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Digital transformation to contribute 25% of HCM City's GRDP by 2025

By 2025, digital transformation will contribute 25% of HCM City's gross regional domestic product (GRDP), said Chairman of HCM City People's Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong.


HCM City sets up steering committee for new “city within city”

HCM City authorities plan to establish a steering committee on the creation of a “city within a city” that will include districts 2, 9 and Thu Duc, according to Nguyen Thanh Phong, chairman of the city People’s Committee. 

HCM City draws up specific policies for large firms

HCM City plans to draw up specific policies for firms having capital of more than VND100 billion (US$4.3 million) in the first quarter of this year, and has committed to create more favourable conditions for enterprises.

HCMC seeks to develop strong economic groups

HCMC will establish business development councils for each business sector so that the city can have strong economic groups by 2025, and will encourage large groups to access modern technology, said HCMC Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong.

HCMC to reclaim US$77.5 million from investor of 4 road projects in Thu Thiem

HCMC Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong has approved a proposal to collect US$77.5 million in unpaid land-use fees from the investor that is developing four key road projects in exchange for land in Thu Thiem urban area project.

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.

HCM City moves to paperless government

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City announced on June 25 that it will use an e-Cabinet paperless meeting system and a smart reminder application to save administrative time and costs.

HCM City sets up partnership with Australia’s New South Wales

A Memorandum of Understanding on the establishment of cooperative and twining relations between Ho Chi Minh City and the Australian state of New South Wales was signed in Sydney on April 17.


Vietnam mulls future plans: rice or fruit exports?

VietNamNet Bridge - Experts have called on Vietnamese leaders to rethink whether Vietnam should become a big rice exporter or fruit export power.

HCM City has new chairman

 Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong, 53, member of the Central Party Committee and deputy secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, has been elected chairman of the city People’s Committee.

Comic artist sketches social controversy

 VietNamNet Bridge – Young artist Nguyen Thanh Phong from Ha Noi studied at the Viet Nam University of Fine Arts and has become well-respected in the field of animation.

Comic artist offers surreal sketches of Ha Noi

 VietNamNet Bridge – Different sides of life in Ha Noi have been captured by young comic artist Nguyen Thanh Phong.