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.
Months after the sidewalk cleanup in Ho Chi Minh City's District 1 lost steam, the man behind the revolutionary campaign has returned with a new mission to tackle fire safety violations in the downtown district.
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.’
Sidewalks in Ho Chi Minh City are still being occupied by business operators, with some openly ‘sold’ between vendors, despite the local authorities’ recent efforts to reclaim the public space.
Parts of state-owned buildings were demolished and cars towed away on February 20 as authorities of District 1 in Ho Chi Minh City stiffened their fight against sidewalk encroachment.
The National Institute of Occupational and Environmental Health under the Health Ministry has conducted a health examination on Vietnamese people who are highly exposed to lead.