Sustainable Development Goals

SDG 11 Sustainable cities and communities

Politburo’s resolution boosts development in Mekong Delta

The Mekong Delta is to become a region of comprehensive development, modern and uniform infrastructure system, and dynamic economic growth under the Poliburo’s resolution on the region’s socioeconomic development to 2045.In its planning, Long An set the target to become a dynamic economic hub in ...

Smart city development in VN faces challenges

Building smart cities in VN faces many challenges, although technology businesses have tried their best to accompany localities in orientation, planning and building, heard attendees at the VN-Asia Smart City Summit 2023.According to Trương Gia Bình, Chairman of VINASA’s Founding Council, the biggest challenge for ...

Ha Giang’s fee proposal for Dong Van Geopark raises controversy

The management board of Dong Van Karst Plateau Geopark said since 2011 experts at the UNESCO Global Geoparks Network (GGN) have discussed entry fee collection and financial autonomy for the tourism site. A report showed that about 65 percent of travelers to the province would visit ...

Linh Trang

Workshop seeks ways to enhance urban climate resilience in Vietnam

Participants at a national workshop in Hanoi on March 7 sought ways to help raise the climate resilience of Vietnam’s urban centers, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and protect the environment.Deputy Minister of Construction Nguyen Tuong Van stressed the significance of the Politburo’s Resolution No. 06-NQ/TW ...

Decade-long general planning scheme for Cuu Long river basin approved

Deputy Prime Minister Tran Hong Ha has signed a decision to approve the general planning scheme of the Cuu Long (Mekong) river basin for the 2021-2030 period with a vision to 2050.The planning scheme aims to ensure water security in the river basin, and reserve, ...

National steering committee on green growth established

Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has signed a decision on establishing a national steering committee on green growth led by Deputy Prime Minister Le Van Thanh. Members of the committee include leaders from the Government Office, Ministries of Planning and Investment, Natural Resources and Environment, Justice, ...

HCMC sinks by 2cm per year: study

Land in Ho Chi Minh City sinks by an average two to five centimeters a year, resulting in more frequent urban flooding, according to new study.Vietnam’s largest city has constantly sunk since 1990, with the accumulated subsidence level until now estimated at 100 centimeters, Japan ...

Thu Hang

Localities urged to develop data sharing mechanism

Cities and provinces across Vietnam will need to develop a database system and data sharing mechanism among State management agencies to develop e-government as part of an effort to become smart cities, experts said.Vietnam has set a target by 2025 to have 100% of national ...

Vietnam needs roughly 368 billion USD to develop climate-resilient, low-carbon economy: WB

Vietnam needs to invest approximately 368 billion USD from now until 2040 to build a climate resilient and low-carbon economy, according to the Vietnam Country Climate and Development Report (CCDR) released by the World Bank on July 13.According to the report, a series of urgent ...

National action plan for circular economy to be set up

The Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment on Tuesday (28/6) chaired a conference to discuss a national action plan for Việt Nam’s circular economy. The State should promulgate policies to promote the environmental industry, including the recycling sector. It should also have a roadmap to replace ...

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