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 HCM City has been ranked among the 20 most dynamic cities globally by US-based financial and professional services firm Jones Lang LaSalle (JLL).

HCMC to crack down on SMS spam

 VietNamNet Bridge – The HCMC Department of Information and Communications has requested mobile carriers to submit their detailed plans for blocking unwanted text messages to mobile phone users and enhancing information management

HCM City funds infrastructure for Samsung project

 The government of HCMC is spending around VND1 trillion developing infrastructure and building facilities to support the implementation of Samsung’s US$1.4-billion electronics project at the Saigon Hi-Tech Park.

HCMC hotel room tariffs, occupancy decline

 VietNamNet Bridge – Hotels in HCMC, especially those in the four- and five-star segments, had a tough 2014 when they had to lower tariffs to attract guests and offset dropping room occupancy rates.

Commercial centers in Hanoi, Saigon look splendid in Christmas season

 VietNamNet Bridge – Large commercial centers and buildings in the two largest cities in Vietnam are decorated brilliantly to welcome Christmas and attract shoppers.

HCM City vows to contain most flood zones by 2015

 Authorities in HCM City have vowed to contain four-fifths of the city's flood zones by next year.

HCM City hotline to address foreign investor concerns

 Ho Chi Minh City will set up a hotline for business sectors to create more favourable and convenient conditions for foreign investors, Le Manh Ha, Deputy Chairman of the municipal People's Committee, has announced.

Urban flooding unavoidable

Urban flooding in HCMC is approaching the irrecoverable threshold and is seen unavoidable in the next several years, according to facts and figures at a meeting convened by the HCMC government this week.

No-man’s land

 VietNamNet Bridge – Drug addicts roam the street, indulging themselves into heroin orgies, littering syringes and needles after use at public places like in no-man’s land, and putting the people in HCMC at risk,

HCM City flood-prevention projects lack funds

 VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City authorities aim to prevent flooding in six out of 11 areas in the city but work has been completed at only one site, according to the city’s Transport Department.

Ministry turns to ports in fight against overloading

 VietNamNet Bridge – The Ministry of Transport said any ports found to violate regulations on overloading from the second time will be closed for a period of between one and three months, a sanction accepted by all ports at a meeting here on Tuesday.

HCMC suggests new museum entrance fee hike

 VietNamNet Bridge – Museum entrance fees will be raised in accordance to a direction of the HCM City People’s Committee, announced the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism on Sept 17.

Befriending parrots

VietNamNet Bridge – Many members of the HCMC-based Exotic Parrot Club have this hobby in common, gathering together every week these days to show off their pets, and to share their enthusiasm toward their colorful talking birds

HCM City’s e-textbook program controversial

HCM City is considering implementing an e-textbook project, under which first, second and third graders in the city would learn with e-textbooks instead of actual books. However, the project remains controversial.

Marks & Spencer to open HCMC outlet this summer

 VietNamNet Bridge – Marks & Spencer (M&S), the iconic British retailer, has unveiled its plan to open a new flagship store at the Vincom Center Dong Khoi in Ho Chi Minh City this summer.

HCMC wants textbooks for its own use

VietNamNet Bridge – To align training with the orientation of self-chosen education, a new set of textbooks for high-school students in HCMC has to be compiled and applied in the near future,

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR JULY 1-10 (daily updated)

 Updated information about cultural events in big cities of Vietnam.

Teachers in HCM City “unchained”

 VietNamNet Bridge – General school teachers in HCM City are now breathing a sigh of relief, as city authorities have given their consent to teachers giving private lessons without needing to obtain permission.

Saigon graffiti club wants to beautify the city

 VietNamNet Bridge – Graffiti has come to Saigon for about 10 years but people started paying attention to it around four years ago when some local and foreign artists practiced and exhibited graffiti in the city.

EVENTS SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 10-20 (daily updated)

  Updated information about cultural events in big cities of Vietnam.