Ho Chi Minh City to open 128 flower markets for Tet

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 5 month(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City to open 128 flower markets for Tet

The administration of Ho Chi Minh City has agreed to have 128 locations in various districts transformed into flower markets dedicated to celebrating the upcoming Tet, or Vietnamese Lunar New Year.

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Image: Ancient tamarind worth tens of thousands of USD in Saigon

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VietnamNet English 5 month(s) ago

Image: Ancient tamarind worth tens of thousands of USD in Saigon

VietNamNet Bridge – A tamarind tree of over 100 years old, weighing more than 2 tons in the shape of a dragon, owned by gardener Nguyen Kim Tan in Thu Duc district is one of the most special tamarind trees in Saigon and Vietnam.

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HCM City to build new overpass to the Mekong Delta

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago

HCM City to build new overpass to the Mekong Delta

HCM City authorities have just approved a USD895m overpass project which would improve links between the city with the Mekong Delta region and ease congestion on Highway 1A.

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Students take exam in playground in HCM City

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Báo Dân Trí English 6 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Students take exam in playground in HCM City

A high school in HCM City has tried organising exam in an open-air playground to prevent cheating.

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Work starts on route linking city northeast gate

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SaiGon GP English 7 month(s) ago

Work starts on route linking city northeast gate

Deputy Minister of Transport Le Dinh Tho and deputy chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Huu Tin yesterday attended a ceremony to start construction of a route linking Pham Van Dong Road up to Go Dua Intersection in the Belt Road no.2, Thu Duc district.

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Trains worsen traffic congestion in Vietnam

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Trains worsen traffic congestion in Vietnam

With the increase of vehicles far more surpassing the expansion of streets, traffic congestion in Vietnamese cities has even been worsened by regular trains running on tracks crossing streets.

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Saigonese live with tides: In pictures

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VietnamNet English 8 month(s) ago

Saigonese live with tides: In pictures

VietNamNet Bridge – As of the evening of 27th October, flood tide began rising in HCM City, making many low-lying areas flooded. The people of Binh Thanh, Binh Tan, and Thu Duc district now live in the “floating season”.

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Home reservoirs may curb flooding in HCM City

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VietnamNet English 9 month(s) ago

Home reservoirs may curb flooding in HCM City

VietNamNet Bridge – HCM City authorities are working on a plan to encourage homeowners to build their own small reservoirs to collect rainwater in an aim to prevent flooding.

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Ho Chi Minh City to cut water supply for 8 hours this weekend

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 9 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news 1 related news

Ho Chi Minh City to cut water supply for 8 hours this weekend

Maintenance will cut water supply to six whole districts and to parts of nine others in Ho Chi Minh City for eight hours starting this Saturday evening, the local water supplier announced.

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Who protects apartment buyers from swindling investors?

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SaiGon GP English 9 month(s) ago

Who protects apartment buyers from swindling investors?

Many housing projects had been opened for sale before the Real Estate Business Law took effect in July this year. However investors have not finished the projects and run away, leaving customers in a miserably hard journey to claim their houses while authorized agencies have not taken drastic actions to help them.

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Nearly 2,000 jobs for graduates

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SaiGon GP English 9 month(s) ago

Nong Lam (Agriculture and Forest) University in Ho Chi Minh City yesterday held a job fair 2015 for 15,000 graduates of universities and colleges in HCMC's Thu Duc District.

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Go Dua Bridge opens to traffic in HCMC outer belt road

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SaiGon GP English 9 month(s) ago

Go Dua Bridge opens to traffic in HCMC outer belt road

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport yesterday inaugurated Go Dua Bridge to open 11 out of 13.6 kilometers of Tan Son Nhat-Binh Loi outer belt road or Pham Van Dong road to traffic.

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Old medical equipment market thrives in Vietnam

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Báo Dân Trí English 9 month(s) ago 1 duplicate news

Old medical equipment market thrives in Vietnam

Nguyen Thi Hoa from Thu Duc District, HCM City was advised to prepare to give birth to twins at Thu Duc General Hospital. Following the caesarean operation only one baby was born, leading her family to lodge a malpractice complaint with the hospital. An urgent investigation was carried out by the hospital and it was discovered that seven foetal ultrasound test results that showed Hoa carrying twins were wrong.

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Ho Chi Minh City may become less livable due to unsolved traffic problems: experts

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Báo Thanh Niên English 9 month(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City may become less livable due to unsolved traffic problems: experts

Traffic congestion is the daily bane of almost all residents in Ho Chi Minh City, where more than six million motorbikes and half a million cars now have to fight for space on the streets.

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HCMC to build bridges linking Thanh Da Island to District 2, Thu Duc

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HCMC to build bridges linking Thanh Da Island to District 2, Thu Duc

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has passed a Department of Transport’s proposal to build two bridges, connecting Binh Quoi-Thanh Da urban area project with District 2 and Thu Duc under BT (Build-Operate) form.

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