HCM City to hire consultant to check river tunnel

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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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HCMC CPI increases 0.05 percent in August

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HCMC CPI increases 0.05 percent in August

August Consumer Price Index in Ho Chi Minh City increased 0.05 percent against last month and 5.2 percent over the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.

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Kindergartens in city to admit babies from six months old

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Kindergartens in city to admit babies from six months old

VietNamNet Bridge – From this new school year, State-owned kindergartens in eight districts of HCMC will join a pilot program to admit babies from six months old rather than from 13-months as previously, heard a meeting between the city’s government and the committee of the National Assembly on Monday.

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HCMC’s e-textbooks plan sparks controversy among school leaders

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HCMC’s e-textbooks plan sparks controversy among school leaders

Primary school students in Ho Chi Minh City may have to pay between VND 3 million and 5 million (US$141 – 236) each for tablet devices if a proposal on “e-textbooks and tablets for primary students” is approved for the coming school year.

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HCM City to host Int’l travel expo

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HCM City to host Int’l travel expo

(VOV) -Over 200 companies from 19 countries and territories have registered to participate in International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE-HCMC) 2014 to take place from September 11 to 13.

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VietJet increases frequency on HCMC-Bangkok route

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VietJet increases frequency on HCMC-Bangkok route

Private carrier VietJet said it will increase the frequency of its flights from Ho Chi Minh City to Bangkok, Thailand to two per day on September 12, owing to high passenger demand.

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Missing British teacher found staying with girlfriend in HCMC

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Missing British teacher found staying with girlfriend in HCMC

A British man who was reported missing nine months ago has been found in Vietnam, for most of the period living in Ho Chi Minh City with his girlfriend, a local newspaper reported Wednesday.

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Depression, mental disorders on the rise among Vietnamese students

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Depression, mental disorders on the rise among Vietnamese students

Rising expectations from parents and teachers have increased pressure on students and fueled depression and anxiety disorders, psychologists concurred at a seminar in Hanoi this week.

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HCMC strictly fines traffic violations

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HCMC strictly fines traffic violations

The National Committee for Traffic Safety reported at the meeting to review traffic safety task in the first seven month of this year chaired by Vice Chairman of HCMC People's Committee Nguyen Huu Tin on August 20 that since December 10, 2013 to June 15, 2014, traffic police had checked over 9,000 various vehicles and handled 5,200 violations collecting over VND20 billion (US$ 944,287).

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Driver, passengers escape HCMC car fire

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Driver, passengers escape HCMC car fire

A van is reduced to charred metal frames after it suddenly catches fire on the road in HCMC Monday.

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Korean coffee shop chain enters Vietnam

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Korean coffee shop chain enters Vietnam

HCMC – South Korea-based coffee shop chain Caffe Bene will launch its first store at the intersection of Dong Khoi and Mac Thi Buoi streets in HCMC’s District 1 next Sunday.

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Overseas fighter wishes to build martial arts school in Vietnam

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Overseas fighter wishes to build martial arts school in Vietnam

VietNamNet Bridge – Popular Vietnamese American mixed martial arts fighter/actor Cung Le last week had a meeting with local media in HCMC’s District 7 where he expressed his ambition to instruct local learners at his own school and shared thoughts on his upcoming battle in China next week and a martial arts movie project in Vietnam in the near future.

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HCMC to host wedding for worker couples in October

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HCMC to host wedding for worker couples in October

The HCM City Communist Youth Union will organize a mass wedding for 100 worker couples at Melisa Weeding Center in Tan Phu District on October 15.

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Tax enumeration service sees low satisfaction rate

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SaiGon GP English 4 day(s) ago

HCMC People's Committee has announced result of satisfaction rate of organizations and citizens in 10 types of public service in 2013. Accordingly, the tax enumeration service was evaluated at the lowest satisfaction rate (under 50 percent) by enterprises.

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HCMC calls for more preferential policies for preschool education

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HCMC calls for more preferential policies for preschool education

The National Assembly's Committee for Culture, Education, Youth and Children Affairs August 18 had a meeting with People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City over policies for kindergarten education.

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