A South Korean community in town

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A South Korean community in town

VietNamNet Bridge – Tan Son Hoa Street behind the busy Pham Van Hai wet market in HCMC’s Tan Binh District still has traces of what used to be a crowded South Korean village.

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“Impressions on Mongolia" art exhibition opens in HCMC

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“Impressions on Mongolia' art exhibition opens in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City Union of Literature & Arts Association and HCMC Fine Arts Association will organize art exhibition named “Impressions on Mongolia” from January 27 to February 7 at 81 Tran Quoc Thao, District 3, HCMC.

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HCMC police bust another prostitution ring targeting foreigners

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HCMC police bust another prostitution ring targeting foreigners

Nguyen Van Hong (C), the alleged major pimp of the ring, at a police station. Photo credit: VOV

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HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway ready for traffic next month

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HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway ready for traffic next month

Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Chairman Le Hoang Quan on Friday made a field trip to the construction site of HCMC-Long Thanh-Dau Giay expressway project in preparations for an open-to-traffic ceremony expected in the southern province of Dong Nai on February 8.

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New virus strains of hand-foot-mouth disease found

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New virus strains of hand-foot-mouth disease found

VietNamNet Bridge – The Medical Prevention Department has warned of new virus strains causing hand-foot-mouth disease and urged local health agencies to prepare preventive measures against possible outbreaks of the disease in different regions.

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More U.S. firms want to come to Vietnam

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More U.S. firms want to come to Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – At a meeting with reporters in HCMC last Sunday, the new U.S. Ambassador to Vietnam, Ted Osius, shared his views on how ties between the two countries will grow, particularly in trade and investment, and his priorities during his office term. Excerpts:

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HCM City funds infrastructure for Samsung project

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HCM City funds infrastructure for Samsung project

The government of HCMC is spending around VND1 trillion developing infrastructure and building facilities to support the implementation of Samsung’s US$1.4-billion electronics project at the Saigon Hi-Tech Park (SHTP).

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2 charged for deadly 2013 HCMC boat accident that killed 9

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2 charged for deadly 2013 HCMC boat accident that killed 9

A high-speed boat that capsized off HCMC's coast in August 2013, leaving nine people dead. Photo: Nguyen Long

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HCMC promotes building preschools to meet increasing demands

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HCMC promotes building preschools to meet increasing demands

One of breakthroughs in promoting building preschools in Ho Chi Minh City is that the municipal People’s Committee has issued many policies benefitting investors and the city authority undertakes paying investors’ interests to banks.

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85 businesses establish science, technology development fund

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85 businesses establish science, technology development fund

Only few state owned enterprises have established their science and technology development funds while no foreign firms have found voluntarily do so, said delegates at a conference hosted by the Department of Science and Technology in Ho Chi Minh City on Thursday.

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January CPI continues reducing in HCMC

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January CPI continues reducing in HCMC

Ho Chi Minh City Statistics Department yesterday reported that gas and petrol price reductions have affected goods and service prices in January dragging Consumer Price Index (CPI) down 0.48 percent over December.

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HCMC plan to hike water prices runs into stiff opposition

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HCMC plan to hike water prices runs into stiff opposition

An announcement by the Ho Chi Minh City water utility at a meeting Tuesday that it plans to hike tariffs by 10.5 percent every year for the next five years was met with protests, with critics urging the state-owned Saigon Water Corporation to instead reduce water leakages to cut costs.

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Rising smuggling challenges market monitors

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The trading of smuggled and counterfeit goods in HCMC is on the rise, challenging local market monitors, according to the city’s market monitoring agency.

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15 firms at HCMC's IPs may not give Tet bonuses

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15 firms at HCMC's IPs may not give Tet bonuses

VietNamNet Bridge – At least 15 enterprises at industrial parks (IPs) and export processing zones (EPZs) in HCMC are unlikely to offer their employees bonuses for the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday (Tet) due to financial difficulties.

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Indian sailor rescued to HCMC in coma

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A sick Indian man was rescued from a boat off the southern town of Vung Tau and rushed to the nearby Ho Chi Minh City for treatment on Wednesday.

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