Tuesday, October 5, 2010

The Contemporary Urban Problems in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Ho Chi Minh City, the largest city of Vietnam has experienced a fast growth during the previous years. The population of the city is about 7.2 million people (about 6.2 million in the central city and 1 million in the suburbs. This is expected that the city have a population of 10 million in 2020. This population is 8.34% of the whole residents of the country.The density and form of the city is similar to the urban patterns of the far east.
The fast growth of urbanization of the city has caused problems in the management of the city. Marginalization, informal settlements, and lack of suitable housing are some of the contemporary urban problems of Ho Chi Minh City.

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  1. Ho Chi Minh City is not the capital of Vietnam. Hanoi is.