return icon

HCM City to build road along Saigon River

The HCMC government has asked the municipal Department of Planning and Architecture to complete the formulation of an economic development plan along the Saigon River this year, including a riverside road connecting District 1 to Cu Chi District.

A view of downtown HCM City. – SGT Photo: Le Quan

At a conference on January 19 to review the HCMC Department of Planning and Architecture’s performance in 2021 and its plans for this year, HCMC Vice Chairman Le Hoa Binh said the park along the river’s section in the city’s downtown area was being upgraded and the economic development plan along the Saigon River was important.

He said the city would complete a plan adjusting the city’s general planning and submit it to the central Government.

The municipal government asked the Department of Planning and Architecture to acknowledge experts’ opinions to quickly complete the plan.

The city will approve regulations on the city’s architecture management before the Tet holiday to remove shortcomings in construction licensing. The city will also set up a working team to boost the development of Thu Duc City.

Director of the HCMC Department of Planning and Architecture Nguyen Thanh Nha said it would hold a tender this year to choose a consultant for the city’s general planning and complete the planning in the third quarter of the year.

The department will also coordinate with the Thu Duc government to submit Thu Duc’s general planning by 2040 to the prime minister for approval this quarter.

In addition, the department will accelerate the 1/2,000 planning of Tam Da and Truong Tho urban areas in Thu Duc City; adjust the 1/2,000 planning of areas along the first metro line project, Ring Road No. 2 and Mai Chi Tho and Vo Van Kiet streets; and review 131 zoning plans to make a list of projects for adjustment or investment attraction.

The department will also participate in the submission of a plan to develop the city’s industrial infrastructure in the 2020-2045 period and adjustments to the planning of areas along the Saigon River for approval; formulate a plan to conduct two phases of a project to develop the city’s service infrastructure from 2020-2025; and design urban landscapes along Le Loi Street and at the Ben Thanh Station of the first metro line project.

Source: SGT

Experts propose river-themed city scape for metropolis HCM City

Experts propose river-themed city scape for metropolis HCM City

Many official delegates as well as architecture experts proposed plans to revive HCMC river-based culture at the “Public cultural space in HCMC” seminar held on December 3.

Waterway identity in Saigon development

Waterway identity in Saigon development

A workshop on the zoning and development of the banks of the Saigon River and inner-city rivers and canals has recently been held in HCMC, promising a turning point in the city’s in-depth cultural development.


Da Nang City calls for investment

The Government will keep following reform policies in administrative procedure, legal environment, more transparency and publicity in creating trusts and confidence among businesses investing in VN and Danang with the win-win target.

Vietnam up 39 notches in quality of life index rankings globally

Vietnam has made great strides in improving its living standard as it jumped 39 notches in the global quality of life index rankings in 2021, revealed CEOWORLD, the world’s leading business and trade magazine.

Australian Foreign Minister begins Vietnam visit

Foreign Minister Penny Wong began a two-day visit to Vietnam on June 26 in an effort to further promote the dynamic partnership between the two countries.

Miss Grand International 2023 to be held in Vietnam

Vietnam will be the host country of Miss Grand International 2023.

Top legislator meets Deputy Speaker of Hungarian parliament

National Assembly Chairman Vuong Dinh Hue visited Albertirsa city on June 26 as part of his official visit to Hungary, where he was welcomed by Deputy Speaker of the Hungarian parliament István Jakab and city officials.


Agricultural sector ensures food security, exports

Vietnamese become famous for gold-wearing ‘hobby’

The hobby of wearing gold all over the body has attracted the attention of the public, even foreign news sites.

Hue Festival 2022 opens with glamor show

The week-long Hue Festival 2022 was kicked off on June 25 evening by a unique art programme and Ao Dai (Vietnamese traditional gown) show.

Bach Long Glass Bridge - A news tourist attraction in Moc Chau

A glass-bottomed bridge named Bach Long (White Dragon) was recently inaugurated in Moc Chau and it has immediately become a new tourist attraction.

Vietnam among few countries totally re-open int’l tourism market

Vietnam is the only only Southeast Asian country that has reopened international tourism without any COVID-19 restrictions, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) said.

Foreign Ministry spokeswoman’s story of being a writer

Assistant to Minister of Foreign Affairs, Spokesperson of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Le Thi Thu Hang says journalism not only means reporting information, but it also has the function of leading public opinion.

Another S.Korean airline resumes direct service to Khanh Hoa

An Air Seoul flight carrying 187 passengers from the Incheon international airport arrived at the Cam Ranh International Airport in Khanh Hoa Province on June 24.

Interest subsidy vs monetary loosening

Some recent reports have indicated that the monetary policy of the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) is not in sync with the global trend.

Developers expect smoother LNG policy planning

In Vietnam, about 20 LNG-fired power projects are in the pipeline. Some of these programmes, however, have yet to identify a fuel source.