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samedi 18 janvier 2020

Hanoi’s largest water park demolished 6 months after opening

Authorities in Hanoi are pulling down a water park, the largest in the Vietnamese capital, just six months after it was opened to the public, following two deadly incidents at the venue and the discovery that the park had been built without a permit.

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mercredi 11 septembre 2019

Vietnam seeks 'wizards' to do up old apartments

A contest is under way to find design "wizards" from around the world with ideas to renovate old apartment buildings in the Vietnamese capital Hanoi, so that they are better adapted to modern living.

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lundi 26 août 2019

The story behind Vietnam's 'Crazy House'

Wild, weird, wonderful... there are many ways to describe the Crazy House (also known as Hang Nga Guesthouse) in Dalat, a relaxed mountain resort town in southern Vietnam.

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dimanche 4 août 2019

As Vietnam’s economy booms, more luxury buyers emerge

Wealthy Vietnamese are looking in Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, and as far away as Europe and the U.S.

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mercredi 13 février 2019

Mgr Oanh visits victims of expropriation in Ho Chi Minh City, offers ‘suffering to God'

Communist authorities demolished at least 112 homes in Lộc Hưng on land owned by the Paris Foreign Missions Society. For the bishop emeritus of Kontum, even if they treat “us with cruelty, we continue to love them as our brothers and sisters."

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vendredi 18 janvier 2019

Vietnam demolitions pit Catholic Church against authorities

The demolition of about 100 homes near Ho Chi Minh City, including one owned by the Catholic Church, has pitted the church against authorities in the latest such dispute over land in the Communist Party-ruled country.

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mercredi 22 août 2018

Reunification Palace

Meant to be a lavish presidential home, the palace became a symbol of the fall of South Vietnam.

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dimanche 11 mars 2018

First metro projects in Vietnam risk bigger problems than delays

Underground line projects in Saigon and Hanoi are examples of the challenges of transport ventures that are not delayed by technical issues but by a lack of administrative planning, technical cooperation and effective implementation

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vendredi 19 janvier 2018

What’s behind the demise of Vietnam’s 'captain sidewalk' ?

A closer look at a telling development and what it means for the Southeast Asian state.

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vendredi 15 décembre 2017

Infrastructure speed bump slows Vietnam

Country is growing fast on nearly all economic fronts, but overcrowded roads, ports and airports threaten to throttle the expansion

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dimanche 19 novembre 2017

No limits : Büro Ole Scheeren launches designs for Empire City in Vietnam

Büro Ole Scheeren has launched designs for Empire City, a mixed-use development in Ho Chi Minh City that reflects the energy of the city’s economic growth and reconnects the urban environment to the tropics.

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Not everyone dances to the same tune

Two weeks ago, I was invited to a new modern well-equipped apartment of a friend in Hà Nội’s Royal City, a super modern apartment world smelling of luxury.

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mardi 17 octobre 2017

House for Trees: The amazing homes in Vietnam where plants grow through the floor

The house is designed to balance the effects of urbanisation

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vendredi 6 octobre 2017

Boom foreseen in green construction in VN

There will be a boom in green buildings in Việt Nam if the community’s awareness of environmental protection improves, an expert told a symposium in HCM City on Thursday.

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jeudi 17 août 2017

Saigon book street’s parking lots shut down by Doan Ngoc Hai campaign

Visitors to Saigon’s Book Street are having difficulty finding a legal parking space as both of the venue’s two parking lots have been shut down by Doan Ngoc Hai, leader of Saigon’s ‘sidewalk clearing’ campaign.

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dimanche 13 décembre 2015

Packed cities, empty villages: Vietnam’s migration dilemma

When Vu Thi Linh moved her family from their spacious rural home to a tiny rented room in Hanoi, she hoped her children would be able to get the education she never had.

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samedi 12 avril 2014

Vietnam metro loses 200 historic buildings to development

A Vietnamese-French urban research agency has found that at least 207 heritage buildings in downtown Ho Chi Minh City have been destroyed or defaced in the last decade.

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vendredi 4 avril 2014

‘Diplomatic’ streets must not be turned into walking streets: Vietnam ministry

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has asked the Hanoi government to reverse a decision to turn two streets near the Ho Chi Minh Mausoleum into walking streets given the diplomatic significance of the roads.

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lundi 24 février 2014

Old Quarter in Hanoi, Vietnam, braces for makeover

HANOI - Tourists, hawkers and motorcyclists rub shoulders every morning in the congested alleyways of Hanoi's low-rise Old Quarter, which seems generations away from the office towers and electronics megastores springing up in other parts of the capital.

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dimanche 16 février 2014

In Vietnam's capital, old town braces for makeover

HANOI — Tourists, hawkers and motorcyclists rub shoulders every morning in the congested alleyways of Hanoi's low-rise Old Quarter, generations away from the office towers and electronics megastores springing up in other parts of the capital. The quarter's street grid, laid out in the 15th century, is still dominated by dilapidated shops selling everything from brass gongs to bamboo scaffolding.

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mardi 9 octobre 2012

Urban planning quality fears

HCMC – A considerable number of urban planning schemes for HCMC are unfeasible and impractical, proven by the fact that they require adjustments after being approved, heard the sixth meeting of the HCMC People’s Council which opened on Thursday.

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dimanche 30 septembre 2012

Huge expansion plan for Da Lat City

Vietnamese and French architects are co-operating on a master plan to restore and expand the central highlands city of Da Lat into an entity covering 3,300 sq.km.

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mercredi 16 novembre 2011

Foot traffic proposed for Vietnam metro downtown

Ho Chi Minh City’s urban planner has completed a study to introduce walking streets into the city’s downtown in an effort to restrict personal vehicle use, Tuoi Tre quoted an official as saying Tuesday.

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mercredi 23 septembre 2009

Dung Quat EZ urged to become industrial city

Experts believe that it is now the right time to change Dung Quat Economic Zone (EZ) into an industrial city under Quang Ngai province to create a new driving force in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI).

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mardi 23 décembre 2008

France's DeSo to design Central Plaza, Crescent Park in new town

Investment and Construction Authority for Thu Thiem New Urban Area (Thu Thiem ICA) looks set to clinch a contract with the French firm Defrain Souquet Architectes (DeSo) for doing the second-phase designs for Central Plaza and Crescent Park in Thu Thiem new town.

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