VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City has established a number of support and consultancy centers to help startups as part of its startup support program. The establishment of more than 20,000 enterprises in the first half of this year has proved the effectiveness of this program.
The HCM City administration has instructed the Department of Transport to install LED lights in public places and schools on a trial basis to reduce power consumption.
After gaining encouraging results from a pilot programme that allows consumers to check the origin of pork, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Industry and Trade recently announced a new plan to use information technology to control and trace the origin of poultry meat and eggs also.
Ho Chi Minh City will expand pedestrian area in District 1 to include Bui Vien Street as from July 15.
A slew of cultural, art, cuisine and tourism events are scheduled in the next few months to attract more tourists to HCM City, according to the Department of Tourism.
Ho Chi Minh City welcomes experience and technology from international partners for the expansion and management of Binh Dien wholesale market, which is expected to become a trade centre and tourist destination.
VOV.VN - So it's April and time to celebrate the arrival of spring with a trip to the beach and start hashing out warm weather plans and figuring out things to do on a rainy day in or around Ho Chi Minh City.
HCMC vice chairman Tran Vinh Tuyen on March 29 assigned the Military High Command to coordinate with the Department of Tourism to prepare for a fireworks display program, which will also include artistic lighting and music shows, on Reunification Day (April 30).
A series of projects on the construction of smart parking garages has been laid out in a bid to resolve the parking space problem in Ho Chi Minh City.
Retail and distribution networks in HCM City last year grew strongly with home-made goods accounting for more than 90% of products on the shelves.
The country’s leading retailer, Saigon Co.op, has set itself a target of 13% sales growth this year.
HCM City wants to expand the use of online public services to simplify administrative procedures and reduce their cost for the public, vice chairman of the municipal People’s Committee, Tran Vinh Tuyen said.
The Vietnam High Efficiency Software (VHES) Corporation officially debuted on March 16, becoming the first high-tech startup enterprise formed under the integrated circuit (IC) industry development programme of Ho Chi Minh City.
The VietJet Aviation Joint Stock Company listed more than 300 million shares on the Ho Chi Minh Stock Exchange (HOSE) on February 28, becoming the first airline to debut on the southern bourse.
Ho Chi Minh City will create optimal conditions for Kuwaiti businesses to invest and develop in the city, stated Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee.
The management companies of Binh Dien, Thu Duc and Hoc Mon wholesale markets have asked HCM City authorities to adjust their “very outdated” management fees as they have had to compensate for losses.
HCM City’s Department of Tourism will focus on developing and marketing destinations to increase the number of foreign arrivals to the city to six million this year, officials have said.
The southern metropolis Ho Chi Minh City collected VND35 trillion (US$1.52 billion) for its coffer during January 2017, departments and agencies reported the municipal authorities during a working session on February 6.
A conference was held in Ho Chi Minh City on January 19 to discuss how to develop responsible tourism as part of efforts to achieve economic growth, preserve culture and protect nature.
Concerted efforts by all related sectors and stakeholders are vital to fully exploit Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism potential, city leaders said.