Nearly 11 percent of households in Hoc Mon district use clean water

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SaiGon GP English 1 week(s) ago

Many families in Hoc Mon district in Ho Chi Minh City have not had a supply of clean tap water and used unqualified water from wells instead, reported chairwoman of the People’s Council Nguyen Thi Quyet Tam after an investigation of the rate of households accessing to clean water source on May 14.

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City's schools fail to meet population needs

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VietNam News English 3 week(s) ago 2 duplicate news

The growth rate of new schools in HCM City has not matched the rise in population in recent years, according to Le Hong Son, head of the city Department of Education and Training.

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Let's all go fly a kite in Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago 1 related news

Let's all go fly a kite in Ho Chi Minh City

A piece of land that is located next to the National Road 22 in Hoc Mon District is said to be the largest site for kite flying in Ho Chi Minh City. Covering about 1,300 square meters, the venue attracts hundreds of people who come to fly kites or watch others every weekend. Photo credit: Zing.vn

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Deadly accident triggers concerns, calls for better administration of kite flying in Vietnam

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Deadly accident triggers concerns, calls for better administration of kite flying in Vietnam

The death of a little boy in a kite flying accident late last week has sparked grave safety concerns among local kite flyers and authorities, who feel urged to tighten control over the activity.

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HCMC police consider legal actions in boy's fatal fall from kite

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HCMC police consider legal actions in boy's fatal fall from kite

Ho Chi Minh City police said they will discuss with prosecutors to see if they would take legal actions against those responsible for the tragic death of an ill-fated boy who was accidentally lifted into the air by a giant kite and died from a 20-meter fall, Tuoi Tre newspaper reported.

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Video captures last moments before tragic fall of 5-yr-old boy from giant kite

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago

This video shows the moments before Van Minh Dat fell from a giant kite flying some 20 meters in the air.

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Boy dies after being lifted by kite in HCM City

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Boy dies after being lifted by kite in HCM City

A four-year-old boy in HCM City died in a 20m fall after becoming entangled in the line of a kite in the Dong Dieu area in Hooc Mon District of HCM City.

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Boy trapped to giant kite falls to death in Vietnam

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Báo Thanh Niên English 2 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

A five year old boy died in a 20 meter (66-ft) fall from a giant kite after his feet was trapped in the kite lines in Ho Chi Minh City this afternoon, witnesses said.

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Photos: Giant kites in Saigon sky

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Photos: Giant kites in Saigon sky

VietNamNet Bridge – The fields in Hoc Mon district, HCM City, have become a favorite place for residents to fly kites every weekend.

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A peaceful zen garden

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VietnamNet English 3 month(s) ago

A peaceful zen garden

VietNamNet Bridge – Located in a spacious place in HCMC’s Hoc Mon District, Tung Son Thach Park recreates a typical Japanese zen garden with a carpet of tiny gravels, whispering artificial waterfalls and pine trees.

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HCM City receives 12 new fire engines

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VietNam News English 3 month(s) ago

The HCM City Police Department of Fire Fighting and Prevention on Monday handed over 12 state-of-the-art fire engines imported from France to grassroots authorities.

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Owner suddenly shuts factory, workers unpaid

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Owner suddenly shuts factory, workers unpaid

Some 150 workers at Bay Nguyet Garment Company Ltd have been abandoned by their boss, who has disappeared owing them hundreds of millions of VND in unpaid wages.

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Can Tho focuses on developing new tourism products

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VietnamPlus English 4 month(s) ago

Can Tho focuses on developing new tourism products

The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho puts a plan afoot to develop infrastructure and diversify tourism products in a bid to draw more visitors in 2015, according to Le Minh Son, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

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HCM City to add more 23 CNG buses

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HCM City to add more 23 CNG buses

The HCM City Department of Transport has approved the May 19 Bus Cooperative to invest 23 buses using Compressed Natural Gas (CNG).

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Captive bear killed in southern Vietnam for biting off toddler’s hand

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Báo Thanh Niên English 4 month(s) ago 1 related news

Captive bear killed in southern Vietnam for biting off toddler’s hand

A three-year-old boy lost his right hand in an attack by a bear that his family has kept captive as a pet for years on the outskirts of Ho Chi Minh City on Sunday.

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