Hanoi calls for private funding to renovate run-down living quarters

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Hanoi calls for private funding to renovate run-down living quarters

The People’s Committee of Hanoi is seeking over VND316 trillion ($14.11 billion) in capital from private investors to fund its renovation of ten run-down collective living quarters in the city.

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Vietnam's government exceeds spending limit again

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Vietnam's government exceeds spending limit again

Discussions on weak fiscal discipline began to pop up again after new data revealed that the government in 2014 did not just spend more than it had, but also broke an overspending cap imposed by legislators.

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Singapore’s Mapletree buys Kumho Asiana Plaza in HCMC for $215 million: report

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Singapore’s Mapletree buys Kumho Asiana Plaza in HCMC for $215 million: report

Singapore-based Mapletree Investments Thursday said it has acquired Kumho Asiana Plaza Saigon Company in Ho Chi Minh City from Kumho Industrial and Asiana Airlines.

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City authority detect medicine smuggling ring

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City authority detect medicine smuggling ring

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has just imposed a fine on many drug stores of Minh Chau pharmaceutical chains in district 1 for violating regulations on drug selling, said the Market Management Department on June 2.

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Louis Vuitton’s Hanoi store could be selling fakes

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Louis Vuitton’s Hanoi store could be selling fakes

Louis Vuitton’s representative in Vietnam has yet to respond to the accusation of selling a fake bag, which emerged earlier in May.

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Expensive administrative vanity projects halted

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Expensive administrative vanity projects halted

Thanh Hoa City authorities have been asked to halt a USD29m project to build a new administrative complex in a context where Vietnam is dealing with public debts and budget difficulties.

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HCMC yet to have underground parking lots after 12 years of planning

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HCMC yet to have underground parking lots after 12 years of planning

Construction of underground parking lots has been said one of urgent measures to deal with traffic jam in Ho Chi Minh City, however no project has been built since the city approved a plan to build the parking lots 12 years ago.
Cars parking along the pavement at Le Van Tam Park in Hai Ba Trung street, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

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Ho Chi Minh City to block certain streets during Obama visit

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City to block certain streets during Obama visit

Travel will be restricted or prohibited on several streets in Ho Chi Minh City when U.S. President Barack Obama leaves Hanoi for the southern hub, his second and last stop of a three-day visit to Vietnam, on Tuesday, the municipal traffic police said.

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New overpasses proposed for HCM City

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New overpasses proposed for HCM City

Quang Trung Industry Group Joint Stock Company has submitted a proposal to HCM City’s Department of Transport to allow the construction of new-style overpasses for pedestrians as traditional ones have failed to attract local residents.

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Pollution, poisonous gas kill fish in Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal

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Pollution, poisonous gas kill fish in Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal

A total of 14 tons of fish including tilapia and carp died in Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe Canal as of 5 p.m. on May 17 because of organic contamination and poisonous gas released from the first rain of the rainy season this year in Ho Chi Minh City, said director of the Agriculture and Rural Development Nguyen Phuoc Trung.

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Vietnam rejects UNHCR’s unverified information

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Vietnam rejects UNHCR’s unverified information

Ambassador Nguyen Trung Thanh, Vietnam's permanent representative to the United Nations (UN), rejected the inaccurate, biased and unverified information provided by the spokesperson of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (UNHCR) on May 13.

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Trafficked girl rescued

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Trafficked girl rescued

A girl from the Kho-Mu ethnic group from Nghe An Province has been rescued after being trafficked into China for 20 days.

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Hai Phong flamboyant festival to take place next month

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Hai Phong flamboyant festival to take place next month

VGP – The northern city of Hai Phong will host the red flamboyant festival from May 6-8 under the motto “Great circle of Viet Nam.”

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First rains fall on drought-stricken Central Highlands

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First rains fall on drought-stricken Central Highlands

Four drought-stricken provinces in the Central Highlands have received their first rain in six months.

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Licence of long-delayed Trung Luong-My Thuan to be revoked

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 month(s) ago

Licence of long-delayed Trung Luong-My Thuan to be revoked

The transport authorities have warned to revoke the investment certificate of Trung Luong-My Thuan expressway-phase 1 due to the long delay in construction as well as submitting the investor consortium’s audited financial reports.

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