How Ho Chi Minh City’s Filthy Canal Became a Park

How Ho Chi Minh City's Filthy Canal Became a ParkSewers and storm drains don’t stir most people’s deepest passions. But try creating a modern, economically vibrant city without them.

Ho Chi Minh CityVietnam’s economic capital, has spent the past decade building a modern sanitation and flood control system for the 1.2 million people living along its Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal. Read more

Increasing Risks to Emerging East Asia’s Local Currency Bonds: “tough times certainly lie ahead” – ADB

Asia Bond MonitorEmerging East Asia’s local currency bond markets are still expanding but risks to the outlook are rising given the prospects of tighter US monetary policy, slower economic growth in Asia, and persistent capital outflows, according to the latest quarterly Asia Bond Monitor from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). “Asia’s bond markets, and its borrowers, are better placed to stand up to this latest round of global volatility than they were in 1997-1998 but tough times certainly lie ahead,” said Iwan J. Azis, Head of ADB’s Office of Regional Economic Integration. “The challenge will be to ensure the region can cope with higher borrowing costs and falling asset prices, which could hurt corporate balance sheets and dampen economic growth.” Read more

AmCham Community Day – “Act Clean. Save Green” Oct 19, register by Oct 7

AmCham Coastal Cleanup 2012-2Event Description

It’s our Community Day! This year, we re-invent the annual International Coastal Clean-up Day to the next level with additional interesting activities.

Whether you live near the coast or thousands of miles inland, we are all connected to the ocean. It moderates our climate, provides the air we breathe, and much of the food we eat. All activities are to take place at the coastal town:

When and Where

Time: 6:00 a.m. – 05:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 19, 2013

Venue: Long Dien, Ba Ria – Vung Tau. (map included) Read more

Da Nang turns to IBM to transform city water and transportation systems

Da Nang turns to IBM for water, transport systemsVietnamese seaport City of Da Nang launches smarter water and transportation initiatives to improve quality of life for citizens

Da Nang, Vietnam’s fourth largest city, has one of the highest population growth rates in the country. Because of the subsequent strain on resources, government leaders in Da Nang are turning to technology to increase the manageability and efficiency of the city’s systems.

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