Hanoi’s first sky train track found in rusty disrepair a year before launch International

By Doan Loan  &nbspMay 29, 2017 | 04:30 pm GMT+7 The track of the Cat Linh-Ha Dong elevated railway in Hanoi has been found rusted at many parts. Photo by VnExpress/Ba Do This is the latest blow to the project which has already been delayed by nearly five years. Hanoi’s much-anticipated first sky train is […]

Century-old Saigon villa stuck in conservation quandary International

Hello Summer Fair at Sheraton Hanoi Hotel Sheraton Hanoi Hotel, K5 Nghi Tam, 11 Xuan Dieu, Tay Ho District, Hanoi 03:00 pm, Sat 27 May 2017 Photo exhibition: ‘In/Out’ of the International Pride Photo Award Nha San COLLECTIVE, 15th floor Hanoi Creative City Building, 01 Luong Yen, Hai Ba Trung District, Hanoi 12:00 am, Wed […]

Saigon holds its breath as delays loom for $440 million anti-flood project International

By Huu Nguyen  &nbspMay 23, 2017 | 10:57 am GMT+7 The ambitious project aiming to end the chronic inundation problem in Ho Chi Minh hits a roadblock: land clearance. Work at a $440 million flood prevention project in Ho Chi Minh City. Photo by VnExpress/Huu Cong A major project designed to control flooding in Ho […]

Endangered langurs safe for now after resort project put on hold in central Vietnam International

Authorities in Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang are reviewing the plan for a controversial construction project on a peninsula to the north of the city that is home to a large population of endangered langurs. The project had received government approval but has drawn strong public opposition. Mayor Huynh Duc Tho has ordered the […]

Endangered langurs are safe for now after resort project put on hold in central Vietnam International

Authorities in Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang are reviewing the plan for a controversial construction project on a peninsula to the north of the city that is home to a large population of endangered langurs. The project had received government approval but has drawn strong public opposition. Mayor Huynh Duc Tho has ordered the […]

Will Saigon become yet another generic Asian megalopolis? International

They formed the charming backdrop to Graham Greene’s sin-filled Saigon in “The Quiet American,” but the colonial-era buildings of Vietnam’s biggest city are fast disappearing, sparking fears it is losing its unique charm. Any visitor to Ho Chi Minh City, as Saigon is now known, cannot help but notice the construction cranes dotting an increasingly […]