HCM City planned to build four underground parking lots in the downtown area to meet its enormous demand for parking vehicles, but a decade on, parking lot projects remained on paper as none is likely to be built.
The HCM City People’s Committee has decided to require foreign entries via Tan Son Nhat International Airport to have negative testing results before exiting.
HCMC has seen almost all manufacturing enterprises resume after the Covid pandemic and operate at over 95% capacity.
HCM City’s metro line No 1 between Ben Thanh Market in District 1 and Suoi Tien Theme Park in Thủ Đức city will start trial operations by December 31 this year.
The municipal authorities in HCMC are going through the digital transformation process to comprehensively perfecting all operations of state agencies here, aiming at establishing a digital government.
HCMC has just passed its toughest challenge so far in the Covid-19 pandemic, thanks to the collaboration and determination of all residents, the municipal authorities, and especially the timely aid of the army with their spirit of self-sacrifice.
The high volume of vehicles flocked to the National Highway No.30 heading to National Highway 1A causing extreme traffic congestion at the ending point of Trung Luong – My Thuan expressway for several hours.
HCMC’s annual Book Street Festival on the lunar New Year opened on January 29 (on the 27th day of the last month).
Ho Chi Minh City has been a green zone for three consecutive weeks without districts in orange zones. The number of new infection cases continued to decline sharply compared to the previous week.
Ho Chi Minh City’s coronavirus alert level has been decreased from level two to one - meaning transmission of cases is less or reducing.
The city needs a sharp bounce back from the Covid-19 recession from the beginning of the year to return to its normal growth rate.
The People's Committee in HCMC directed educational institutions to provide face-to-face teaching for students in grades 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12 from January 4, 2022.
HCMC has five suspected cases of the new omicron variant of coronavirus on December 31. The city’s healthcare sector, districts and Thu Duc City have to strengthen the supervision to identify Omicron cases quickly.