Yangon needs 75,000 new apartments each year

Yangon will need around 75,000 new apartments to be built each year to accommodate the city’s growing population, but contractors are struggling to come anywhere close to this target. More than 330,000 people migrate to Yangon each year from elsewhere in the country, but formidable challenges ...

HCMC plans 3 reservoirs to reduce flooding

The Ho Chi Minh City government plans to invest VND950 billion (US$42.3 million) on building three reservoirs to store rainwater in the next five years in a bid to reduce flooding in the city. Keep reading ...

Flood-hit communities slated for relocation

Residents of 17 villages in Kalay, Kalaywa and Tamu townships plan to relocate their communities to safer sites to avoid future disasters, a Sagaing Region official said on 20 August. U Soe Soe Zaw said 13 villages in Kalay, two in Kalaywa and two in Tamu ...

Foreign experts surveying for new Chin State capital

Experts from Germany are taking surveys on the earth quality in Hakha, as plans to relocate the landslide-prone Chin State capital move ahead. While a survey is already being conducted by the government, the Hakha Rescue Committee said it has contracted another, separate assessment by international ...

HCM City speeds up work on special economic zone

The HCM City administration has instructed relevant agencies to finalise plans for the establishment of a special economic zone encompassing districts 7, Binh Chanh, Nha Be, and Can Gio. Keep reading ...

Vietnam axes $200mln plant project as Taiwanese giant dawdles

Vietnamese authorities in the northern province of Vinh Phuc have recalled a license for a US$200-million factory invested by the world’s largest electronics manufacturer Foxconn.   The Taiwanese company, which has partnered with many giants including Apple and BlackBerry, had failed to kick-start the project licensed in ...

Mekong's steady flow of tourism

Pongpet Mekloy argues that Thailand and Laos need to work closer together in order to capitalise on their joint attractions that line the mighty river. Research by Si Sa Ket Rajabhat University is highlighted, which investigated the potential for tourism along the international river, focusing on the ...

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