Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Van Khoa on March 17 welcomed Adama Ouane, Director of the International Francophone Organisation (OIF), who is on a working visit to Vietnam and attends Francophone Day activities in the southern city.
Experts from Japan and Vietnam shared experience and talked cooperation in investing and building infrastructure, especially transport infrastructure, in cities with fast urbanisation at a dialogue on December 7.
Ho Chi Minh City wants to cooperate with and receive investment from French enterprises in water drainage and wastewater and waste treatment in the southern hub, said Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Le Van Khoa.
Authorities of Ho Chi Minh City support the Siam City Cement Vietnam in producing environmentally friendly construction materials, a municipal official told executives of the Thai-invested firm on July 3.
The amount of garbage in Ho Chi Minh City is expanding at an alarming rate, putting enormous pressure on the environment and forcing local authorities to come up with solutions quickly.
The Saigon Transportation Mechanical Corporation (SAMCO) began the construction of a new eastern coach station at a total cost of VND773 billion (US$33.6 million) on April 26.
Ho Chi Minh City authorities are seeking funding approval from the Prime Minister for 36 flood-prevention projects worth a total of VND9.96 trillion (US$438 million).
HCM City’s Traffic Safety Committee and Transport Department has said it plans a series of strong measures in order to reduce traffic jams.
HCM City’s Party Secretary Dinh La Thang has urged local authorities to consider implementing a social housing policy that has helped attract more investors in Binh Duong province.
The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Transport has announced the launch of a digital traffic map aimed at informing commuters of traffic congestion in the city in a bid to alleviate congestion on busy routes.
Everyone who wants smooth movement on roads in Ho Chi Minh City now can visit the city’s traffic website at giaothong.hochiminhcity.gov.vn, which made its debut on January 19.
The HCMC Department of Transport is weighing using text messaging as one of several emergency measures for dealing with chronic traffic congestion.
Concerted efforts are needed to reduce pollution and improve the landscape near slums along canals and rivers in HCM City, including investment from the private sector, speakers said at a recent workshop.
In spite of worries that the real estate market in Vietnam is revealing imbalances between high- and mid-end accommodation, experts say such concerns are overblown.
Ho Chi Minh City and Seoul, the Republic of Korea (RoK) have agreed to boost friendship and bilateral cooperation.
The authority of HCMC has written to the Government seeking permission to select an independent foreign consulting agency to monitor the implementation and quality of a big-ticket anti-flood project.
HCM City’s Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) reached VND732.44 trillion (US$33.2 billion) in the first nine months of the year, up 7.76% against the same period last year, according to the municipal People’s Committee.
Work started on September 20 on Go May Overpass, which will span the intersection of National Highway 1A, Le Trong Tan Street and Nguyen Thi Tu Street in Ho Chi Minh City’s Binh Tan District.
Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Le Van Khoa and the World Bank (WB)’s Transport and ICT Practice Manager for East Asia-Pacific Michel Kerf discussed the WB-funded green transport development project during a working session in the city on May 26.
Ho Chi Minh City enterprises have been invited to invest in energy – mining, processing, tourism and agro-forestry-fisheries in Laos’ Xaysomboun province as the industries are key to local economic development.