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Vietnam. Ha Tay province. Lai Xa. Assoc. Prof Viet Anh Nguyen (R), Deputy Head of Sanitation Department, Hanoi University, drives his car on a rainy sunday afternoon.  Building site with new modern private houses and widening of road. Ground and urban development plan. The peri-urban location is under increasing pressure of urbanization. Lai Xa is a typical hamlet (village) of the Red River delta region and is part of the Kim Chung commune located 15 km west of Hanoi. 05.04.09 © 2009 Didier Ruef