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HCM City legislature passes major socio-economic resolutions

The HCM City People’s Council has passed a number of key socio-economic resolutions aimed at addressing the city’s challenges and driving growth in 2024.

BridgeFest music festival 2023 to kick off in Ho Chi Minh City

Vietnamese and international artists are gearing up for the BridgeFest 2023 music festival which is scheduled to take place at Nguyen Hue pedestrian street in Ho Chi Minh City on December 9.

HCMC proposes higher salaries to attract talents

The Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee proposes income of people with doctoral degrees or higher will be 4 times higher than the monthly regional minimum wage to attract talents for state organizations.

Water taxi proposed for HCM City

The Thu Duc Yacht Club Secretary Nguyen Tran Huu Thang has proposed that HCM City should launch water taxi services to further develop tourism.

HCM City seeks $3.6b to extend first metro line to Binh Duong, Dong Nai

HCM City will need over VNĐ86 trillion (US$3.6 billion) from public funds to extend its first metro route to the neighbouring provinces of Bình Dương and Đồng Nai.

Contemporary ballet ‘Senzen’ to premiere in HCM City

The programme on December 16 and 17 is co-organised by Saigon Concert and Arabesque Việt Nam, a neo-classical and contemporary dance company in HCM City, to mark the 50th anniversary of Việt Nam-Japan diplomatic ties.

Private company signs agreement to fund $41.2m pedestrian bridge in HCM City

Chairman of the HCM People’s Committee Phan Văn Mãi at the signing ceremony stated that this is an important and iconic project for the southern city, which promises to be a popular

Ho Chi Minh City announces list of 100 Interesting Things

The list of “HCM City-100 interesting things” was released on December 3 by the southern city’s Department of Tourism.

HCM City seeks to build “film city”

The first HCM City International Film Festival (HIFF) is scheduled to take place in early 2024 and is expected to contribute to the establishment of HCM City as a "film city."

Dong Khoi Street ranks thirteenth in world's most expensive shopping streets

Dong Khoi Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 1 ranked thirteenth in the ranking of the world's most expensive shopping streets, according to a new global ranking from real estate services firm Cushman & Wakefield.

HCM City to build VND11-trillion bridge

Construction on Can Gio Bridge in HCM City which has a total investment of VND11 trillion (USD454.50 million) is scheduled to be started in 2025 and be completed in 2028.

First international yacht exhibition opens in HCM City

The first international yacht exhibition, known as The Nautical Show, debuted in HCM City on December 1, featuring yachts from several global brands.

Ho Chi Minh City listed among 10 Asian places to ring in New Year 2024

Ho Chi Minh City, the most populous city and largest financial hub in Vietnam, has been named among the top 10 places to celebrate the new year in Asia by travel website Asiahighlight.com.

More than 33,000 HCM City children wait for vaccines

A vaccine shortage that has lasted for months in the Expanded Immunisation Programme has affected around 33,000 children in HCM City.

Ho Chi Minh City to host diverse activities to ring in New Year 2024

Ho Chi Minh City, the most populous and financial hub in Vietnam, has planned to launch a variety of activities to welcome the start of 2024.

HCM City lures over 3 billion USD in FDI in 11 months

Ho Chi Minh City attracted more than 3 billion USD in foreign direct investment (FDI) in the first 11 months of 2023, down 12.9% year-on-year, the city’s Statistics Office has announced.

HCM City speeds up relocation of houses along canals

HCM City authorities are finding solutions to speed up progress of relocating houses along canals by 2025.

Numerous prime business spaces empty in downtown HCM City

With just over two months left until the 2024 Lunar New Year, several prominent spaces in the heart of Ho Chi Minh City remain unoccupied.

Despite sharp rental falls, retail premises in HCM City still left idle

Though landlords have lowered rental and offer unprecedented preferences, many still cannot find tenants. Even retail premises in the central business districts remain idle.

HCMC seeks Indian investors for metro and hi-tech ventures

HCMC is inviting Indian investors to participate in the city’s major schemes, including 12 metro and monorail projects and eight high-technology ventures.