City profiles

(Water and sewage)

City sewage plan mooted

The Japan International Cooperation Agency has finalised a sewage management master plan for Phnom Penh, which is in dire need of a wastewater treatment plant, officials said on March 15. Uchida Togo, project formulation adviser at JICA, said the organisation is now working with the ...

Lat Phrao Canal project faces delay as residents refuse to budge

The bright new face of Lat Phrao Canal is likely to be unveiled later than planned because many homeowners have refused to move from the area, even after the National Council for Peace and Order used special powers to expedite the project to create a beauty ...

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 ...

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 ...

Canal stoppage main cause of flooding in Saigon

The flooding in HCM City is becoming more serious despite money spent on solutions to prevent floods. The filling of canals with rubbish and the illegal building on waterway banks have both slowed canal drainage. A report of the HCMC Anti-flooding Center shows that the number ...

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 ...

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 ...

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