HCMC dredges inner-city canal

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SaiGon GP English 7 day(s) ago

Volunteers of the Earth Hour campaign yesterday dredged rubbish from inner-city canal Nhieu Loc- Thi Nghe.

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Vietnam targets $35 bil from tourism by 2020

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SaiGon GP English 2 week(s) ago

As per the Ministry of resolution, Vietnam’s tourism sector targets to attract 20 million international visitors and 82 million local holiday-makers with revenue of US$35 billion.

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Work starts on $524mn environmental sanitation project in Saigon

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

The Ho Chi Minh City administration on Friday kick-started the second stage of a World Bank-sponsored project aimed to improve the city’s environmental sanitation in District 2.

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HCM City to boost waterway tourism

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Báo Dân Trí English 1 month(s) ago

Vice Chairman of HCM City Tran Vinh Tuyen worked with the city Department of Tourism and related agencies on February 9 to discuss tourism activities in 2017.

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Visitors given code of conduct while locals throw rocks at tourist boats on Saigon canal

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

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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Breakfast @ Tuoi Tre News -- January 6

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Check out the news you should not miss today, January 6

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HCM City traditional boat race celebrates New Year

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SaiGon GP English 3 month(s) ago

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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City strives to develop river tourism potential

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SaiGon GP English 3 month(s) ago

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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Scientists call for halt in release of 3 fish species into iconic Ho Chi Minh City canal

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 month(s) ago

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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HCM City pilots electricity-powered bus service

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SaiGon GP English 5 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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Solutions sought to save fish in Ho Chi Minh City iconic canal

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

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 anti-flooding fails to keep up with climate change

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SaiGon GP English 5 month(s) ago

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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HCMC faces challenges on building “smart city”

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SaiGon GP English 5 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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Tan Son Nhat Airport seeks rescue from flood

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

Tan Son Nhat Airport seeks rescue from flood

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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HCMC Young Creativity Contest 2016 launched

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SaiGon GP English 8 month(s) ago

HCMC Young Creativity Contest 2016 launched

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.
(Photo:SGGP)

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