HCM City, UK partner in building smart urban Society

HCM City, UK partner in building smart urban

Ian Gibbons, Consul General of the UK in Ho Chi Minh City, and representatives of the City, on July 17 signed a memorandum of understanding on cooperation in carrying out projects to support the building of HCM City as a smart urban area.
HCM City's eco-friendly buses face fuel shortage Society

HCM City's eco-friendly buses face fuel shortage

After several years of using eco-friendly compressed natural gas (CNG) to fuel some of its fleet, Ho Chi Minh City’s public bus system is now on the verge of a fuel shortage as the only supplier plans to reduce supply, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper has reported.
Six-month CPI growth lowest in three years: GSO Business

Six-month CPI growth lowest in three years: GSO

The consumer price index (CPI) in the first half of 2019 increased on average 2.64 percent against the same period last year, the lowest pace recorded over the past three years, General Statistics Office (GSO) General Director Nguyen Bich Lam announced on June 28.
More eco-friendly buses to run on Hanoi streets Environment

More eco-friendly buses to run on Hanoi streets

Hanoi plans to roll out additional busses fuelled by compressed natural gas (CNG) in the third quarter to ease traffic congestion and lessen environmental pollution, the municipal Department of Transport’s Public Transport Management and Operation Centre said.
Public bicycle sharing system fails to meet demand Society

Public bicycle sharing system fails to meet demand

Ho Chi Minh City was one of five large cities in the country asked to pilot public bicycle sharing in its inner areas under the Prime Minister’s requirement in 2014, but the pilot programme has failed to meet demand.
Experts speak out over Han River property projects Society

Experts speak out over Han River property projects

Experts, scientists and architects agreed that a construction boom along the Han River in Da Nang city over past decade had impacted on the river flow, erosion and floods, and could result in environmental tragedy in the future.
HCM City seeks new construction materials to replace sand Society

HCM City seeks new construction materials to replace sand

Ho Chi Minh City plans to call for investment in new materials that could replace sand used in some construction projects in response to an increase in illegal sand mining activities, according to Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee.