment

Hanoi's lakes face challenges

The number of lakes in Hanoi has decreased from 122 to 112 between 2010 and 2015, with 17 completely leveled and seven additional lakes added.
WB project upgrades Mekong Delta cities Society

WB project upgrades Mekong Delta cities

The second phase of a World Bank-funded project to upgrade the Mekong Delta’s urban areas was launched, benefiting the six regional cities Can Tho, My Tho, Cao Lanh, Ca Mau, Tra Vinh and Rach Gia during the 2014-2017 period.
Cleaning up the capital city Environment

Cleaning up the capital city

The capital city plans to construct 39 waste treatment plants for urban areas with an expected capacity of 1.8 million cubic metres per day by 2030, stretching to nearly 2.5 million cubic metres per day by 2050.
Society

Hanoi seeks 5 billion USD to upgrade city drainage

The capital city plans to spend more than 116 trillion VND (5.5 billion USD) for upgrading its urban drainage system in a massive project set to be completed in 2030, according to Nguyen Van Khoi, Vice Chairman of Hanoi People's Committee.
Business

Vietnam examines Japan’s infrastructure

A delegation of 44 top level Vietnamese managers will go on a two week fact finding trip to Japan’s central region of Kansai to study the technologies used to provide clean water and treat wastewater, according to the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).
Society

Urban upgrade project kicks off in Mekong delta

The Ministry of Construction and the World Bank have started a 600 million USD project on upgrading six urban areas in the Mekong delta region, according to the office of the Can Tho City People’s Committee.