While boat tours on Ho Chi Minh City’s iconic Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal are falling victim to rock-throwing locals, the city has recently published a code of conduct to adjust visitors’ behavior.
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A race team of Binh Thanh District won the Ho Chi Minh City traditional boat race on Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal which ended on December 25.
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HCMC has been striving to develop the area's river tourism in line with the city's river tourism development strategy in the period 2013-2015 and its vision by 2020. Accordingly, the city has planned to invest around VND 1trillion from city budget and VND 10trillion mobilized from social capital to develop the river tourism potential.
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Overpopulation of three fish species, tilapia, smallscale mud carp and common carp, has left local environmental scientists calling for a cessation of their release into the Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal in Ho Chi Minh City.
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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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With fish repeatedly killed en masse in the iconic Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal, which runs through several districts in Ho Chi Minh City, local experts gathered Friday for a conference to find solutions to protect the aquatic creatures.
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HCMC has spent over VND20 trillion (US$900 million) to deal with flooding but worsening flooding after heavy rains has proved the city’s efforts ineffective. Experts attributed the issue to outdated and short drainage system, climate change and rampant urban construction.
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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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Flooding has been a headache of Ho Chi Minh City authorities for years and Tan Son Nhat International Airport is also being submerged in water while solutions are slow in being implemented.
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The eight young creativity contest under theme of “Municipal urban planning and development” was jointly held by the Young Science and Technology Development Center and the Vietnam Youth Union of Ho Chi Minh City.
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Massive subsidence have reappeared on Ho Chi Minh City’s Truong Sa Street.
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Toxic gases and floating particles of unknown origin were suspected to have caused Tuesday’s fish deaths along a major canal in Ho Chi Minh City, as experts urge the completion of a wastewater treatment plant in the city aimed at improving water sanitation.
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Cycling machines attached to a water filtration system have been installed on the bank of a canal in HCM City. These have not only helped local people to do their exercise, but also keep the canal clean.
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