The Ultimate Vietnam Road Trip: The Thousand-Mile Road

Vietnam’s National Highway 1A (NH1A) is one of the main arteries of transport in Vietnam. It is the longest highway in the country, stretching along the coastline from Huu Nghi Quan Border Gate (near the Sino-Vietnamese border) in the north to Nam Can in Ngoc Hien District of Ca Mau Province in the south.

Hanoi Under Water: Understanding Flood Problem in Vietnam

For those of you who do not live in Vietnam at the moment, a heavy rain fell on Hanoi since yesterday 7/13/10 at 8am lasted for 3 hours and left the 1000-years-old city submerged in 0.5 meter of water. Many businesses are on hold, all your favorite street restaurants are taking losses, people postpone their […]

The Cost of Traffic Accidents in Vietnam

Natural disasters happen everywhere unpredictably; there is not much that we can do about it yet. However, deaths caused by preventable accidents are among the most disheartening to me. In Vietnam, preventable accidents are the cause of more than 10,000 deaths every year. This number is unnecessarily high and has caused more than just pain and grieves for […]

Birth of Renewable Energy in Vietnam

Renewable energy as an alternative to high-carbon energy is desirable for environmental sustainability, as it reduces reliance on imported energy. However, for developing countries, the technologies that produce renewable energy come at prohibitively high prices, both financially and technically.  A recent report published by the World Bank states that governments must balance the objectives that influence […]

100+ Bridges Connecting The Hearts

More than 100 bridges have been built by a group of Viet Kieu (Vietnamese people living oversea) to serve the poor people living in rural areas of Vietnam.  Since 2004, this group has been consistently planning and funding the building of bridges for many villages and regions. While many of us are working to our […]

Vietnam Approved $1.25 Billion Metro Line in Ho Chi Minh City

The Vietnamese government has approved plans to build an underground metro line in Ho Chi Minh City at a cost of $1.247 billion, the Ministry of Transportation said Friday. Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Sinh Hung has approved the project being funded using loans from three foreign banks, the ministry said in a statement.