BUSINESS IN BRIEF 27/6

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Jan-Jun business startups surge in HCMC

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HCM City agency boasts higher tech spend than upper limit

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HCM City agency boasts higher tech spend than upper limit

The 2013 law on science and technology regulates spending on science and technology projects will be no more than 2% of the year’s total budget spending of a locality, but HCMC has beat the upper limit, the city’s Department of Finance said.

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UP Station, a new hub for music lovers in Saigon

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UP Station, a new hub for music lovers in Saigon

UP Station, a newly-established bar-café on level 2 of Apocalypse in HCMC’s District 1, is where locals and expats can come to enjoy live music performances and learn how to dance in its diversified weekly programs.

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Man robs British woman in downtown HCMC, arrested after police chase

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Man robs British woman in downtown HCMC, arrested after police chase

Police in Ho Chi Minh City early Thursday morning arrested a local man who allegedly snatched a handbag from a British woman, after chasing him along many streets in the city.

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HCM City to relocate nearly 700 factories

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Competent agencies in HCMC are working on plans to relocate around 698 factories in residential and other areas to industrial parks (IP) to minimize negative impacts on local residents, according to the HCMC departments of industry-trade and natural resources-environment.

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Fun & games and more for HCMC kids

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Fun & games and more for HCMC kids

VietNamNet Bridge – Many children in HCM City and neighbouring provinces are enjoying their longest holiday after school at summer camps launched by the city's entertainment and education centres.

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Screen Print Vietnam 2015 to be held in HCMC

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Screen Print Vietnam 2015 to be held in HCMC

Screen Print Vietnam 2015 will be held at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in Ho Chi Minh City on July 30-August 1.

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Image: Restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral

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Image: Restoration of Notre Dame Cathedral

The Notre Dame Cathedral, which is situated in the heart of HCMC, will begin to be renovated in the fourth quarter this year, marking the first such overhaul since it was opened in 1880.

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Health Minister supervises prevention task in HCMC

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A mission team led by Health Minister Nguyen Thi Kim Tien arrived in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday to supervise prevention task against the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) in the city, amid fears of a possible spread.

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HCMC to supply all households with clean water this yearend

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HCMC to supply all households with clean water this yearend

Ho Chi Minh City promises providing clean water to 100 percent of households by the end this year, said the city People’s Council chairwoman Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam on Saturday.

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Metro transfer deal not yet on table of HCMC investment authority

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Metro transfer deal not yet on table of HCMC investment authority

Metro Cash and Carry Vietnam has not submitted a file to the HCMC Department of Planning and Investment for transferring its wholesale chain to Thailand’s Berli Jucker Public Company Limited (BJC).

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HCMC to abolish road maintenance fee on motorcycles

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HCMC to abolish road maintenance fee on motorcycles

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Council Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam proposed to abolish road toll collection on motorcycles, which has aggravated financial burden on residents especially the poor and laborers on Thursday.

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Who wants to kill a tree?

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Who wants to kill a tree?

A tree is squeezed between two houses No. 394 and No.396 on Le Hong Phong St., HCMC. Photo courtesy of Tuan Kiet/VNN

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Probe launched into drowning of 7 students during excursion in HCMC

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Probe launched into drowning of 7 students during excursion in HCMC

Police have officially launched a criminal investigation into the deaths of seven students who drowned while swimming during a school excursion in Ho Chi Minh City in 2013.

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HCMC set to build first BRT

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HCMC set to build first BRT

The World Bank has approved a credit package of US$124 million for Ho Chi Minh City to build its first bus rapid transit (BRT) route, which is expected to start construction by early 2017.

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