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Dialogue discusses policies on urban development management

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Dialogue discusses policies on urban development management

This remark was made at a dialogue on urban policies towards a new urban agenda which was held by the Ministry of Construction, in collaboration with the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN Habitat), in Hanoi on April 20.


Representatives from ministries and agencies, as well as domestic and foreign experts, exchanged and shared experience on policies on urban management and development with a high degree of feasibility.


Deputy Minister of Construction, Nguyen Dinh Toan said that the Ministry was gradually improving institutional and legal documents related to urban development management, ensuring coordinated planning and meeting practical requirements. The Ministry would research the creation of the Law on Urban Development Management as well as major policies and reports on the assessment of Vietnam’s national urban policy, he added.


According to Dr. Nguyen Quang, Director of UN Habitat in Vietnam, urban areas need adequate land funds to meet the requirements for development, to protect sensitive areas and avoid uncontrolledexpansion.


The national urban policy should ensure a balance between the needs for equitable land access, sustainable environmental issues and effective land use, to avoid land constraints that affect urban productivity and the ability to provide affordable housing.


He also said that Vietnam was facing challenges with land clearance and resettlement, an inefficient urban land market, decisions on land distribution and registration, and complex administrative procedures. Dr. Quang stressed the role and legal responsibility of local authorities to ensure the policy’s feasibility.


On the same point, Rudiger Ahrend, Head of the Urban Programme in the OECD Directorate for Public Governance and Territorial Development, emphasised that the governance system would positively affect economic productivity.


Over nearly 20 years, Vietnam’s urban systems has seen positive changes in both quantity and quality. Vietnamese urban areas continue to affirm their core role in enhancing economic structure transfer, creating a driving force for the country’s socio-economic development.

Thailand & Vietnam: Shared prosperity

New President of the Vietnam - Thailand Business Council, Mr. Sanan Angubolkul, shares his thoughts with VET on the occasion of the 40th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries. ■ How would you comment on the potential of economic cooperation between Vietnam and Thailand?Bilateral trade between Vietnam and Thailand was around $13 billion last year and by 2020 is expected to be $20 billion.The Thai Government and its enterprises have set strategies to achieve our targets.… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

One dead in attack on missionaries' home in France, suspect at large

PARIS (Reuters) - Police are searching for an armed man after finding a dead woman in a retirement home where some 60 missionaries are living in southwestern France, sources close to the matter said on Friday.According to one source, a caretaker contacted the police after freeing herself up after being bound and gagged by the suspect and escaping from the home in Montferrier-sur-Lez about 10 kilometers in the countryside north of Montpellier.On entering the building, police found the body of a… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam reaffirms priorities in APEC Year 2017

Delivering a speech at a workshop held by the Asia Society Policy Institute in New York, the US on January 20 (Vietnam time), Loc said that Vietnam’s priorities during the year include supporting trade liberalisation and opposing protectionism; enhancing regional connectivity in both basic infrastructure and institution; promoting sustainable and inclusive growth; and assisting small and medium enterprises and women’s involvement in economic development. The country will foster agricultural… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnam's 4th wind power plant starts generation

Phu Lac wind power plant in Binh Thuan. Photo by VietnamPlus A wind power plant in the central province of Binh Thuan started its commercial run on Friday, after more than a year of construction. Binh Thuan Wind Power Company said the Phu Lac plant has 12 turbines with a combined output of 24 megawatts, local media reported. The project costs more than VND1 trillion ($48 million), including a $37 million grant from German government development bank KfW. Vietnam is operating three other wind… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

Vietnamese businesses in Europe meet in Hungary

The highlight of the forum is a seminar on opportunities and challenges brought by the EVFTA on September 17. Ambassador and Head of the EU Delegation to Vietnam Bruno Angelet was scheduled to deliver a speech on this issue. The forum is the biggest event arranged by the Vietnamese entrepreneur community in Europe. Held annually since 2006, it has brought together leading Vietnamese enterprises operating in Europe. This year’s event saw the presence of the European Vietnamese Youth Business… chat_bubble_outline Read More...

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