USAID launches $14 million project to help Ho Chi Minh City accelerate its green growth

USAID launches $14 million project to help Ho Chi Minh City accelerate its green growth

USAID and Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee launched a project to accelerate renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions on September 20.
Phu Quoc welcomes increasing investment in urban development

Phu Quoc welcomes increasing investment in urban development

Attracting large capital for urban development is essential for Phu Quoc City, which houses Phu Quoc Island – Viet Nam's largest off the southern province of Kien Giang, serving its diverse and sustainable growth after years of investing in the entertainment-resort tourism industry.
Second-tier cities latch onto attention

Second-tier cities latch onto attention

Limited land in the central cities is pushing real estate developers to expand their portfolios to the second-tier cities and provinces where they can find out large enough space for developing large-scale urban development areas.
Bright potential for urban branded residences

Bright potential for urban branded residences

In key cities of Vietnam, the demand for residential properties is high and sophisticated buyers are looking for different luxury products to suit their lifestyles. This mirrors the trends worldwide, where the number of branded residences have been constantly increasing to cater to the growing and globally-mobile high-net-worth population.
Smart solutions to enhance urban flood resilience

Smart solutions to enhance urban flood resilience

Urban areas account for two-thirds of national GDP, and so integrated and climate-resilient urban development is the key to keeping Vietnam on the correct economic path.
Planning urban industrial facilities to fit new demand

Planning urban industrial facilities to fit new demand

Whilst Vietnam is ramping up efforts to develop its industrial zones and make more ground ready to be used by domestic and international manufacturers, the new trend of combining urban and industrial zones in eco-friendly ways is taking the lead in planning. 
Towards greener, healthier urban lives

Towards greener, healthier urban lives

Green buildings and energy-efficient realty projects have received much global attention in past years and the latest moves from the government show that Vietnam is refusing to be left behind.
Rapid population growth creates housing burden in urban areas

Rapid population growth creates housing burden in urban areas

The rapid population growth is putting a lot of pressure on housing in Vietnam’s urban areas.
Innovating to deal with urban issues

Innovating to deal with urban issues

In the midst of frenetic urbanisation, the shift to renewable energy and decreasing the country’s carbon footprint is becoming more imperative. AkzoNobel, through innovative solutions, aims to play a key role in addressing these challenges.
Siemens targets green cities  Green tech providers offered great potential

Siemens targets green cities Green tech providers offered great potential

With more cities embracing environmental protection and investments increasing in technologies that curtail energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, the “cleantech” market opportunity is enormous.  
Long An takes long-term stance

Long An takes long-term stance

Aiming to make Long An province as a gateway to the Mekong River Delta and a southern key economic zone with 14 per cent annual growth, the prime minister in early October 2012 ratified the provincial socio-economic development plan until 2020 with the vision towards 2030.
Software firm  eyes “new city”

Software firm eyes “new city”

Quang Trung Software City Development Company has been instructed by the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee to work with the planned Thu Thiem new urban area management board to study possible locations for developing a second site.
Vietnam looks towards ‘green’ cities

Vietnam looks towards ‘green’ cities

Vietnam will look to develop urban areas environmentally friendly when recognising an indispensable urbanisation for the country’s socio-economic development process.
A “garden city” takes root in Binh Duong

A “garden city” takes root in Binh Duong

Binh Duong New City project, which is expected to be Ho Chi Minh City’s satellite city, is considered as one of the most important projects by the Vietnam government.
Japan assists Vietnam in eco-city projects

Japan assists Vietnam in eco-city projects

Japan will assist Vietnam in developing eco-city projects, said Japan’s Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Traffic and Tourism Hata Yuichiro.
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