HCM City sees big decrease in street flooding Society

HCM City sees big decrease in street flooding

The anti-flooding works carried out in Ho Chi Minh City since 2008 have helped reduce the number of streets that are flooded during moderate to heavy rainfall, according to the city Department of Construction.
HCM City to review master plan Society

HCM City to review master plan

HCM City’s new administration has ordered to carefully review the city master plan and amend everything that is impracticable to ensure people’s lives are not affected by bad planning.

Vietnam’s rubber firm exports tyres to US

The Southern Rubber Industry JSC (Casumina) on January 5 reached an agreement with its US partner to export tyres to the US market in 2015, according to the Sai Gon Giai phong (Liberated Sai Gon) newspaper.

Dak Nong can do more to attract investment: officials

The Central Highland province of Dak Nong has not backed its investment attraction policies with commensurate action, experts say, stressing the need to deliver on infrastructure development and a well trained workforce.

Cold weather puts many in hospital

Many hospitals in HCM City recently have seen a rising number of patient admissions for respiratory and digestive disorders as well as dengue fever.

Police charge nine for deadly train crash

Police in the southern province of Dong Nai have decided to prosecute nine men deemed responsible for the deadly train car crash on the Ghenh Bridge that killed two and injured 24 others.

Bullet train gets a second look

The Ministry of Transport is conducting a new feasibility study for the construction of North-South Express Railway, with a focus on two initial sections – Hanoi - Vinh and HCM City - Nha Trang. The study has been initiated after the National Assembly last June rejected the complete 1,570km North-South Express Railway project, saying the cost of 55.85 billion USD was prohibitive.

HCM City shoppers go for eco-friendly bags

 Retailers and residents in HCM City are becoming more familiar with eco-friendly bags and are discontinuing the use of plastic bags, according to the city's Department of Natural Resources and Environment.