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The HCMC government has proposed studying a railway linking the Tan Son Nhat International Airport in HCMC and the Long Thanh International Airport, which is under construction in the neighboring province of Dong Nai by lengthening metro line 4b.

Foreigner falls to death in HCMC

A foreign man plunged to his death from a floor of The Manor 2 apartment building on Nguyen Huu Canh Street in HCMC’s Binh Thanh District last night, June 19, according to the police of Binh Thanh District.

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.

Ho Chi Minh City aims to be rubbish-free

More than 71% of wards and communes in Ho Chi Minh City have been recognised as “clean” areas - one of the outstanding results of the 200-day emulation movement held to celebrate its upcoming municipal Party Congress. 

HCM City determinedly promotes IC industry

The integrated circuit (IC) industry of HCM City has witnessed much development since 2017 thanks to a series of successful products that were able to attract attention of leading experts in the field. 

HCM City determines to encourage AI development

HCMC People’s Committee has just organized a meeting about strategy planning for the national Artificial Intelligence (AI) development and preparation tasks for the upcoming Vietnam AI Festival 2020. 

HCMC publicizes new textbooks for academic year 2020-2021

The HCMC Department of Education and Training has announced that textbook set “Inventive horizon" compiled by the Vietnam Education Publishing House was chosen to be official textbooks for first graders in the academic year 2020-2021.

Local outlets of Zara possibly subject to major restructuring by Inditex

Losses following COVID-19 caused Zara's parent company Inditex to close many of its fashion shops, and both Vietnamese Zara outlets could be included.    

Daytime cargo transport ban: pros and cons

The Ho Chi Minh City administration is scrutinizing a plan to shift goods transport from the daytime to the nighttime to ease traffic congestion in the city center.

Hanoi, HCM City schools to stay shut for another week

The move means schools, universities and colleges in the country's two biggest cities will have been shut for a full three weeks after the end of the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday.

 

HCM City deploys smart medicine

Entering the medical treatment department of HCMC’s Eastern People Military Hospital, people are surprised to see a robot wearing medical scrubs with the traditional scarf of the southern region around its waist.

Police crack massive drug trafficking ring

Vietnamese and Taiwanese drug investigators have uncovered a massive transnational drug trafficking ring and have seized 446 packs of heroin worth more than US$6 million from a warehouse in HCMC.

HCMC to install AI-based surveillance camera to catch traffic offenders

Ho Chi Minh City will install AI-based surveillance camera to catch traffic offenders in some main roads and bus fleets as well as track, regulate and analyze vehicle movement on roads.

HCMC needs pork exchange floor to stabilize prices

HCMC needs a pork and pig exchange floor where safe pork can be traded and the prices of pork and live pigs can be stabilized, benefiting both customers and pork suppliers and traders.

Something in the air

Hanoi and HCMC both have some serious air quality issues to grapple with.

Vietnam hosts Asia-Pacific Bonsai-Suiseki Festival

The 15th Asia – Pacific Bonsai and Suiseki Convention and Exhibition opened at the Suoi Tien Amusement Park in Ho Chi Minh City on November 15.

Vietnam Hockey Festival moves back to HCM City

The Vietnam Hockey Festival is moving back to HCM City after being held in the former Hockey Centre in Long An Province for the past several years.

 

HCM City’s education strives to reach high international standards

HCM City wants to become the leading locality in the country and in order to achieve the goal, it has to upgrade education quality to meet international standards.