HCM City announces approved land use master plan Society

HCM City announces approved land use master plan

The approved land-use master plan for HCM City will have significant impact on the city’s development in the future, Nguyen Toan Thang, Director of the municipal Natural Resource and Environment Department, said.
'Green' products popular in Vietnam Business

'Green' products popular in Vietnam

Tran Minh Tien, owner of a shop in the southern province of Long An, said he sells some 10 kinds of goods made from natural and environment-friendly materials such as grasses, bamboo and coconut fibre, replacing products made from plastic.
Fintech a tool to boost integration: ASEAN meet Business

Fintech a tool to boost integration: ASEAN meet

Financial technology (fintech) should be used to strengthen regional integration and promote inclusive and sustainable development, speakers said at the 47th ASEAN Banking Council Meeting in Da Nang on November 24.
HCM City partners with JICA to mitigate gas emission Environment

HCM City partners with JICA to mitigate gas emission

The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) held a workshop in the city on October 26 to review a technical cooperation project to support the planning and implementation of nationally appropriate mitigation action in a monitoring, reporting and verification manner.
HCM City makes clean energy from garbage Environment

HCM City makes clean energy from garbage

Ho Chi Minh City is creating favourable conditions for investors to reuse and recycle garbage to produce electricity, according to Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of the city People’s Committee.
HCM City looks to turn landfills into leisure Society

HCM City looks to turn landfills into leisure

Ho Chi Minh City authorities are calling for investment in the form of public private partnerships to build golf courses, parks, trade centres or property projects on three closed landfill sites.
SBV: Bank security lacking Business

SBV: Bank security lacking

In light of recent widely reported cases of banking fraud related to automatic teller machine (ATM) transactions, the State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) has advised the public to remain calm and adhere to banks’ regulations, while urging the banks to plug security holes.
HCM City to publicise pollution data Environment

HCM City to publicise pollution data

HCM City will publish air and water quality indexes on 48 electronic screens across the city, starting later this month, according to the municipal Department of Natural Resources and Environment.
Pedestrians want pavement back Society

Pedestrians want pavement back

Pavements, especially those in crowded areas of major cities like Hanoi and HCM City, are being seriously encroached, causing difficulties for pedestrians.