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Saigon metro lines see completion dates pushed back, again

HCMC's first two metro routes will be delayed yet again, a recent progress evaluation report submitted by the city transport department indicates.

Saigon seeks green-light for new technology park in the east

HCMC has sought the government’s approval to build a scientific and technological park in District 9.

Saigon's biggest underground sewer digs deep

A $86-million sewer under construction will run for eight kilometers, relaying wastewater directly to a treatment plant.
April 15, 2019 | 08:26 pm GMT+7

Funds strapped HCMC hopes public-private partnerships will do the trick

Top HCMC officials reiterate that public-private partnership (PPP) is the best way to implement key infrastructure projects.
March 30, 2019 | 06:27 pm GMT+7

HCMC banks on artificial intelligence to become smart city

HCMC leader says the city should develop and use artificial intelligence (AI) towards realizing its Industry 4.0 potentials.
March 21, 2019 | 09:16 pm GMT+7

Saigon pushes 2021 deadline for metro line despite uncertain contractors

HCMC authorities want the long-delayed metro line to be up and running in 2021 although contractors are not sure.
March 14, 2019 | 08:32 pm GMT+7

HCMC to revive mega urban project after 27 years

Ho Chi Minh City plans auction the work of building an eco-urban area project that had been abandoned since 1992.
March 10, 2019 | 03:52 pm GMT+7

HCMC to pay Japanese contractor to keep metro work going

HCMC will use its own budget this month to pay Japanese contractor Sumitomo Corporation for work done on first metro line.
January 19, 2019 | 07:34 pm GMT+7

Vietnam approves increased funding for Saigon’s long-delayed metro lines

The central government has approved an upward revision in the cost of Ho Chi Minh City’s first and second subway lines.
January 05, 2019 | 10:46 am GMT+7

Japanese contractor may stop work on Saigon metro line

HCMC’s first metro line has run into another crisis. An unpaid Japanese contractor has threatened to stop work.
November 23, 2018 | 08:27 am GMT+7

Living on edge: Vietnam's 'black canal' dwellers

On the banks of Ho Chi Minh City's Xuyen Tam canal the houses come in many forms.
November 10, 2018 | 12:49 pm GMT+7

New investors offer to save Saigon’s abandoned ‘super project’

At least four companies are interested in reviving Ho Chi Minh City’s eco-urban area project that’s been abandoned for 26 years.
November 02, 2018 | 06:00 pm GMT+7

Saigon’s first metro line will not open on schedule

A paucity of funds will prevent Ho Chi Minh City from completing its first metro line by 2020 as scheduled.
October 19, 2018 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Chorus of disapproval greets HCMC’s new opera house plan

Ho Chi Minh City has many problems that need urgent attention, a new opera house is a skewed priority, people say.
October 15, 2018 | 09:23 am GMT+7

Kindness shines through the chaos as Saigon grapples with flooded streets

A heavy downpour early Tuesday flooded many Saigon streets. Chaos ensued, but there were heartening scenes, too.
October 02, 2018 | 02:45 pm GMT+7
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