HCM City hopes for enhanced connections with Korean localities
Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Dinh La Thang met with Speaker of the Republic of Korea’s National Assembly Chung Sye-kyun on April 27, stressing that his city wants to enhance cooperation with Korean localities.
HCM City's District 5 inaugurates ‘jewellery street’
Ho Chi Minh City's District 5 has honoured its venerable goldsmith tradition by converting Nhieu Tam and Nghia Thuc streets into a jewellery street.
Ho Chi Minh City focuses on developing cuisine tourism
Ho Chi Minh City considers cuisine a product that needs to be developed to turn tourism into a key industry, said La Quoc Khanh, deputy director of the municipal Department of Tourism.
State President meets HCM City voters
President Tran Dai Quang on April 26 met with voters in Ho Chi Minh City’s Districts 1, 3 and 4 to listen to their opinions, mostly in issues on the environment, the settlement of complaints related to land use, solutions to traffic congestion, and education quality improvement.
President meets Can Gio district’s constituents
President Tran Dai Quang has suggested Can Gio district of Ho Chi Minh City look towards sustainable development with a focus on marine economy, agriculture, and ecological-historical tourism.
HCM City: Construction on new eastern coach station begins
The Saigon Transportation Mechanical Corporation (SAMCO) began the construction of a new eastern coach station at a total cost of 773 billion VND (33.6 million USD) on April 26.
HCM City vows optimal conditions for foreign NGOs
Ho Chi Minh City will create favourable conditions for non-governmental organisations (NGOs) to effectively implement humanitarian projects and programmes, said a local official.
Japanese dancer to perform in Cinderella ballet
Japanese dancer Nobuo Fujino will perform in a ballet based on Russian composer Sergei Prokofiev’s Cinderella, which will be staged at the HCM City Opera House on Friday and Saturday (April 28 and 29).
Vietnam Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2017 opens in HCM City
The Vietnam International Fashion Week Spring-Summer 2017 officially opened in Ho Chi Minh City on April 25 evening.
Int’l food & hotel exhibition underway in HCM City
The International Food & Hotel Vietnam 2017 is taking place in Ho Chi Minh City from April 25-27.
HCM City: Police bust large drug ring
The Ho Chi Minh City police have arrested two members of a drug trading racket while seizing 4.2 kilogrammes of crystal methamphetamine, 292 ecstasy pills, two guns and 1 billion VND (44,000 USD).
HCM City: More exclusive streets for tourism coming
More streets specifically for tourism will be designated in HCM City in the future, heard a programme named “Dialogue with the city’s authority” with a focus on boosting the local tourism industry.
Proposal to upgrade Tan Son Nhat airport mooted
The Civil Aviation Administration of Vietnam (CAAV) has submitted a detailed proposal to upgrade and expand Tan Son Nhat International Airport by 2020 to the Ministry of Transport.
Ho Chi Minh City works to extend CNG bus routes
Ho Chi Minh City plans to increase the number of compressed natural gas (CNG) – powered buses with a view of running 841 CNG buses on 39 routes by the end of this year.
HCM City to develop food industry
The HCM City People’s Committee and the HCM City Food and Foodstuff Association (FFA) have signed a co-operation programme to boost the development of the city’s food and foodstuff industry.
One-armed guitarists from Vietnam, Japan perform in HCM City
A musical show took place in Ho Chi Minh City on April 22, featuring two one-armed guitarists, Vietnamese teacher Nguyen The Vinh and Japanese Prof. Hashimoto Michinori.
Hotel room shortage looms as MICE arrivals increase
A sharp increase in MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Conference and Event) tourist arrivals in HCM City has fuelled concern among tourism firms over possible shortages of hotel rooms and conference halls.
HCM City plans 5 new reservoirs for water supply
The Sai Gon Water Corporation (Sawaco) has asked the Ho Chi Minh City authority to build five reservoirs in the next eight years to ensure clean water supply for residents.