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Lotte gets approval for $884m Smart City

Korean conglomerate Lotte Group got the go-ahead from the HCM City People’s Committee on Wednesday to develop the Thủ Thiêm Eco Smart City in District 2. The 74,420sq.m project in the core of the Thủ Thiêm New Urban Area will cost VNĐ20.1 trillion (US$884 million) ...

PM urges immediate measures to resolve traffic congestion in HCM City

Prime Minister Nguyễn Xuân Phúc on January 23 called on authorities in HCM City to continue efforts to tackle the worsening traffic congestion in the city. Phúc, along with Deputy PM Trịnh Đình Dũng, organised an online conference with city leaders and State agencies to seek ...

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 ...

Rubber industry expects export recovery this year

Rubber exports are expected to reach 1.2-1.25 million tonnes of this year, a year-on-year increase of 5.5-10 per cent, according to the Việt Nam Rubber Association. Speaking at a press conference to introduce the fifth International Exhibition on Rubber Industry and Tyre Manufacturing in HCM ...

Mekong River Delta wastes 140,000 tons of fertilizer a year

The Agricultural Environment Institute estimates that the volume of fertilizer unnecessarily used in agricultural production in Mekong Delta is around 140,000 tons a year. Mai Van Trinh, head of the institute, said that the abuse of plant protection chemicals in cultivation is becoming more common ...

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