Vincom Landmark 81: watch SEAs tallest building go up in 30 seconds (video)

When the Vincom Landmark 81 completed construction in July 2018 it became the 14th tallest building in the world, and the tallest building in Southeast Asia. Towering 461.5m (1,513.0 ft) high, the $123 million project took almost three and a half years to complete and involved more than 2,500 construction workers. Designed in the shape of […]

Reservoirs & Pumps to Combat HCMC Floods as Development Sinks City

Reservoirs & Pumps to Combat HCMC Floods as Development Sinks City

Southern Vietnam may be in the midst of a historic drought, but a major concern regarding the future of the region, and in particular Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), is flooding. The annual monsoon rains regularly flood sections of the city and even high tide on the Saigon River can inundate low-lying areas. While HCMC […]

Mekong Delta Drought Wreaking Economic Havoc

Mekong Delta Drought Wreaking Economic Havoc

Vietnam’s Mekong Delta region is known as a famously productive agricultural area thanks to the rich nutrients carried downstream by the Mekong River. The delta produces enormous crops of rice and fruit every year, feeding tens of millions both in Vietnam and overseas. However, a historic ongoing drought, along with unprecedented saltwater intrusion, is causing […]