urban development

Update news urban development

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Republic of Korea will help Hanoi survey some 3,000ha of land along the banks of the Hong (Red) River to plan the city's urban development.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 5/1

Seafood exports forecast to top $8b mark in 2015; Stocks rebound as year comes to close; Bonsai economy booms in Mekong Delta; Vietnam sectors upbeat on signing TPP in 2015;

Social News 5/10

 Hand-foot-mouth disease, dengue fever hit HCM City; Vietnam places 45th in Global AgeWatch Index 2014; Many press agencies fined between Jan and Sept; Vietnam-UK Research Institute makes debut in Da Nang; Hanoi pilots smart cards for bus travellers

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 3/10

 Binh Dinh approves refinery plan; Economy struggles to cope with bad debt, slow growth; Domestic apparel sales predicted to rise 10-15%; Auto market growth seen unsustainable; Ho Chi Minh City sees significant economic recovery

WB pledges US$2 billion for urban development

 The World Bank has committed US$2 billion to 30 Vietnamese cities to carry out urban development and management, institution and infrastructure construction projects.

Number of road accidents, fatalities decline in H1

The first half of the year saw fewer road accidents, with just around 12,800 cases compared to over 14,800 cases in the same period last year.

Ministry proposes hiring French experts to make capital region planning

The Ministry of Construction has asked the government’s permission to hire the Institute for Regional Urban Development Planning IAU - Ile de France to make the regional planning of Hanoi.

The open door for Vietnamese architects

VietNamNet Bridge - Why does Vietnam not take advantage of the brain and talent of local architects, but has to hire foreign architects with expensive price?