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Forum: Travel Guide September 18th, 2009, 11:23 PM
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Touch of history in Vung Tau

By Kinh Luan in Vung Tau

The hydrofoil from HCMC to Vung Tau gradually reduces speed. I exit through the side door of the hydrofoil and feel at ease with the difference between the windy and...
Forum: ADB September 18th, 2009, 11:13 PM
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Views: 95,819
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ADB gives Vietnam $500 mln loan to support economy

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday approved a US$500 million short-term loan to Vietnam to bolster the economy and create jobs as the Southeast Asian country is buffeted by the global...
Forum: Housing & Land September 18th, 2009, 11:11 PM
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Views: 95,848
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Experts say value-based house tax unfair

A property tax system based on home value is not viable and unfair, experts say, arguing that homes should be taxed based on the area they are built on.

Under the latest property draft law by the...
Forum: Cultural Spotlight August 11th, 2009, 06:09 AM
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Views: 8,586
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Hội An Ancient town was one of the most thriving...

Hội An Ancient town was one of the most thriving trade ports in the Southeast Asia in the centuries of XVII, XVIII. Since the 17th century, there had been many traders from Portugal, UK, France…,...
Forum: Cultural Spotlight August 11th, 2009, 06:04 AM
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Thumbs up The Vietnam – Japan Cultural Exchange Days

“The 7th Vietnam – Japan Cultural Exchange Days” in Hội An 2009 is the annual festival with many cultural activities: folklore and contemporary.

The 2009 festival as a national event will be...
Forum: International Cooperation August 2nd, 2009, 10:13 PM
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Views: 8,015
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Sunday, Sunday

By Mark Kent , British Ambassador to Vietnam

Sundays are supposed to be restful - but it rarely works out like that. I normally have to spend some time working to catch up on the previous week's...
Forum: International Cooperation August 2nd, 2009, 10:11 PM
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Views: 7,429
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Vietnam’s American dream

By Ron Lawton , Entrepreneur

I am a Canadian who has lived in America for many years. I have been successful and have prospered there. Now that I have some time I am seeing the other side of the...
Forum: International Cooperation August 2nd, 2009, 09:24 PM
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Views: 8,015
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Vietnam, Globalization and Grimsby

By Mark Kent, British Ambassador to Vietnam

Just back from two weeks in the U.K., where I attended the annual conference of British ambassadors and visited several U.K. cities with the Vietnamese...
Forum: Housing & Land August 1st, 2009, 05:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 14,099
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4. Conclusion Sustainable settlement is an...

4. Conclusion

Sustainable settlement is an important factor to impulse sustainable urban development. Human settlement is sustainable only when satisfying all requirements of a sustainable...
Forum: Housing & Land August 1st, 2009, 05:27 PM
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Views: 14,099
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3. Some Fundamental Viewpoints for Construction...

3. Some Fundamental Viewpoints for Construction of New Towns in Hanoi

3.1. Investment Viewpoints

It is necessary to determine clearly that investment organizations must be legal economic...
Forum: Housing & Land August 1st, 2009, 05:15 PM
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Views: 14,099
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2. Current Situtations of New Towns in Hanoi ...

2. Current Situtations of New Towns in Hanoi

2.1. In Regard to Planning

The terminology of ‘new town’ was introduced in Vietnam by constructing the first 184 hecta Linh Dam new town in 1994....
Forum: Housing & Land August 1st, 2009, 05:10 PM
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Views: 14,099
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1. Hanoi in Brief Hanoi is the political,...

1. Hanoi in Brief

Hanoi is the political, cultural, socio-economic and commercial centre of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam. Being the Capital and the “City for Peace” recognized by the United...
Forum: Housing & Land August 1st, 2009, 05:07 PM
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Views: 14,099
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Sustainable Settlement in Urban Development of Hanoi, Vietnam

Nguyen To Lang, Associate Professor, PhD.
Hanoi Architectural University, Hanoi, Vietnam

ABSTRACT:
In the process of country renovation with the international integration, Hanoi Capital in...
Forum: Waste Management August 1st, 2009, 04:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 96,376
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CHAPTER TWO: CAPACITY BUILDING FOR THE...

CHAPTER TWO:
CAPACITY BUILDING FOR THE PROVISION OF PUBLIC SERVICES

In recent years, development programs targeting improvements in the provision of public services in developing countries have...
Forum: Waste Management August 1st, 2009, 04:50 PM
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Views: 96,376
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CHAPTER ONE: INTRODUCTION The capacity...

CHAPTER ONE:
INTRODUCTION

The capacity for governments in lesser-developed countries to provide adequate environmental services in urban areas has been studied extensively in the development and...
Forum: Waste Management August 1st, 2009, 04:48 PM
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ABSTRACT Capacity building has long been a...

ABSTRACT

Capacity building has long been a central focus in the debate around the provision of public services in developing countries. My research examined previously unexplored capacity...
Forum: Waste Management August 1st, 2009, 04:47 PM
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Views: 96,376
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CONTENTS Abstract List of Tables and...

CONTENTS

Abstract

List of Tables and Figures

List of Acronyms

Chapter One: Introduction
Forum: Waste Management August 1st, 2009, 04:41 PM
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An Examination of Vietnam's Urban Waste Management Capacity

AN EXAMINATION OF VIETNAM’S URBAN WASTE MANAGEMENT CAPACITY

by Adam D. Watson

A research paper submitted in conformity with the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts

Graduate...
Forum: ADB August 1st, 2009, 04:15 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 9,789
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Thanh Hoa City – a case in point The...

Thanh Hoa City – a case in point

The Provincial Town of Thanh Hoa City (THC), capital of Thanh Hoa Province, was selected as an initial case study under the CRUEIP, which is being supplemented by...
Forum: ADB August 1st, 2009, 04:11 PM
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Views: 9,789
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Central Region Urban Environmental Improvement Project (CRUEIP)

Background:
Over the past decade, rapid urbanization compounded by small investment in maintenance, repairs, and new capital works has led to insufficient urban infrastructure and services in Viet...
Forum: Housing & Land July 31st, 2009, 10:22 PM
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Views: 95,848
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Property titles easier to obtain with new laws

Small changes in new laws effective August 1 will make obtaining house and land titles a shorter and simpler process, according to an official.

Basically, the procedure will follow the same steps...
Forum: Housing & Land July 26th, 2009, 11:43 PM
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Views: 7,761
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Vietnam to modernize land management system

Vietnam has finalized legislation relating to databases on land in 54 out of 63 cities and provinces nationwide, paving the way for efforts to modernize the country’s land management system supported...
Forum: Urban Environment July 26th, 2009, 11:36 PM
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Views: 7,409
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Arrow Ha Noi rivers, lakes to get $56 mil clean-up

The municipal authority has planned to spend VND1 trillion (US$56.5 million) from the State's budget to alleviate the severe pollution the city's rivers, lakes and ponds are facing.

Ha Noi's...
Forum: Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism July 26th, 2009, 11:27 PM
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Views: 93,755
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Ethnic group’s charming villages

Located in the heart of the Ba Be National Park in northern Bac Kan province, Pac Ngoi hamlet is one of a few hamlets that still keeps to the traditions, customs and habits of the Tay ethnic group,...
Forum: Urban Poverty July 26th, 2009, 11:16 PM
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Views: 92,285
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World Bank looks at ethnic minority poverty

Ethnic minority groups in Viet Nam should be further encouraged to participate in the fight against poverty in order to attain a better outcome, World Bank national director in Viet Nam Victoria...
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