Boat tours in HCM City lack passengers Travel

Boat tours in HCM City lack passengers

Boat tours along Ho Chi Minh City’s canals, which were expected to boost water tourism, have failed to attract tourists because of a lack of facilities and waste discharge in waterways.
HCM City to clean up canals Environment

HCM City to clean up canals

Ho Chi Minh City will spend 29 trillion VND (1.3 billion USD) for anti-flooding and canal dredging, works and cleaning up its highly polluted canal network.
Planner suggests ’twin city’ model for HCM City Society

Planner suggests ’twin city’ model for HCM City

Ho Chi Minh City should develop a “twin city” model, which would divide the metropolis into two urban areas, a western and an eastern one, to allow each part to properly develop, said Dr Vo Kim Cuong, former deputy chief architect of HCM City.
 Illegal landfills block flood drainage Environment

Illegal landfills block flood drainage

Some 80 percent of construction landfills along the capital city’s riverbanks are operating without licences, according to the municipal Department of Agriculture and Rural Development.
HCM City launches Earth Hour 2017 Environment

HCM City launches Earth Hour 2017

More than 1,000 voluntary students and two ambassadors of the Earth Hour 2017 campaign on March 11 rode bicycles on several streets in the Ho Chi Minh City’s centre.
HCM City seeks private sector help for canals Society

HCM City seeks private sector help for canals

Concerted efforts are needed to reduce pollution and improve the landscape near slums along canals and rivers in HCM City, including investment from the private sector, speakers said at a recent workshop.
HCM City fights pollution in canals Environment

HCM City fights pollution in canals

Pollution in HCM City canals is worsening as large quantities of household and industrial wastewater, as well as rubbish, are being discharged or dumped into city canals.