Ho Chi Minh City grapples with street vendors in ‘sidewalk clearing’ drive

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Authorities in Ho Chi Minh Minh City are facing myriad difficulties after trying to find new venues or professions for sidewalk vendors, an essential aspect of the ongoing efforts to take back the city’s public space.

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Doan Ngoc Hai to continue leading sidewalk campaign in Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 week(s) ago

Deputy Chairman Doan Ngoc Hai has been re-tasked with running the ‘sidewalk clearing’ campaign in downtown Ho Chi Minh City following a brief hold on the initiative.

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HCM City to open Bùi Viện pedestrian street

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Báo Đầu Tư English 2 week(s) ago

Bùi Viện Street in HCM City’s District 1 will be open to pedestrians between 7pm and 2am every day beginning July 15, according to the city’s Department of Tourism.

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Ho Chi Minh City mulls over sidewalk rental plan after 'clearing campaign' ends

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 week(s) ago

Residents of Ho Chi Minh City may be able to operate their businesses on local sidewalks for a fee, as part of a new proposal.

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Bus driver suspended for mounting pavement in Ho Chi Minh City

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 3 week(s) ago

The driver of a bus that was filmed driving on the sidewalk of a street in Ho Chi Minh City has been identified and suspended from job, the municipal bus operator said Saturday.

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Violations threaten safety on Hà Nội-Thái Nguyên Expressway

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Báo Đầu Tư English 3 week(s) ago

People travelling on the Hà Nội-Thái Nguyên Expressway are concerned about the risk of traffic accidents in the wake of increasing violations along the sidewalk.

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Ho Chi Minh City to continue ‘sidewalk clearing’ drive: chairman

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Ho Chi Minh City Chairman Nguyen Thanh Phong has called on local district administrations to continue fortifying their efforts to reclaim the city’s sidewalks.

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Doan Ngoc Hai barred from leading campaign; disorder returns to Saigon sidewalks

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

Sidewalks in Ho Chi Minh City are once again in disorder as the initiator of the sidewalk clearance movement says he is not allowed to continue leading the campaign.

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Motorist crashes into Times Square crowd, killing one person, injuring 22

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 1 month(s) ago

NEW YORK, May 18 - A U.S. Navy veteran plowed his car into pedestrians in New York City's packed Times Square on Thursday, killing an 18-year-old woman and injuring 22 people. The city's mayor said there was no indication it was an act of terrorism.

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Officials to be disciplined if sidewalks are encroached upon again

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Báo Đầu Tư English 1 month(s) ago

In a move to sustain its sweeping "sidewalk clean-up" campaign, the capital city’s leader said the head of each local division will be held accountable if public space violations reoccur.

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Meet the Saigon cabbie who stopped bag snatcher with controlled crash

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

The driver in a viral Internet video showing a taxi deliberately crashing into a bag snatcher escaping on a motorbike has been identified as a 50-year-old man who has done a good deed more than once.

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Company agrees to pay foreigner tripping over Saigon ‘sidewalk trap’ $1,000 in damages

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

A company that failed to clear iron hooks buried in sidewalks in Ho Chi Minh City following a street decoration project, which led to an incident involving a foreign visitor last week, has agreed to apologize to and compensate the victim.

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Foreign tourist hurt by ‘sidewalk traps’ in Ho Chi Minh City to receive apology

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

A foreign visitor who was hurt after stumbling on a street in District 1, Ho Chi Minh City after her foot caught a U-shaped iron hook buried onto the sidewalk earlier this week will receive apology and compensate from the company responsible for those ‘traps.’

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Ambulance found carrying tiger carcass after police chase in northern Vietnam

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Police in northern Vietnam have chased after a suspicious ambulance and discovered the vehicle as carrying a large frozen tiger carcass.

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Saigon sidewalks both gritty and humanizing: professor

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Báo Tuổi Trẻ English 2 month(s) ago

Annette M. Kim, associate professor at the University of Southern California’s Sol Price School of Public Policy, has shared her thoughts about sidewalks in Ho Chi Minh City.

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