Rapid urbanization has significantly increased the number of cities in Vietnam from 629 in 1999 to 819 in 2018 corresponding to an accelerated urban coverage from 19.6% to 38.3%. In this regard, cities in Vietnam confront challenges in delaying major projects, unattended waste treatment systems and social gaps, and imbalanced development between construction and nature. Those are the statement from a seminar on urban design and development in Hà Nội yesterday. This seminar was held among a series of events within “Danish Week – Sustainable and Livable Cities”.
Source & further information: “Urbanisation poses challenges to VN’s sustainable development” at https://vietnamnews.vn, accessed on 28 Nov 2018.