22,300 students take part in 2014 TOEFL Junior Challenge

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

The opening ceremony of the 2014 TOEFL Junior Challenge were hosted in Ho Chi Minh City on October 19 with the participation of 22,300 students from 228 secondary schools in the first qualifying round.

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HCMC Department of Tourism set up

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SaiGon GP English 3 week(s) ago

Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Hoang Quan October 7 signed a decision to set up the Department of Tourism.

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HCMC businesses to learn Dutch seed technologies

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

HCMC businesses to learn Dutch seed technologies

Ho Chi Minh City businesses will visit the Netherlands to learn their technologies in seed production and discuss further cooperation between Vietnamese and Dutch businesses on this field, said Deputy Director of the HCMC Center for Agricultural Consultancy and Support Truong Minh Hau.

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Industrial production retains growth momentum in HCMC

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SaiGon GP English 1 month(s) ago

Industrial production index in Ho Chi Minh City increased 6.5 percent in the first eight months this year, up 5.5 percent in the same period last year, according to the HCMC Department of Industry and Trade.

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HCMC gives more incentives to Samsung’s billion dollar project

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HCMC gives more incentives to Samsung’s billion dollar project

At a extraordinary meeting on September 11, the 8th People’s Council in Ho Chi Minh City voted on the People’s Committee’s proposal of giving additional incentives to Samsung Group’s odd-US$1 billion project in the Saigon Hi-Tech Park.

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Thu Thiem Tunnel to be closed to motorbikes during fireworks display in HCMC

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Thu Thiem Tunnel to be closed to motorbikes during fireworks display in HCMC

Motorbikes will be banned from traveling through Thu Thiem Tunnel on September 2 between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning. Photo credit: Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon

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Thu Thiem Tunnel closed to motorbikes during National Day fireworks display in HCMC

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Thu Thiem Tunnel closed to motorbikes during National Day fireworks display in HCMC

Motorbikes will be banned from traveling through Thu Thiem Tunnel on September 2 between the hours of 8:30 p.m. and 5 a.m. the following morning. Photo credit: Thoi Bao Kinh Te Saigon

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City may collect road maintenance fee from motorbikes next year

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

City may collect road maintenance fee from motorbikes next year

VietNamNet Bridge – The HCMC Department of Transport has proposed starting collection of a road maintenance fee from nearly six million motorcycles in the city on January 1 next year.

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Plan requiring 326,000 elementary students to use tablets meets opposition in Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Plan requiring 326,000 elementary students to use tablets meets opposition in Vietnam

A plan proposing to introduce more than 326,000 tablets to 1st, 2nd and 3rd graders in Ho Chi Minh City has been loudly rapped after it was presented at a seminar held in the southern city on August 18 by the HCMC Department of Education and Training.

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Major roads in HCM City ready this year despite less funding

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Major roads in HCM City ready this year despite less funding

VietNamNet Bridge – Since early this year, the HCMC Department of Transport has allocated capital for slow-moving projects to accelerate their progress.

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Backlogs at Cat Lai Port remain huge

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

Backlogs at Cat Lai Port remain huge

VietNamNet Bridge – Huge backlogs have remained to be cleared at Cat Lai Port since early this month although the HCMC Department of Customs said it has tried to improve the situation.

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Dishonest Vietnamese travel firm disappears after duping 100 tourists

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Dishonest Vietnamese travel firm disappears after duping 100 tourists

More than 100 people booked packages to Thailand and Singapore with a travel agent in Ho Chi Minh City only to have the tours, worth a total of over $47,000, canceled at the last minute while the fraudulent company vanished into thin air.

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Most attractive FDI destinations in first half

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Báo điện tử CP English 3 month(s) ago 4 related news

VGP – In the first half of 2014, three cities in the South-eastern region took the lead in FDI attraction, according to the Ministry of Planning and Investment.

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Vietnam metropolis’ $200mn project on e-textbooks raises feasibility concerns

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

Vietnam metropolis’ $200mn project on e-textbooks raises feasibility concerns

A project piloting new teaching methods with e-textbooks in elementary schools in Ho Chi Minh City has raised concerns among educators regarding its feasibility.

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New chair for Ba Ria-Vung Tau, new foreign deputy minister appointed

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VietnamNet English 4 month(s) ago

New chair for Ba Ria-Vung Tau, new foreign deputy minister appointed

VietNamNet Bridge - On Wednesday morning the People’s Council of Ba Ria-Vung Tau held an extraordinary session to elect a new chair to replace chair Tran Minh Sanh who suffered a stroke.

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