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HCM City to inspect, replace old bridges

HCM City to inspect, replace old bridges

HCM City plans to inspect the conditions of bridges and ensure safety after a barge hit the Ghenh bridge recently on Dong Nai river, causing it to collapse.

Craft village booths come to HCM City

Craft village booths come to HCM City

Vietnam House, designed by Vo Trong Nghia – an architect who has achieved renown for his bamboo structures, has opened its doors to visitors at 187 Nguyen Van Huong, Thao Dien Ward, District 2, Ho Chi Minh City.

Vintage photos of Saigon in 1964

Vintage photos of Saigon in 1964

(VOV) - These timeless photos taken by photographer Lonnie M Long in 1964 provide some fascinating insight into Saigon from another era long gone by.

Adorable bamboo domes on the banks of Saigon River

Adorable bamboo domes on the banks of Saigon River

(VOV) -Located on an artificial islet in the east of the city, the Diamond Island Community Hall designed by talented architect Vo Trong Nghia, comprises eight bamboo domes to provide flexible spaces for local residents.

Embankment to safeguard Saigon River from floods

Embankment to safeguard Saigon River from floods

The HCM City Steering Centre for the Urban Flood Control Programme has asked the municipal government to build a 1.1-km long embankment along the Saigon River to prevent flooding during high tides.

The luxury yacht, jet ski pastime of the rich in Saigon

The luxury yacht, jet ski pastime of the rich in Saigon

Over recent years, the affluent and better-off in Ho Chi Minh City have taken on a new, exorbitant indulgence of owning jet skis, recreational boats and yachts, which may cost a whopping US$4 million apiece.

Vingroup to inaugurate HCM City’s tallest building

Vingroup to inaugurate HCM City’s tallest building

(VOV) -Vingroup has announced that on May 16 it will officially launch the – Landmark 81 – an 81floor luxury 350 metre high rise complex located on the banks of the Saigon River in the heart of HCM City.

US$450 mln for HCM City’s environment, sanitation

US$450 mln for HCM City’s environment, sanitation

(VOV) - The State Bank of Vietnam (SBV) and the World Bank (WB) on March 12 signed agreements for a total of US$450 million in loans and credits to help Chi Minh City improve environment and sanitation.

HCM City pushes plans for new bridge

Ho Chi Minh City has sought the Government's green light to advance construction of the Thu Thiem Bridge No 2 over the Saigon River by three years.

Largest square taking shape in HCM City

Largest square taking shape in HCM City

(VOV) -The People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City is seeking final approval to develop what would be the largest square and riverside park in Vietnam, spanning an area of 30ha with an estimated cost of VND1.97 trillion (nearly US$93 million).

HCM City gearing up to welcome New Year

HCM City gearing up to welcome New Year

(VOV) - The Ho Chi Minh City municipal People’s Committee has planned a host of activities for citizens and visitors to ring in the new year of 2013.

New financial centre takes shape in HCM City

(VOV) - Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Transport plans to start construction of four main roads at Thu Thiem new urban area in District 2, the city’s new financial centre, in June 2013.

State President visits highway construction site

State President visits highway construction site

State President Nguyen Minh Triet, accompanied by HCM City authorities, visited the construction site of the East-West Highway and tunnel running through the Saigon river on February 24.