City profiles

(Urban infrastructure)

Tanmixay-Sikeuth road upgrade 10 percent complete

The 9.4 kilometre road running from the Tanmixay crossroads in Xaythany district to the Sikeuth junction on Road 13 North in Naxaithong district is undergoing an upgrade which is now 10 percent complete. The contractor, Tangchaleun Group Co., Ltd., says the project will be completed ...

Đà Nẵng moves forward with railway plan

The city of Đà Nẵng has started a pre-feasibility study to relocate the city’s railway station and redevelop the space with an urban project at a total cost of US$683.2 million. The city’s chairman, Huỳnh Đức Thơ, announced the plan after a meeting with the ...

Imagined urban futures of Yangon

As a newcomer to the city earlier this year, I noticed that urban development and planning in Yangon was a topic that often came up in many discussions, be it with colleagues or during other informal encounters. The general sentiments among locals and foreigners were ...

HCM City canals seriously polluted

More than 2,000 canals around HCM City have been seriously polluted threatening people’s health, reported the Nong Thon Ngay Nay (Countryside Today) newspaper. The pollution of canals in the city has been worsening as large quantities of household and industrial wastewater, as well as rubbish, are ...

20 per cent of emergency patient deaths blamed on traffic jam delays

More than 20 per cent of patients needing emergency treatment have died on their way to hospital because of delays due to traffic jams and uncooperative motorists, National Institute of Emergency Medicine secretary-general Anucha Setthasathian said. Anucha revealed the startling statistic on January after a ...

Vientiane gears up to make capital more livable

Vientiane authorities will continue to improve basic infrastructure in a bid to keep the capital clean and orderly. Efforts will focus on improving roads, easing traffic congestion, building embankments, managing garbage disposal and other issues. This was the information outlined on January 9 by Vientiane ...

Yangon bus system overhaul set to start

Yangon’s infamous public bus system – where commuters are dragged by callous conductors onto ageing vehicles operated by drivers with scant regard for road safety – is about to change. A long-awaited transformation of the bus network, which some 80 percent of the commercial capital’s ...

Yangon govt mulls new “high-class” sidestreet markets

The Yangon Region government is planning a range of measures to make Yangon more livable, including developing the waterfront into public space and moving vendors onto quieter side streets and into planned ‘hawker centres’. U Phyo Min Thein, Yangon Chief Minister, said last week that the ...

Luang Prabang sets sights on ASEAN clean city award

Laos is gearing up to submit Luang Prabang province as a contender to receive the ASEAN Clean Tourist City Standard in early 2018. Deputy Director of the Tourism Development Department under the Information, Culture and Tourism Ministry, Ms Phonemaly Inthaphome, told Vientiane Times on November ...

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