Ho Chi Minh City will continue exerting efforts to improve living conditions for poor households and disadvantaged groups needing support, affirmed Nguyen Thi Thu, Vice Chairwoman of the municipal People’s Committee.
Ho Chi Minh City will focus its financial resources into key projects under the city’s 7 breakthrough programmes in 2017 in order to improve the appearance of the city and the living conditions of local residents.
Transport firms in HCM City have begun to add more buses to meet demand during the Tet (Lunar New Year) holiday, which begins in late January.
Ho Chi Minh City is in the top five of the Asia-Pacific region for real estate investment and development prospects, with annual returns expected to be up to 25%, according to a new report.
Demolition work on the Saigon Tax Trade Centre, built by the French 135 years ago, began on October 12 in HCM City to make way for a 40-storey office and hotel tower and the first metro subway route.
On October 11, a contingent of members from the London office of the Vietnam-UK Network participated in a conference with the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.
HCM City’s total retail sales of goods and service revenue fell 11.2 percent year-on-year to 387.5 trillion VND (16.5 billion USD) in the first four months of this year, primarily due to travel restrictions and changes in consumption.
All bus routes in Hanoi have resumed operation from May 4, but each bus must not have more than 30 people on board, including passengers, drivers and conductors, according to the city's Department of Transport.
As many as 6,756 collectives and individuals had donated more than 153 billion VND (6.5 million USD) to Ho Chi Minh City’s COVID-19 prevention and control fund as of May 4 afternoon, according to the Vietnam Fatherland Front chapter in the city.
A ceremony was held in Ho Chi Minh City on April 30 to mark the 45th anniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Reunification Day.
Ho Chi Minh City has begun to implement a number of measures to gradually revive business activities post-social distancing necessitated by the Covid-19 pandemic.
As many as 9,000 poor and near-poor households in Ho Chi Minh City that have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic will receive monthly relief payments of 1 million VND (42 USD) each for three months, starting in April, according to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City has asked enterprises participating in the price stabilisation programme to increase the amount of goods in the market this year.
Nearly 200,000 members of the Ho Chi Minh Communist Youth Union, young people, and local residents in Ho Chi Minh City joined hands for a two-week voluntary social service campaign.
Ho Chi Minh City has been sending workers abroad under various programmes in recent years, but challenges still exist, especially in training, according to the municipal Department of Labour, Invalid and Social Affairs.
HCM City and aviation authorities have taken measures to ensure security at Tan Son Nhat International Airport and ease congestion in and around it during the Tet (Lunar New Year) rush.
Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Transport has asked the municipal People’s Committee to outline plans for investment in public transport in new residential areas, including new bus lanes, in an aim to reduce traffic congestion.
More than 80 percent of graduates at most colleges and vocational training schools in HCM City this year have found jobs, according to the city’s Department of Labour, Invalids and Social Affairs.
Ho Chi Minh City’s education sector plans to enhance the application of IT in management, teaching, testing, and student assessment, said Le Thanh Liem, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.
The “Ho Chi Minh City – development and integration” festival is due to take place in the southern metropolis from November 29 to December 1 with various activities, a municipal official has said.