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VietNamNet Bridge – Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee asked the Department of Education and Training and the Department of Culture and Sports to end extra classes outside the schools except for foreign training centers and studying centers. 

HCM City anti-pollution, canal cleanup efforts

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City will mobilise all possible resources for spending on anti-pollution measures and urban improvement to raise the quality of life as set out in a recent Party Committee resolution.

HCM City should become Shanghai-modelled special economic zone

 Ho Chi Minh City should become a special economic zone similar to China's Shanghai through the use of special mechanisms, said a National Assembly deputy.

Street robbery tarnishes Saigon’s image

 VietNamNet Bridge – Local newspapers have reported the latest case of street robbery in HCM City, aimed at a foreign tourist.

Image: The most unique, expensive ornamental trees at Saigon’s “market for the wealthy”

VietNamNet Bridge – The most special and expensive ornamental trees are brought to the Spring Flower Festival in Phu My Hung urban area in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, which is dubbed the “home for the wealthy”.

Severe drought to threaten Saigon in coming months

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City will face its most severe drought in six decades over the next few months, the weather office has forecast, warning there will be a severe shortage of water for irrigation and saltwater intrusion up its rivers.

New Year’s live concerts to charm music lovers in Hanoi, HCMC

 The New Year will open with three concerts featuring pop/rock stars in Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi.

New surveillance cameras in HCM City

Surveillance cameras will be installed on the 12-km long Pham Van Dong boulevard in HCM City from late December to assist authorities with traffic management and improve navigation, the City's People's Committee announced recently.

HCM City’s eastern and southern parts appealing to realty firms

 VietNamNet Bridge – Around two-thirds of new real estate projects in HCMC went up in the eastern and southern parts in the third quarter and, according to experts, there will be more residential developments in these areas in the coming time.

Special economic zone to go up in HCM City

 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCMC Institute for Development Studies has sent the city government a huge plan to develop a special economic zone (SEZ) nearly 890 square kilometers to drive growth here in the city.

Eastern HCMC facing overpopulation

 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCMC government has warned relevant agencies of fast population growth in the east of the city as this trend could cause social and economic problems.

Many factories discharge untreated wastewater

VietNamNet Bridge – Many factories in HCMC dump untreated wastewater into canals with a recent report showing that only 85% of 3,300 manufacturing facilities in the city have built standard wastewater treatment systems.

A café for families

 VietNamNet Bridge – With coffee shops mushrooming in HCMC, the Nest appears as an ideal place for couples with kids and those wanting to spend time chatting with friends.

From Bach to the Blues, Chamber music festival back in HCMC

 VietNamNet Bridge – A night of music, From Bach to the Blues will kick off the 2nd Saigon Chamber Music concert series in HCM City.

No miracle for property market

 VietNamNet Bridge – Some economic experts and officials have expressed concerns over the possible return of a real estate bubble in the coming years.

HCMC to remove low-tech firms from industrial zones

VietNamNet Bridge – Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has instructed HCMC Export Processing and Industrial Zone Authority to work with relevant agencies to review, classify, and estimate businesses to build a restructuring plan

Singapore biggest foreign investor in HCMC

 VietNamNet Bridge – Singapore has become the biggest foreign investor in HCMC with 719 operational projects worth nearly US$8.22 billion,

Breeding and training eagles

 VietNamNet Bridge – Undeniably, the eagle is a symbol of power and strength. That might be a reason why many youths in HCMC have developed a hobby of raising and training this meat-eating bird.

Traffic jams crowd streets in HCM City as Tet approaches

 HCM City's gateways and many streets in the downtown areas are regularly gridlocked in the run-up to Tet with people trapped in traffic unable to get any real time information about the jams.

HCM City faces traffic challenges

 Traffic jam just occurred in some main roads and near some schools, hospitals and trade centers in Ho Chi Minh City in the past. However it has become a permanent issue in several areas now and worse with hours-long congestions being seen recently.