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Some sections of HCMC- Long Thanh- Dau Giay Expressway to be expanded to 8 lanes (15/01)
The Ministry of Transport (MoT) yesterday said that the upgrade and expansion project of Ho Chi Minh City- Long Thanh- Dau Giay Expressway and project of Dong Nai- Lam Dong Expressway is being speeded up the construction.
HCMC’s total retail sales of goods rise 11.9 percent in 2020 (15/01)
The Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City, on January 13, held a conference to summarize its activities in 2020, deploy the plan for 2021, and honor the typical industrial and supporting industry products in HCMC in 2020.
HCMC interested in improving investment environment for foreign investors (15/01)
Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong yesterday had a meeting with newly-appointed Consul General of India to HCMC Mr. Madan Mohan Sethi.
Experts, businesses discuss how to rebuild tourism when recovery comes (15/01)
Experts and enterprise representatives from travel agencies discussed how to revive travel activities at the National Travel Agents Forum 2021 held in the Northern City of Hai Phong on January 13.
HCM City's retail market grows by 11.9 percent despite pandemic (11/01)
The retail market of the southern largest economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City grew by 11.9 percent to 759.7 trillion VND (32.84 billion USD).
HCM City focuses on caring for the needy ahead of Tet (11/01)
HCM City has planned various activities to care for the needy and policy beneficiaries on the occasion of the upcoming Tet (Lunar New Year), the most important festival of Vietnamese people in a year.
Tan Son Nhat runway upgrade project completed (11/01)
The inauguration ceremony of the runway upgrade project at two busiest airports in the country, Tan Son Nhat and Noi Bai was held in HCMC’s Tan Son Nhat International Airport on January 10.
Credit growth of HCMC reaches 8 percent (11/01)
According to the State Bank of Vietnam – Ho Chi Minh City Branch (SBV-HCMC), the credit growth in the city was at 8 percent last year.
HCMC plans to reform administration with available service attitude: Chairman (11/01)
Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong said that the municipal government is determined to change their working approaches and carry out radical administrative reform with availability of service attitude.
HCMC proposes capital allocation to speed up progress of key projects (05/01)
Mr. Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), visited some places that are blockage points of flooding, environmental pollution, traffic congestion, and medical overload in Ho Chi Minh City on January 4, with the participation of Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Vo Van Hoan, Director of the Department of Planning and Investment of HCMC Le Thi Huynh Mai, and leaders of departments of HCMC. Mr. Nguyen Chi Dung, Minister of the Ministry of Planning and Investment (MPI), visited some places that are blockage points of flooding, environmental pollution, traffic congestion, and medical overload in Ho Chi Minh City on January 4, with the participation of Vice Chairman of the municipal People's Committee Vo Van Hoan, Director of the Department of Planning and Investment of HCMC Le Thi Huynh Mai, and leaders of departments of HCMC.
Genetic consultation center set up in HCMC (05/01)
The Ho Chi Minh City-based University Medical Hospital in coordination with the Medical Genetics Institute and Gene Solutions Company yesterday officially established a genetic consultation center which will provide information and support to people who have, or may be at risk for, genetic disorders.
Huge capital needed to fully develop HCMC’s Eastern innovative urban area (28/12)
The Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Planning and Architecture has just submitted to HCMC People’s Committee a proposal for the project ‘Forming and Developing the Eastern highly interactive, innovative urban area in the period 2020-2025’. This area is where the to-be Thu Duc City is located. The project estimates the necessary state budget for infrastructure, economic, and social growth, reaching US$1.8 billion.
HCMC to start running Thu Duc City on March 1 (28/12)
HCMC’s government will start running Thu Duc City on March 1, 2021, according to the municipal People’s Committee at a working session between the Ministry of Home Affairs and the HCMC People’s Committee to discuss about regulations and implementation guidance on organizing urban administrative units in HCMC on December 24.
HCMC focusing on developing renewable energy (28/12)
Being one of the fastest growing cities in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) has a dense population, and thus an extremely high energy demand. As energy depletion is serious in the country, HCMC has actively tried to promote alternative energy sources while encouraging energy conservation in the community.
GDP grows 2.91 percent this year (28/12)
The General Statistics Office of Vietnam said that gross domestic product (GDP) was estimated to increase 2.91 percent compared to the previous year in a regular press conference held on December 27 in Hanoi.
HCMC offers 5,000 free short trips to disadvantaged children, adults (28/12)
The Department of Tourism of HCMC has cooperated with the municipal Tourism Association and businesses at the Saigon Zoo and Botanical Gardens on December 26 to launch the “Tourism- Giving wings to dreams” program, offering 5,000 free one-day tours around the city to disadvantaged children, poor households and families credited with meritorious service to the country.
HCMC striving to reduce air pollution (24/11)
Like other major urban areas in Vietnam, Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) is now facing serious effects caused by air pollution, including respiratory health problems, climate change, and unbalanced ecosystems. Therefore, the municipal has decided to implement practical solutions to lessen this environmental issue as much as possible.
Work on Long Thanh international airport starts next month (24/11)
Construction of the proposed Long Thanh international airport in the southern province of Dong Nai is expected to start next month as promised by State-owned Airports Corporation of Vietnam (ACV), the airport’s main developer.
HCM City sets new poverty standards for 2021-2025 period (20/11)
Ho Chi Minh City's Steering Board for Sustainable Poverty Reduction has submitted its new multi-dimensional poverty standards for the 2021-2025 period to the municipal People's Committee.
HCM City looks to expand cooperation with WB (20/11)
Ho Chi Minh City always considers the World Bank (WB) its important long-term development partner, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Vo Van Hoan.

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