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HCMC agriculture official warned over loss-causing violations in previous avatar

An official warning has been issued to HCMC's deputy agriculture chief for violations when he led the Saigon Agriculture Corporation.

HCMC waste dumps great place to live, says private firm

A Vietnamese company has sought permission to explore the possibility of developing two retired landfills in Ho Chi Minh City into residential areas.

Saigon cyclo driver arrested for robbing Japanese tourist

A cyclo driver in Ho Chi Minh City was detained on Tuesday for seizing VND2.9 million ($125) from an elderly Japanese after a five-minute ride.
August 06, 2019 | 09:30 pm GMT+7

Southern Saigon residents suffer headaches from landfill stench

Stench from the Da Phuoc Landfill in Binh Chanh District forces many southern HCMC residents to keep windows shut and remain indoors.
July 28, 2019 | 08:15 am GMT+7

Modernize or close down, HCMC chairman warns waste treatment plants

HCMC Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong on Friday ordered waste treatment plants to apply advanced technologies or face suspension.
July 21, 2019 | 07:55 am GMT+7

Public skeptical as official claims HCMC has escaped severe flooding

HCMC vice chairman says the city no longer suffers the serious flooding it used to, but residents are unconvinced.
June 15, 2019 | 07:30 pm GMT+7

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.
June 05, 2019 | 10:58 am GMT+7

Saigon sets up division to manage all investment in traffic infrastructure

A board has been set up to manage all investment in hundreds of traffic infrastructure projects in Ho Chi Minh City.
May 18, 2019 | 08:00 am GMT+7

Police makes largest ketamine haul ever in Vietnam

Police arrested two Taiwanese and one Chinese and seized 500 kilos of ketamine, a synthetic drug, on the outskirts of HCMC Saturday.
May 12, 2019 | 03:21 pm GMT+7

Police investigate Taiwanese men linked to record 1.1 ton drug haul

HCMC police are probing two Taiwanese men connected to the recent seizure of 1.1 tons of meth, cementing concerns of the city as a drug transit hub.
April 20, 2019 | 09:20 pm GMT+7

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

Nation’s growth engine should retain greater share of revenues: HCMC party chief

HCMC's party leader says city should be allowed to keep more of its revenues to pay for infrastructure development.
April 14, 2019 | 10:50 am GMT+7

HCMC to spend $345 million on anti-flooding projects this year

HCMC plans to spend VND8 trillion on 218 projects to combat flooding in downtown areas and part of the outskirts.
April 08, 2019 | 08:07 pm GMT+7

HCMC to use its autonomy to raise alcohol tax

HCMC is planning to use its autonomy, granted in 2017, to increase the special consumption tax on alcoholic drinks.
April 04, 2019 | 08:00 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
 
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