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VietNamNet Bridge - HCMC travel firms, repeatedly complaining about the serious pollution of the rivers and canals in the city, have urged the local authorities to find solutions.

HCM City sees sharp increase in condo projects

Many developers in HCM City have launched condo projects with various offers since the beginning of the year.

Retail premises in high demand in 2017

VietNamNet Bridge - Real estate consultancy firms have predicted that retail premises will become an attractive segment of the property market in 2017, especially in Hanoi and HCMC.

Polluted canals in HCM City emit bad odors, affect residents' lives

HCM City has about 2,000 kilometers of drainage canals, but many are seriously polluted. The pollution comes not only from factories and industrial zones, but also from residents' littering.

HCMC to build bus-only lanes in 2017

 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCMC Department of Transport in the first quarter of this year will finish mapping out a plan to build bus-only lanes on some roads to improve public transit services.

Hanoi, HCMC, Da Nang welcome first foreign visitors of 2017

 A German passenger on Vietnam Airlines’ flight VN36,  which landed at the Noi Bai International Airport in the morning of January 1, was the first foreign visitor to set foot in Hanoi in 2017.

Does Intel serve as a magnet to attract hi-tech FIEs?

IPV factory, located in HCMC Hi-tech Park, makes up a high proportion of Vietnam’s total export value. It is an important link for Intel to implement its development plan in the Internet of Things (IoT) era.

BUSINESS IN BRIEF 21/12

HCMC, Quang Ninh benefit from tourism boom, SHB merger with VVF approved in principle, China dominates Vietnam wood chip trade, VN-Japan company opens big warehouse in Binh Duong

Buying apartments for lease: hot investment channel in 2017

VietNamNet Bridge - The attractive profits from leasing and property price increases attract investors to buy apartments for lease. The trend has been growing in the last two years.

HCM City finds ways to treat hazardous waste

 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCMC government is seeking ways to treat an increasingly huge volume of hazardous waste.

HCM City strives to curb pollution

VietNamNet Bridge - Air and water pollution in HCM City has worsened, though the city has spent VND21 trillion a year on environmental activities.

"Golden land" in HCM City still scorching-hot as developers vie for plots

The battle for the "golden land", or prime real estate areas, in HCM City heated up recently after the Van Thinh Phat Group and a partner became the owner of a land plot located in an advantageous position in HCM City.

‘Environmental refugees’ in Mekong River Delta expected in future, experts say

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam, especially the Mekong River Delta, has been warned for 20 years that it will be one of the areas to suffer most seriously from climate change.

HCM City draws up reservoir plan to fight flooding

VietNamNet Bridge - HCMC has proposed a network of water-regulating reservoirs which would help solve the worsening flooding in the city.

Startups in Vietnam attract cash, but still struggle to succeed

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnamese startups have attracted big infusions of cash and have great potential, but only a few of them have reaped fruit. 

HCM City to curb flooding with Japanese technology in reservoirs

The HCMC People’s Committee has allowed Japanese Sekisui Company to build a water containing reservoir with polypropylene material which aims to ease flooding during heavy rain and high tide. 

HCMC authorities make compromises, allow private tutoring at school

VietNamNet Bridge - The ban on private tutoring at schools in HCMC has been lifted by municipal authorities amid strong opposition to the ban from teachers and parents.

Flood tides may trigger many floods in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – The southern weather center has forecast that high tides would cause at least six floods in parts of HCMC and other southern provinces until February next year, affecting the lives of local residents.

HCMC to host contemporary dance festival

VietNamNet Bridge – Popular local choreographer/director Tan Loc from Arabesque Dance Group on September 21 announced the third edition of the HCMC International Dance Festival 2016 slated for September 24 to October 1.

Japanese to be taught at primary schools in Hanoi, HCMC

 The Japanese language is being taught at some primary schools in Hanoi and HCM City, on a trial basis.