Int’l planning experts meet to discuss smart-city development. (Photo: VNA)

Smart-city development plans discussed

Around 400 Vietnamese and international architects and master planners discussed smart-city strategies and solutions at the 2018 International Conference of Asian-Pacific Planning Societies which opened on August 24 in Ho Chi Minh City.
HCMC will develop housing projects along Metro and ring belts (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC no longer develops high-rise building in inner city by 2020

As per Ho Chi Minh City’s housing development plan in the period 2016-2025, the city will not allow high-rise apartment construction in districts 1 and 3 until 2020 but new housing projects alongside the Metro No.1 and districts with eco-tourism, new urban districts and satellite districts instead.

HCMC announces its trade development plan

HCMC announces its trade development plan

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Trade and Industry has cooperated with relevant departments to announce the city’s trade development plan to 2025, with a vision to 2030.
City to revise plan to limit taxis

City to revise plan to limit taxis

The HCM City Department of Transport has asked for a revision of a taxi development plan to limit the number of taxis in HCM City up to 2025.
The long-tailed macaques, a rare animal, is listed in the IUCN’s Red List (Photo VNA)

Soc Trang to feature macaques as tourist draw

The Mekong Delta province of Soc Trang aims to preserve 350 long-tailed macaques monkeys living in a mangrove forest and develop eco-tourism as part of its tourism development plan by 2020.