Police and their assistants were traveling around Saigon's central District 1 on May 19 cleaning up sidewalks and fining cars parked on the roadway, bringing back the drastic cleanup campaign that has lost steam for many months now.
Under the street lights, peddlers and street vendors are slowly returning to Hanoi's sidewalks as the streetside cleanup campaign loses steam.
Ho Chi Minh City has announced plans to organize a street food area from June this year to support poor vendors affected by the sidewalk cleanup campaign, and to preserve its street culture.
The area, known for its vibrant and messy culture, is now a headache for officials who want to tidy up the city.
For some streets, it's still a case of the more things change, the more they stay the same.
VTV24 news center, a unit of Vietnam Television station, has announced a beach cleanup campaign in 28 of the nation's 63 cities and provinces to raise public awareness of environmental protection.