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Ho Chi Minh City has the shape of a river city. However, urbanization and arbitrary construction has encroached on and gradually obscured the river.

Covid booster shot refusers in HCMC must take responsibility: authority

People in HCMC are required to sign a pledge for declining to get Covid vaccine booster shots and must bear responsibility if they spread the disease, said the HCMC government.

World’s first zero-emission boat visits HCM City

Energy Observer – the world’s first hydrogen-powered, zero-emission vessel that is self-sufficient in energy – continues its journey in Southeast Asia, with the 73rd stopover of its round-the-world Odyssey being in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

HCM City metro company out of operational funds, requests Government help

HCM City Urban Railways No.1 Company Limited has asked for the Prime Minister's permission to let the People’s Committee of the HCM City make an advance payment for the company’s operating costs.

French architecture stands tall in HCM City

With its development journey of over 300 years, HCMC boasts many buildings featuring the cultural and artistic values of other parts of the country and other countries, especially France.

HCMC gets new deputy Party secretary

Nguyen Van Hieu, alternate member of the Party Central Committee, member of the HCMC Party Committee, and secretary of the Thu Duc City Party Committee, has been picked as new deputy secretary of the HCMC Party Committee for the 2020-2025 tenure.

Stephane Tran Ngoc to play Paganini in Saigon

The Ho Chi Minh City Ballet, Symphony Orchestra and Opera (HBSO) will welcome celebrity violinist Stephane Tran Ngoc to perform as the soloist in Paganini’s First Violin Concerto in the Saigon Opera House on July 9.

HCM City to build 107.5 million sqm of housing in next 10 years

The largest southern city aims to build 107.5 million square meters of housing over the next 10 years, one of the highlights of the draft housing development programme for HCM City between 2021 and 2030.

HCMC seeks investment for 197 projects

The HCMC government is calling for investment totaling over VND943.9 trillion in 197 projects this year.

HCM City woman saves hundreds of dogs from slaughterhouses

A woman in HCM City has saved hundreds of dogs and cats from slaughterhouses and given them a new home.

HCMC Transport Dept proposes halving seaport fees

The HCMC Department of Transport has proposed the city government ask the People’s Council for approval to halve the seaport fees for goods transported on waterways.

HCM City plans smart public lighting in central districts

Districts 1, 3 and Thu Duc City of Ho Chi Minh City will have smart public lighting systems under a draft plan prepared by the municipal construction department.

Urban flooding in HCM City exceeding forecast

Only a few 30-minute downpours at the beginning of the rainy season have left Ho Chi Minh City surrounded by water. It seems that urban flooding here is more serious than estimate.

Foreigners in HCM City encouraged to bond with neighborhoods

Welcoming a large quantity of foreigners for work, Ho Chi Minh City is trying to help them create a strong bond with this temporary place to live via chances for them to take part in community activities.

HCM City drives transport infrastructure to speed economic recovery

Ho Chi Minh City is implementing a programme that seeks to restore capital resources for investment in transport infrastructure to drive socio-economic recovery and growth for 2022 – 2025.

Two cases of severe malaria detected in HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City’s Hospital for Tropical Diseases has reported that the unit has received and treated two imported cases of severe malaria.

Four outlying HCM City districts to be upgraded into cities

Ho Chi Minh City plans to speed up urbanisation of the four outlying districts of Can Gio, Cu Chi, Hoc Mon and Binh Chanh, making them cities by 2030 like it did to the erstwhile Thu Duc district.

Ministry requests handling of violence incident at international school

The Ministry of Education and Training has asked the Ho Chi Minh City administration to direct competent authorities to deal with a violence incident among students at a local international school.

Pigeon racing takes wing in HCM City

Pigeon racing has emerged as a hobby of many HCM City residents for more than a decade.

Shortage of radioactive materials needs to be resolved urgently

In the past three days, Nguyen Dinh Hung, living in Binh Chanh District in HCMC, had to visit many hospitals around the city to find a place to take PET/CT scans for his mother, a patient suspected of having stomach cancer.