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HCM City's first metro to operate from next July

HCM City is making efforts to complete the construction of its first metro line linking Ben Thanh and Suoi Tien by the end of this year and put the line into commercial operation next July.

HCM City spends nearly $29 million to build second blood bank

The Ho Chi Minh City will spend 700 billion VND (28.6 million USD) on building the second blood bank as the city's first establishment, located at the Blood Transfusion and Hematology Hospital, has become overloaded.

HCM City to promote balance of rural, urban development

HCM City, in accordance with its master urban plan, will promote investment in residential and agricultural infrastructure to serve agricultural production.

HCMC approves 87 projects worth VND39 trillion

The HCMC People’s Council approved in principle 87 state-funded projects worth a combined VND39 trillion at yesterday’s session on the implementation of the National Assembly’s Resolution 98 on special mechanisms and policies for the city.

HCM City establishes country's first food safety department

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council has officially approved the establishment of a Department of Food Safety in the city, the first such provincial-level agency in the country.

HCM City looks for new technologies toward smart transport system

Study of new technologies is underway in Ho Chi Minh City to complete its transport system, and ease traffic congestion that has plagued the southern hub for a long time.

HCM City to spend over 7 trillion VND on medical infrastructure, equipment

Ho Chi Minh City has decided to spend over 7 trillion VND (304 million USD) from its budget on infrastructure and equipment of health care units under the mid-term public investment plans for the 2021-2025 and 2025-2030 periods.

Waste sorting at source bringing great benefits of billions of USD

There are about 60,000 tonnes of waste disposed of each day in Vietnam, only 15 percent of which is collected, recycled, or reused.

HCMC to begin sidewalk-use fee collection early next year

HCMC is set to collect fees for roadside and sidewalk usage from early next year as reported by local media.

HCM City approves $405 million investment for section of Ring Road No. 2

Construction of a 3.5km-long section of HCM City’s Ring Road No. 2 project will cost nearly VNĐ9.9 trillion (US$405 million) from the State budget.

HCM City seeks advice from experts and executives on green growth

Experts and executives from global heavyweights were gathering at the "CEO 100 Tea Connect" meeting in HCM City on Thursday to give local authorities advice on green growth policies.

HCMC to build technology research and transfer centers

The conference themed “University education and some implementation results of Resolution No.29-NQ/TW, action plan No.46- CTrHD/TU in Ho Chi Minh City” took place yesterday.

HCM City raids beauty queen prostitution ring

Police in HCM City on Friday announced that they had just arrested the brokers of a high-class prostitution ring which involved several beauty queens and fashion models.

UK Festival 2023 to take place in town

As part of a series to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Vietnam-UK diplomatic relations, the Consulate General in HCMC will hold the UK festival 2023 in HCMC on September 16, 2023.

HCM City District proposes opening new night street

Binh Chanh District in HCM City has proposed to open a night street in Trung Son Residential Area to develop tourism.

HCM City to allocate additional 550 hectares of land to build social housing

HCM City authorities plan to allocate an additional 550 hectares of land to build social housing as part of its effort to build 93,000 social housing units by 2030.

HCM City to bring Vietnam’s healthcare to the world

The combination of lower costs and highly skilled doctors is one of the reasons why an increasing number of foreigners and Vietnamese expatriates are seeking medical care in Vietnam.

Enterovirus, adenovirus identified as cause of pink eye in HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Health informed that enterovirus and adenovirus were identified to cause pink eye in the city.

Renowned monumental Olmec head replica inaugurated in HCM City

The Ho Chi Minh City Fine Arts Museum and the Mexican diplomatic representation in Vietnam has recently unveiled the inauguration of a replica of one of the renowned monumental Olmec heads.

HCM City plans shopping events to attract foreign and Vietnamese buyers

HCM City authorities believe the city needs to organize big sale promotion events regularly to become a major shopping area for the country and region.