Urbanisation poses challenges to VN’s sustainable development

Vietnam News – According to the Urban Development Department under the Ministry of Construction, Việt Nam had witnessed rapid urban development with the number of cities increasing from 629 in 1999 to 819 in 2018. The urban coverage is now 38.3 per cent compared to 19.6 per cent in 1999.

..Cities in Việt Nam might also face a number of other challenges posed by delays to major projects, unattended waste treatment systems and social gaps and imbalanced development between construction and nature.

… “Danish Week – Sustainable and Livable Cities”, which kicked off yesterday, is a week-long series of urban design and development activities co-hosted by the Danish Embassy in Việt Nam and Việt Nam’s Ministry of Construction.

The event includes seminars, classes and tours of urban areas and architectural projects in both Hà Nội and HCM City.

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