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HCM City canals still face pollution due to untreated wastewater

Despite having spent thousands of billions of VND on cleaning major canals including Nhieu Loc- Thi Nghe, Tan Hoa - Lo Gom, and Tau Hu - Ben Nghe, authorities in HCM City have failed to curb pollution due to a lack of wastewater treatment plants.

HCM City to collect VND 1.55 trillion a year from street space rental

HCM City Department of Transport has just proposed a detailed plan on the use of road and pavements for commercial purposes, which could bring in an estimated annual revenue of VND 1.55 trillion (USD63.48 million).

HCM City’s first electric bus route posts losses

HCM City’s first electric bus has struggled after being put into operation for more than one year.

HCM City to relocate more than 600 households to avoid natural disasters

By 2025, HCM City will complete relocation and settlement for 611 local households living in disaster-prone areas, according to a plan that has been approved by city authorities.

HCM City plans to spend $3.8M to repair peninsula’s eroded embankment

The HCM City Department of Transport has proposed to fix an eroded embankment of nearly 500 metres along Thanh Đa Canal in Bình Thạnh District at a cost of VNĐ90 billion (US$3.8 million).

HCM City book street achieves record-breaking revenue

The HCM City Book Street Company achieved its highest half-year revenue during the first half of 2023, amounting to VNĐ32.2 billion (US$1.35 million), a year-on-year increase of 56 per cent.

HCM City eyes more new metro lines to enhance connectivity

HCM City plans to add three more metro lines to connect Tan Son Nhat International Airport and the Can Gio Sea Encroachment Project to the national railway system, and two national railway stations in the city.

Six districts in HCM City need re-arrangement

Six districts in HCMC, covering a natural area of less than seven square kilometers and with a population of under 300,000 residents, will undergo re-arrangement in the next three years, as per the HCMC authorities’ plans.

Reading area opened for children during summertime

"The Reading Point" has opened a space for reading and activities to children in HCM City during the summer break.

Era comes to close as HCMC Central Post Office’s last letter writer dies at 94

Dương Văn Ngộ, the last of the letter writers at the HCM City Central Post Office, has died at the age of 94, marking the end of an era.

HCM City’s first river festival opens

The river festival aims to preserve and promote the city’s culture and history, and make use of its waterways to boost the economy and tourism, in order to build the city’s brand as a culturally rich riverside urban area.

Transit-oriented development key to unlocking HCM City’s transport investment

HCM City can unlock greater investment in metro projects and other infrastructure by following a transit-oriented development (TOD) model.

1st HCMC River Festival to take place at different locations on August 4-6

A press conference to provide information on the first Ho Chi Minh City River Festival was organized on August 1 by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism in collaboration with the Department of Culture and Sports and districts.

HCMC, Rotterdam signs MoU on seaport development

Following the success of cooperation between HCMC and Rotterdam, Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee Duong Anh Duc proposed to promote further cooperation in some fields.

HCM City’s hospitality market reaches over 92% of pre-pandemic level

The hotel room occupancy rate in Ho Chi Minh City in the first half of this year stood at 64%, reaching over 92% of the level in the first six months of 2019 before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, according to Savills Vietnam.

Special art programme on Saigon river to kick off upcoming festival

The upcoming HCM City river festival, and especially its first-ever real-scene art programme, are expected to boost the development of the city’s tourism industry.

HCM City canals polluted again few years after costly clean-up

HCM City’s canals, thoroughly cleaned a few years ago, are again severely polluted because of dumping of waste and untreated wastewater.

HCM City to build new $210m Thu Thiem bridge under BT model

HCM City plans to build a new bridge connecting the Thu Thiem New Urban Area in Thu Duc city with District 7 at a cost of US$210 million under the build-transfer (BT) model.

HCM City’s push towards becoming regional medical tourism hub

With 131 healthcare establishments, highly-qualified medical professionals, top-notch technologies, and affordable costs, the city has enormous potential to become a preferred global destination for medical tourists.

Hippo gives birth at HCM City zoo

A hippo at Dam Sen Cultural Park in HCM City has given birth to her first calf, weighing 25kg after an eight-month pregnancy.