Downtown Saigon streets re-routed for metro construction

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

A number of streets near Ben Thanh Market in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City have been re-routed to clear the site for the ongoing construction of the city’s first metro line.

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Bus driver suspended for mounting pavement in Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

The driver of a bus that was filmed driving on the sidewalk of a street in Ho Chi Minh City has been identified and suspended from job, the municipal bus operator said Saturday.

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Tunnel boring robot ready to go for Ho Chi Minh City metro construction

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

The Japanese-made tunnel boring machine (TBM) is ready to make its way through Ho Chi Minh City’s underground in preparation for Saigon’s metro line, the largest underground passage in Vietnam.

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Ben Thanh Street Food Market

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 13 month(s) ago

A modern-style, large-scale street art space with hundreds of seats rich in street style and an assorted menu including nearly 200 original dishes. Ben Thanh Street Food Market, a modern, high-quality market model which is the first in Vietnam, has become an intriguing rendezvous for a myriad of domestic and foreign tourists. Diners here can rest assured about the dish quality and food safety. The street feel is also depicted vividly through exciting live music shows and boisterous gatherings, which...

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City’s underground construction demand surging without plan

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SaiGon GP English 3 month(s) ago

HCMC has been in the quickly increasing demand of underground land use to implement metro lines, construction and technical infrastructure works but yet to draw up an underground space plan to create a basic for development and management of such kind of works.

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City leader proposes Japanese firm to speed up metro line

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SaiGon GP English 3 month(s) ago

HCMC party leader Dinh La Thang yesterday proposed Nippon Koei Company to review the progress of Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line project and put forward necessary requirements to relevant agencies to speed up progress and complete the project on schedule by 2020.

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Ho Chi Minh City metro projects short on capital

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 month(s) ago

The two urban railway projects Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien and Ben Thanh-Tham Luong, which were in the portfolio of important projects receiving national budget funding of at least VND10 trillion ($438 million) each, are confronted with a shortage of capital.

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Ben Thanh bus station to be relocated next week

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

If you travel by bus in Ho Chi Minh City this weekend it will be your last chance to hop off at the main station fronting Ben Thanh Market in District 1.

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HCM City considers opening huge pedestrian area

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Báo Dân Trí English 4 month(s) ago

The Department of Transport in HCM City is considering opening a pedestrian area that covers 220 hectares in the city centre.

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HCM City metro to be linked with high-rises

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Báo Đầu Tư English 4 month(s) ago 1 related news

The HCM City’s Urban Railway Management Board has submitted a plan to the municipal People’s Committee to link the urban railway system underground with high-rise buildings, apartments and shopping complexes.

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Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Day 2017 kicked off

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SaiGon GP English 4 month(s) ago

The Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Day 2017 themed “Hello summer” will be held at Le Van Tam Park in District 1 from March 23-26.

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HCMC to invite foreign experts to build underground plan

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SaiGon GP English 4 month(s) ago

Chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has assigned the Department of Planning and Architecture to build an underground space plan this year, adding that the agency can invite experienced foreign experts to do that.

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Ho Chi Minh City installs Japanese-made TBM for metro construction

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 4 month(s) ago

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh City have installed a Japanese-made tunnel boring machine (TBM) to facilitate the construction of its first-ever metro.

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Watch leader of Saigon ‘sidewalk clearing’ campaign in action

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

A video filmed by Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper, showing the deputy chairman of District 1 directly instruct members of his ‘sidewalk reclamation’ team to remove improperly built constructions on several streets in downtown Ho Chi Minh City on Friday is going viral online.

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Downtown roads to be blocked for Saigon metro construction

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Several streets in downtown Ho Chi Minh City are scheduled to close for construction of the city’s metro system.

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