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Local Communities Weigh Cost of Vietnam's Economic Growth

Vietnam’s fast-growing economy, even as global trade slows, has been hailed as a success story in Asia. But experts say the nation's rapid growth is coming at a rising cost to the environment. Senior Vietnam officials are warning air pollution levels in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City alone could soon match the deteriorating air quality of Beijing. And the Asian Development Bank (ADB) has warned Vietnam’s rapid industrial growth means that “absolute levels of land, water, and air...

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