Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has lauded the visit by Mayor of the US city of Los Angeles Eric Garcetti for laying the foundation for the signing of long-term cooperation agreements between the two cities.
Ho Chi Minh City collected VND130.55 trillion (US$5.62 billion) for the budget in the first half of 2018, up 11.37% from a year earlier, according to the municipal Department of Taxation.
An excessive amount of rubbish and litter is blocking drains and sewers in Ho Chi Minh City, worsening flooding in the rainy season.
Ho Chi Minh City authorities have asked the Government to allow the city to make its own decisions on major Group A investment projects funded by the city budget.
Ho Chi Minh City posted VND585 trillion (US$25.74 billion) in the Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) in the first half of 2018, a growth of 7.76 percent from the same period last year, as heard at a meeting on July 3.
Vietnam’s southern economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City is keen to boost cooperation with Micronesia in such potential fields as agriculture, aquaculture, environmental protection, tourism, and education-training.
Ho Chi Minh City wants to enhance cooperation with Australia in the fields of education, hi-tech agriculture, start-up ecosystem development, and smart urban building.
Vice Secretary of Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong urged the youth unions of Vietnam and Cuba to hold regular exchanges to share working experience in building the unions as the strong vanguards of their countries’ revolutionary and trustworthy personnel reserves for the Parties.
Ho Chi Minh City was able to reach four of its 16 goals in pollution reduction as part of its 2016-2020 programme to reduce pollution, local officials said at a recent conference.
VOV.VN - Last year, Ho Chi Minh City attracted US$6.6 billion worth of foreign direct investment (FDI). In the first quarter of this year, FDI totaled US$1.4 billion and the city is calling for FDI resources for key projects, including a plan for a smart city.
Ho Chi Minh City will create the best possible conditions for Peruvian businesses to invest fruitfully in the city, especially in the field of tourism, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong.
Ho Chi Minh City’s industrial production index tended to stall, up only 6.07% in the four months this year compared to 7.09% one year earlier, said Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Industry and Trade Nguyen Huynh Trang.
Ho Chi Minh City is now treating hazardous medical and industrial waste by high-tech methods at two plants, but by 2020 the city will need additional plant capacity as well as more private investment when public funding runs out.
Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong and CEO of Lotte Asset Development Lee Kwang Young have agreed to start construction of a smart complex in the city’s Thu Thiem New Urban Area on September 2.
Officials of Ho Chi Minh City met with leaders of Japan’s Nagano prefecture on April 10, expressing their willingness to step up bilateral cooperation in agriculture, hi-tech industry, vocational training, education and health care.
Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has visited several universities of Japan to seek partnership with the facilities to serve the city’s development.
VOV.VN - A ‘Vietnam Festival in Aichi 2018 – Ho Chi Minh City Integration and Development’ program has been held in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, attracting thousands of participants and particularly highlighting the twinned relations between HCM City and Aichi Prefecture, and between the two countries.
A delegation from Ho Chi Minh City, led by Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong, on April 5 started a working visit to Japan to boost cooperation with the Japanese localities.
VOV.VN - Nguyen Thanh Phong, chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, received Loh Chin Hua, CEO of Keppel Land Limited from Singapore on April 4 to discuss cooperation measures for innovation and smart city building.
Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has updated foreign consuls general on information concerning the implementation of special mechanisms and polices to promote the city’s development.