HCM City to reassess public projects

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VietnamPlus English 2 week(s) ago

“From now until the end of the year, authorities of districts and departments in the city will have to reassess all projects” in accordance with the Law on Public Investment, which will come into force next January, Director of Department of Planning and Investment Thai Van Re was quoted by Saigon Times Daily as saying.

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Ho Chi Minh City sappers collect war-era bomb, shell

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 week(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City sappers collect war-era bomb, shell

Sappers on Monday collected a Vietnam War 400 lb bomb and an artillery shell which were found last week in District 9, Ho Chi Minh City.

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Officers injured in tobacco smuggling raid in Vietnam metro

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Báo Thanh Niên English 1 month(s) ago

Officers injured in tobacco smuggling raid in Vietnam metro

Ho Chi Minh City police said two officers were hit by a smugglers' boat during a raid in a local canal early Wednesday following which 50,000 packs of cigarettes were seized.

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Water transport potential untapped

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

Water transport potential untapped

The Cuu Long (Mekong) Delta's great waterway transport potential is being frittered away because of the failure to invest properly in developing it, experts told a seminar in Can Tho on Monday (July 21).

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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – July 22

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News – July 22

Briefs on some of leading news stories published on Tuesday (July 22) in Tuoi Tre newspaper:

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Khanh Hoa tourism revenue rises 37%

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VietNam News English 2 month(s) ago

The central province of Khanh Hoa reported tourism revenue of VND2.69 trillion (US$126.5 million) in the first half of the year, an increase of 37 per cent compared to the same period last year. The province attracted 1.65 million visitors, an increase of 22 per cent over the same period last year, and more than 411,200 of them were foreigners, up 32.9 per cent year-on-year.

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Long An intensifies support for Cambodian provinces

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VietnamPlus English 2 month(s) ago

The Mekong Delta province of Long An has so far this year provided over 10 billion VND (476,000 USD) in support of its neighbouring Cambodian provinces of Svay Rieng and Prey Veng.

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Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – July 9

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Breakfast @ Tuoitrenews – July 9

Tuoitrenews briefs you on some of the leading news stories that are published today, July 9, in Vietnamese media.

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WB Group President Jim Yong Kim to visit Vietnam

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VOV News English 2 month(s) ago

WB Group President Jim Yong Kim to visit Vietnam

(VOV) -World Bank (WB) Group President Jim Yong Kim will pay an official visit to Vietnam from July 16-17 to strengthen the strong partnership with the country.

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Vietnam experts suggest unreleased sewer gas blew up HCMC road

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City transportation experts said the explosion that ripped through a downtown road on Monday was likely caused by trapped sewer gas or as they called it a “gas bomb.”

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Canal wall collapses swallowing 7 houses in southern Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago 2 related news

Officials and rescue forces were dispatched in the coastal province of Ca Mau to assist the owners of seven homes which collapsed due to the rapid erosion of the banks of a canal on Saturday night.

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VTV chief awarded French order of merit

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VietnamPlus English 3 month(s) ago

French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean Noel Poirier on June 10 presented France’s National Order of Merit to General Director of the national Vietnam Television (VTV) Tran Binh Minh, honouring his contribution to boosting audiovisual cooperation between the two countries.

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Two bridges in Vietnam’s southern hub open to traffic

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Two bridges in Vietnam’s southern hub open to traffic

After seven months of construction, the Bong Bridge linking District 1 and Binh Thanh District and the Hau Giang Bridge in District 6 in Ho Chi Minh City opened to traffic on Saturday, three months ahead of schedule.

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650 HCMC youths take part in cleanup on Green Sunday

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SaiGon GP English 4 month(s) ago

650 HCMC youths take part in cleanup on Green Sunday

More than 650 Ho Chi Minh City Youth Union members, students, and other youths cleaned up the Ba Doi Canal in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 8 May 25 as part of the 105th Green Sunday campaign.

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City acts to address riverbank landslides

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VietNam News English 4 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Houses built along the sides of rivers and canals before June 2004 will be issued use certificates, but those built after that date will be destroyed, deputy chairman of the HCM City People's Committee Nguyen Huu Tin said at a conference on Wednesday.

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