City to launch three electronic-bus routes

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Three electronic-bus routes will soon be put into use in the HCM City centre, Phú Mỹ Hưng urban area and along Nhiêu Lộc – Thị Nghè Canal.

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HCM City pilots electricity-powered bus service

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

The HCM City People’s Committee has approved a project piloting an electricity-powered bus service in the downtown area, using 12-seat electric cars.

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City leaders work with Korean investor on wastewater treatment plant

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Deputy Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Van Khoa and authorized agencies yesterday worked with Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-water) on a project to build Tan Hoa-Lo Gom wastewater treatment plant.

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City begins 2nd phase of sanitation project

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

HCM City has begun the second phase of an environmental sanitation project at a cost of more than US$524 million, city authorities announced.

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HCMC environmental efforts not bring as expected results

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

HCMC has been focusing efforts to improve environmental quality since 2011 but they have not worked as expected because the quality has quickly reduced, according to associate professor Phung Chi Sy, deputy head of the Tropical Technology and Environmental Protection Institute and the Environmental Technology Center.

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HCMC faces challenges on building “smart city”

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City administration is determined to build the southern Vietnamese metropolis into a smart city; however, authorities are facing challenges such as increased population, overloaded infrastructure, tattered urban spaces and climate changes.

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HCMC seeking Government's permission to call upon investors to remove canal houses

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City has been seeking the Government’s permission to apply a specific mechanism to call upon investors to remove and resettle 20,000 households along and in canals, upgrade and rebuild at least 50 percent of downgraded apartment blocks built before 1975.

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Ben Thanh- Suoi Tien metro route to open to traffic by 2020

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Urban Railway Management Board Mr. Le Nguyen Minh Quang strongly affirmed that Ben Thanh- Suoi Tien metro route must be put into operation by 2020.
Model of Ben Thanh- Suoi Tien metro route after it is opened to traffic by 2020

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HCM City to tackle flooding at Tan Son Nhat Airport

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SaiGon GP English 2 month(s) ago

HCM City Party Secretary Dinh La Thang has urged HCM City authorities to develop a long-term plan to prevent worsening flooding at the country’s largest airport.

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4 tobacco smugglers caught in killing of market watchdog officer in southern Vietnam

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4 tobacco smugglers caught in killing of market watchdog officer in southern Vietnam

Police in Long An have arrested four suspects in the killing of a market management officer on an anti-tobacco smuggling mission in the southern province on Friday.

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HCM City to tighten grip over canal encroachments

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Báo Dân Trí English 3 month(s) ago

HCM City to tighten grip over canal encroachments

Ho Chi Minh City Vice Chairman Tran Vinh Tuyen said the authorities show an aggressive approach to illegal encroachment of thousands of households along canals to deal with the city’s flooding problem.

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HCMC speeds up progress of two wastewater treatment plants

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SaiGon GP English 3 month(s) ago

HCMC speeds up progress of two wastewater treatment plants

Deputy chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Van Khoa has instructed authorized agencies to speed up the progress of two wastewater treatment plants in District 9 and Thu Duc.

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Leaking drainage pipe caused sinkhole in HCMC street

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

Leaking drainage pipe caused sinkhole in HCMC street

Earth corrosion caused by a leak in a buried drainage pipe left a large sinkhole in a street along Nhieu Loc Canal in Ho Chi Minh City last month, authorities said Wednesday.

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Teenage robbers jailed in HCMC for violent crimes

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Báo Thanh Niên English 3 month(s) ago

Teenage robbers jailed in HCMC for violent crimes

A gang of mostly teenaged robbers who preyed on many tourists in downtown Ho Chi Minh City last year and injured a foreigner they mugged have been sentenced to jail.

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City needs overall anti-flooding strategy

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SaiGon GP English 4 month(s) ago

City needs overall anti-flooding strategy

Ho Chi Minh City authority has spent lots of money on anti-flooding efforts yet the city has not been improved flooding points leading to the public concern, that is one of content of the meeting between the Economic and Budgetary Committee under the People’s Council in and the HCMC Anti-Flooding Steering Board on August 17.

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