Urban administration and development

Hanoi acts to protect “green belt”

Hanoi is home to nearly 27,100ha of forest and forestry land, including 18,577ha under forest, which is considered a “green belt” protecting the local ecological environment.In recent years, Hanoi has issued many guidance documents, assigned tasks to departments, agencies and the localities home to forest, ...

Da Nang, WB to promote cooperation in digital database

The central city of Da Nang and the World Bank (WB) will be boosting cooperation in building digital database management as a crucial way towards full digitalisation and becoming a ‘smart’ city.Da Nang launched an e-government system in 2014, making the IT infrastructure available for ...

From gridlock to green cities: Vietnam's urban transport challenge

Large cities like Hanoi and HCMC are facing serious traffic congestion, air pollution, urban flooding, and urban heat island, calling for more effective solutions to limit personal vehicles. The policy of limiting personal vehicles to reduce congestion and pollution in urban areas has been in ...

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Measures to protect, restore, develop water resources in Vietnam discussed

Climate change, sea level rise, saltwater intrusion and unsustainable water use fuel the water scarcity risks in Vietnam, said Tong Ngoc Thanh, director general of the National Centre for Water Resources Planning and Investigation (NAWAPI).At the workshop “Protection, Restoration and Development of Water Resources: Science, Policy ...

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 ...

Hanoi to host Asia Smart City Summit 2023

The Asia Smart City Summit 2023 is scheduled to be held in Hanoi from November 29-30, by the Hanoi Department of Information and Communications in collaboration with the Vietnam Software & IT Services Association.The event is aimed at promoting the creation and growth of sustainable ...

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 ...

Efforts exerted to increase climate change adaptability of Mekong Delta urban systems

Localities in the Mekong Delta region are working hard to increase their urban areas’ adaptability to climate change, and boost urban development to green and sustainable direction.It is forecasted that by the end of the 21st century, the sea level will rise by 0.5 – ...

Efforts exerted to increase climate change adaptability of Mekong Delta urban systems

Localities in the Mekong Delta region are working hard to increase their urban areas’ adaptability to climate change, and boost urban development to green and sustainable direction.Climate change is posing a great challenge to the Mekong Delta region, especially erosion, landslides, flooding, and pollution. Vice Director ...

Vietnam eyes to develop domestically- and globally-connected smart cities

A symposium on the development of domestically- and globally-connected smart cities took place in Hanoi on June 16. The event, which was one of four seminars in the framework of the ongoing Vietnam Sustainable Urban Development Forum 2022, was jointly organised by the Party Central ...

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