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World Bank to support Ho Chi Minh City on carbon credits

The challenges presented by the carbon credit market were the main talking points of a meeting on January 24.

HCM City to hold fireworks shows at 8 venues on Lunar New Year's Eve

Ho Chi Minh City plans to illuminate the sky with fireworks displays across eight locations on the eve of the upcoming Lunar New Year, an increase of two venues compared to the similar occasion last year.

HCMC gearing up for Tet flower markets to attract visitors

The HCMC’s unique floating flower market will take place on January 25- February 9 (on the 15th-30th days of the last lunar month) on the Tau Hu-Ben Nghe canal along the street of Ben Binh Dong in District 8.

Investment in HCM City-based industrial parks hit record high

The total investment capital in Ho Chi Minh City's export processing and industrial zones last year reached over US$1 billion, representing the highest figure recorded in more than 30 years.

COVID-19 JN.1 variant detected in HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health said on January 24 that it has detected the appearance of the JN.1 sub-variant of the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus that is currently spreading rapidly around the globe.

HCM City announces education development goals through 2030

The municipal People’s Committee has approved an education development strategy from now until 2030, with a vision to 2045, aiming to ensure harmony between development and quality of education.

Overseas remittances to HCM City hit 10-year high

Overseas remittances to Ho Chi Minh City in 2023 reached over 9.46 billion USD, marking a year-on-year increase of 43.3% and a record high in the last ten years.

Vietnam to build international financial center in HCM City

HCM City authorities are planning to submit to the Politburo a plan on developing Vietnam’s first international financial center in the city, according to HCM City Mayor Phan Van Mai.

HCM City aims to promote smart traffic system

Along with completing its transport infrastructure system, Ho Chi Minh City is building a smart traffic management and operation system using high technologies to deal with traffic congestion and reduce accidents.

Thailand’s S20 Songkran Music Festival coming to Vietnam for the first time

The S20 Songkran Vietnam Music Festival - S2O Vietnam, an outdoor music event will be held for the first time at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC) in HCMC’s District 7 on May 11- 12.

HCM City museum hosts antique exhibition to celebrate Tet

A collection of antiques dating back from the 15th to 20th centuries is being showcased at the Museum of HCM City as part of the city’s celebration of Tết (Lunar New Year).

HCM City postpones sidewalk use fee collection

HCM City has halted its plan to collect fees on sidewalk and roadside usage due to regulatory hindrances.

HCM City floating flower fair to celebrate Tet

The floating flower fair, one of the HCM City’s most-visited attractions in Tet (Lunar New Year), will open at the Binh Dong Wharf in District 8 from January 25 to February 9 (or December 15-30 of lunar calendar).

Ho Chi Minh City tightens management of foreign workers

Ho Chi Minh City, the most populous locality in Vietnam, will tighten the management of foreign workers in the city to close loopholes in the field.

WEF helps to develop Centre for Industry 4.0 in Ho Chi Minh City

The World Economic Forum (WEF) will help Ho Chi Minh City to establish a Centre for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (C4IR).

HCM City Tet book fair to promote reading culture

A series of activities to promote reading culture will be offered at the annual HCM City Tết (Lunar New Year) Book Fair, which will take place from February 7-14 (or December 27 to January 5 on the lunar calendar) in District 1.

HCM City Writers’ Association honours best literary works in 2023

A biography of late Prime Minister Vo Van Kiet compiled by author Hoang Lai Giang was named the best literary work of 2023 by the HCM City Writers' Association.

HCM City considers banning medicine sales through social media platforms

The HCM City health sector has proposed a ban on the sale of drugs through social media platforms or livestreams in an effort to tackle the sale of counterfeit or substandard medicine, as well as medicine without documented origin.

HCM City to welcome Lunar New Year with special festival

A Tet (Lunar New Year) festival will take place in Ho Chi Minh City from January 18-21 with a range of special activities honouring Vietnamese culture and food.

HCM City targets 8.5 mln USD per ha in export processing, industrial zones

The management board of the Ho Chi Minh City Export Processing and Industrial Zones Authority (Hepza) has set a target to attract 550 million USD in investment capital this year, averaging 8.5 million USD per ha.