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Many residential quarters and roads east of HCMC located in districts 9 and Thu Duc, in the highest area of the city, have been the most flooded this rainy season.

HCM City criticized for placing talented staff in poorly paid jobs

Soon after a local newspaper published a series of articles on using talented staff in HCMC, the city's Mayor Nguyen Thanh Phong scheduled a working session on the issue.

Combating floods in HCMC: high budget, low efficiency

Trillions of dong have been spent to implement anti-flood projects, but rainwater and high tides still leave many areas of HCMC inundated.

Property investors now seek long-term profits, high-quality projects

The long-term projects of a large scale and high quality are now on the focus.v

Tax policies still unapproachable to science-technology businesses in HCMC

The HCMC Department of Science and Technology has lately launched various activities and policies to support companies to register for a science-technology business certificate to enjoy preferential conditions. 

Foreign hotel management brands flock to Vietnam

More luxury hotels have arisen in anticipation of a tourism boom, and their owners are spending big money to hire foreign managers.

Offices for lease yield high profits for investors

The occupancy rates of office buildings located in advantageous positions are at a record high.

When will motorcycle emissions be put under control?

The government has decided to lift the standards for automobile emission standards, but motorcycles, which produce 80 percent of total emissions from motor vehicles, are still not under control.

HCM City reviews people’s satisfaction of administrative reform

The pilot survey of satisfaction of local people and organizations for the administrative reform work in Ho Chi Minh City in 2018 was reviewed at a conference held by the municipal chapter of the Vietnam Fatherland Front (VFF) on April 11.

 

Vietnamese investors now lead M&A real estate market

VietNamNet Bridge - The buyers in recent big M&A deals in the real estate markets in Hanoi and HCMC were Vietnamese, not foreign investors, as seen previously.

Hanoi, HCMC, Danang stir Vietnam real estate market with lots of exciting activities

Vietnam has experienced a year of exciting activities in real estate market with bustling transactions and additional stocks in major cities in 2018, Savills Vietnam has said in an overall view. 

HCMC considers preventive solutions to flooding

The HCMC Center for Flood Control Program has proposed building seven anti-flood reservoirs with Japanese cross-wave technology, for total costs of VND475 billion. However, some experts doubt the reservoirs will help.

Teachers, parents still confused about STEM education

Despite instructions from management agencies, many schools in HCMC say they do not have a thorough understanding of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) education.

Luxury hotels in HCMC make high profits in 2018

2018 continues to be a prosperous year for hotels, especially high-end ones, in HCM City. The average occupancy rate has been 80-90 percent, and the profit to revenue ratio at least 20 percent.

Overloaded classrooms burden educators

VietNamNet Bridge - HCMC has 67,000 more students this year compared with the 2017-2018 academic year, while the number of classrooms has increased insignificantly.

Hotels fear they may lose guests to Airbnb

VietNamNet Bridge - Several years ago, hoteliers in Vietnam did not think Airbnb could be a threat to them. But that is no longer the case. 

Pollution and noise torment urbanites

VietNamNet Bridge - Scientists and physicians have released new reports about air pollution in HCMC, warning that air quality is worsening.

Investors gear up to produce devices for smart cities

VietNamNet Bridge - The industry to manufacture devices for the future HCMC smart city has been taking shape over the last 12 months.

Real estate market decelerates, but optimism still exists

VietNamNet Bridge - Hanoi and HCMC each year between 2018 and 2020 will receive 110,000 new households, adding to the demand for houses and apartments.

The rush to build more skyscrapers

More and more skyscrapers are appearing in major urban areas of Vietnam such as HCM City and Hanoi, as the race to build highrises is heating up as land is increasingly scarce.