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Rising Sea Levels Threaten to Flood Southern Vietnam by 2100

HO CHI MINH CITY – It’s not quite the first thing on everyone’s minds in the booming financial center of Vietnam, but everyone kind of knows it might happen: Global sea levels pushed up by climate change threatens to flood the city by the year ...

Ralph Jennings

Harsh report issue on VN’s urban environment

Việt Nam’s urban environment, especially in big cities, is facing numerous challenges, including air and water pollution, solid waste treatment and flooding, according to the 2016 National Environmental Report issued on Thursday in Hà Nội.Keep reading ...

Việt Nam’s first energy efficiency network launched

Việt Nam has launched its first energy efficiency network in HCM City. The network is part of the Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency project implemented by the General Directorate of Energy, Ministry of Trade and Industry and Germany. Markus Bissel, head of the project’s energy efficiency ...

RoK, VN eye energy partnerships

A delegation of executives from 17 energy start-ups nurtured by the Korea Electric Power Corporation (Kepco) met with their Vietnamese counterparts in HCM City yesterday (July 17) to explore business opportunities.Keep reading ...

In Saigon, rural life clings to Southeast Asia's future financial hub

Thu Thiem’s urban transition portrays the stark contrast between what the city used to be and what it wants to become. Just across the river from Saigon’s central business district lies Thu Thiem Peninsula. The 657-hectare (1,623-acre) area in District 2 is set to become ...

Shrimp exporters told to improve methods

If the shrimp industry does not change it will be unable to export and will also need to be rescued like its pork, dragon fruit and watermelon counterparts, a seminar on establishing a disease-free shrimp production chain for export heard in HCM City on July ...

VietJet looks to soar above its domestic and foreign rivals

VietJet Aviation, a privately run discount airline also known as VietJet Air, listed on the Ho Chi Minh City bourse on Feb. 28. The carrier eventually expects to eclipse state-run Vietnam Airlines in the domestic market, but it also has big goals for its international ...

Lights off in Vietnam for earth hour

Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Danang and 60 other cities and provinces will turn off the light from 8.30 PM to 9.30 PM on March 25, in sync with foreign countries. The Ministry of Industry and Trade has launched the Earth Hour campaign 2017 themed “Light ...

Nearly 480,000 households without housing in HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Construction has recently announced the results of a survey conducted on the status of housing in order to meet demand in the southern city. More than 476,000 households (accounting for 23.46 per cent) have not had housing or are ...

Problems in education sector mount

The educational sector has been blamed for the unemployment of 200,000 university graduates, among other issues. A report released by MOET and UNICEF shows that 80 percent of students suffered from gender-based violence at least once, while 71 percent suffered from school violence in the last ...

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