HCMC more than doubles cost of billion-dollar ODA subway

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HCMC more than doubles cost of billion-dollar ODA subway

The Ho Chi Minh City municipal administration has raised the estimated cost of the country’s first metro-line by more than US$1.4 billion since 2007, citing design adjustments and “objective” hikes in prices and wages.

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High tide recedes from its peak in HCMC

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High tide recedes from its peak in HCMC

High tide receded to 1.63m on October 11 after reaching its peak of 1.68m in the previous day and continued inundating several areas in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Record-high tide turns parts of Ho Chi Minh City into river

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Record-high tide turns parts of Ho Chi Minh City into river

The tide in Ho Chi Minh City reached its peak of 1.7 meters on Friday night, submerging many streets in the country’s largest metropolis.

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Rising river severely floods Vietnam's southern hub

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Rising river severely floods Vietnam's southern hub

The water level of the Saigon River in Ho Chi Minh City continued to rise on Friday, reaching up to 1.66 meters, submerging many areas, leaving numerous vehicles stranded, and blocking traffic on many streets.

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Pictures: Beautiful bridges across the country

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VietnamNet English 2 month(s) ago

Pictures: Beautiful bridges across the country

VietNamNet Bridge - Vietnam has an interlacing system of rivers, so bridges have long become a familiar image and a source of inspiration for photographers.

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Patrol boats collide on Saigon River, officer injured: police chief

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Patrol boats collide on Saigon River, officer injured: police chief

The commander of Binh Duong Province police has confirmed a collision between two patrol boats of Binh Duong and Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday evening on the Saigon River. There were no fatalities, he said.

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HCMC to build $47-mln railway bridge over river

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HCMC to build $47-mln railway bridge over river

The Ho Chi Minh City Transport Department has set up a project to build a railway bridge over the Saigon River to replace the current Binh Loi bridge that was built 112 years ago.

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Erosion-prevention projects behind schedule as landslides continue in HCM City

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Erosion-prevention projects behind schedule as landslides continue in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – Residents living along banks of rivers and canals in HCM City have been in a state of anxious suspense for many years as landslides often occur after heavy rains or high tides.

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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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International tourism fair to open in HCM City

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VietnamPlus English 4 month(s) ago

The International Travel Expo HCM City 2014 edition (ITE HCMC) will kick off next month at the Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) in District 7.

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Largest square taking shape in HCM City

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VOV News English 4 month(s) ago

(VOV) -The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City is seeking final approval to develop what would be the largest square and riverside park in Vietnam , spanning an area of 30ha with an estimated cost of VND1.97 trillion (nearly US$93 million).

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COFICO appointed to build Vista Verde

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COFICO appointed to build Vista Verde

CapitaLand Limited (CapitaLand) and its joint developer Thien Duc Trading-Construction Company Limited (Thien Duc) just appointed Construction Joint Stock Company No.1 (COFICO) as the main contractor, to develop Vista Verde, a residential project on a prime site in the heart of District 2 in Ho Chi Minh City.

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Images: Life in the last fishing village on the Saigon River

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VietnamNet English 4 month(s) ago

Images: Life in the last fishing village on the Saigon River

VietNamNet Bridge – For the past 40 years, residents of a poor fishing village have been working and going about their daily life peacefully, near the Binh Loi Bridge on the Saigon River.

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HCM City to hire consultant to check river tunnel

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VietnamNet English 4 month(s) ago

HCM City to hire consultant to check river tunnel

VietNamNet Bridge – The HCMC government has said it will employ an independent consultant to check and assess the stability, durability and life span of Saigon River Tunnel.

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