Ho Chi Minh City will limit the construction of new residential high-rises in districts 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 11 and Phu Nhuan, under a housing development plan for the 2021-2030 period.
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 has developed a plan to develop new riverside activities and economic services along the Saigon River in the 2020-2045 period.
Schools in Ho Chi Minh City recorded higher rates of student wearing helmets on the road in the 2019 – 2020 period, however, the number of standard helmets remained low, a survey said.
Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism and the HCM City Tourism Association have launched a tourism programs aiming to give free city tours to 5,000 orphans and disabled children, poor households and policy beneficiaries from 24 districts.
Ten houses of charity were handed over to poor households and those living near the poverty line in HCM City’s Can Gio district on December 28.
Ho Chi Minh City will continue to move its ports to its outskirts to ease congestion on roads outside them and build new ones under a national port master plan for 2020-2030.
More than 9.1 billion VND (395,000 USD) was raised at an annual music show that was televised in Ho Chi Minh City on December 16.
The Ho Chi Minh City Labour Federation will take part in providing vocational training for workers to change occupations for better working environment and incomes, said Vice President of the federation Tran Doan Trung on December 14.
Police in Ho Chi Minh City on November 28 arrested a Korean man who is suspected of murdering and dismembering his compatriot in a rented house in district 7.
Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have so far busted 152 illegal entries since May.
As many as 1,453 tourists stranded in Da Nang due to an outbreak of COVID-19 in the central city will be flown back to Hanoi and HCM City on August 12-14, announced the city’s Department of Tourism.
Ho Chi Minh City has about 105,000 job vacancies in the rest of the year, according to the city Human Resources Forecast and Labour Market Information (Falmi) Centre.
Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism has asked authorities in all districts to take measures to control the spread of disease in rental apartments and lodging facilities.
All people in Ho Chi Minh City, who do not wear face masks at public places, will be fined 100,000-300,000 VND (4.33-13 USD) from August 4.