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The central coastal city of Da Nang is making strides towards turning itself into an eco-smart urban area, a hub for startups and innovation, and one of the most liveable cities in Asia by 2045 under its smart city development project announced at a conference on April 10.


 Hanoi’s authorities began planning to move universities from the capital city’s inner districts to the suburbs about 20 years ago but up to now, few university relocation projects have been carried out and none is completed.


The rapid population growth is putting a lot of pressure on housing in Vietnam’s urban areas. 


Binh Dinh province in the south central coastal region will achieve an urbanization rate of 48.6 percent by 2035 as projected by the province’s construction master plan to 2035, which was made public on April 8 following the Prime Minister’s approval.  


Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc has sent a letter to several supermarkets praising them for using natural materials instead of plastic bags in wrapping goods, while calling for associations and business community to join hands with the Government to reduce plastic waste.


The construction of the Van Don - Mong Cai expressway in Quang Ninh province is expected to create further links and enhance economic development among northern localities.


A non-refundable assistance package provided by the US Agency for International Development (USAID) for the central province of Thua Thien-Hue to recycle urban waste has reaped positive results since its launch in August 2018. 


The uptake for social housing in Hanoi has been disappointingly low due to indifference from the intended target customers.


Experts, businesspeople, and students from the Netherlands, Vietnam, and other ASEAN member states gathered at the Orange ASEAN Factory (OAF) 2019 programme in Ho Chi Minh City from April 1-19, working on challenges in identifying and preparing for innovative solutions to sustainable urban development. 


Ho Chi Minh City should push for completion of programmes on flooding, pollution, traffic congestion and urban renovation, Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee, said at a recent meeting.

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