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Vietnam is considering smart city development as one of its key impetuses for economic growth in the years to come. Tran Quoc Thai, vice director of the Ministry of Construction’s Urban Development Agency, writes about the opportunities and hurdles in developing smart cities awaiting the country in the new year.

 

Japan’s Mitsubishi Corp. and Nomura Real Estate Development will join hands with Vietnamese conglomerate Vingroup on a smart urban development project in Ho Chi Minh City, according to Nihon Keizai daily business newspaper.

 

Affordable apartments only accounted for 2 percent of housing supply in Ho Chi Minh City last year while luxury apartments made up 6 percent, CBRE says.

 

Affordable apartments only accounted for 2 percent of housing supply in Ho Chi Minh City last year while luxury apartments made up 6 percent, CBRE says.

 

By 2050, 60 percent of farming areas in Vietnam will be equipped with water-saving irrigation systems, according to the country's Water Management Strategy, which was recently approved by Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung.

 

Mekong Delta economic hub Can Tho ranked second in the list of 10 fastest-growing cities by population over the past five years.

 

A ceremony was held in Hanoi on January 10 to mark the 120th anniversary of Vietnam’s cement sector.

 

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho is planning to double the capacity of its wastewater collection and treatment plant, which was partly funded by the German Development Bank (KfW), and considers this one of the investment priorities in the coming time.

 

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) is committed to helping Vietnam work towards realizing its goal on reducing greenhouse emissions, experts from the agency said at a workshop on January 7.

 

Deputy Prime Minister Trinh Dinh Dung has signed a decision approving Vietnam’s water resource strategy until 2030 with a view to 2045.

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