Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen met with visiting Chairman of Enterprise Singapore Peter Ong on August 13, stating that his city hopes to learn from the latter’s experience in smart city building.
Ho Chi Minh City is calling for investment to 17 flood prevention and wastewater treatment projects, and needs more than VND96 trillion (US$4.12 billion) for the works from now to 2020.
The United Kingdom (UK) wants to boost its investment in Ho Chi Minh City, especially in the fields of planning, project management and smart urban development, said Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade and Export Promotion at the UK Department for International Trade.
VOV.VN - On July 4, Business France hosted the Vietnam-France Smart and Sustainable City Cooperation Forum 2018 in HCM City.
Foreign experts presented solutions to turn Ho Chi Minh City into a smart urban area at a conference held by the municipal People’s Committee on June 13.
All districts will be expected to develop a “smart urban area” plan by 2020, said Tran Vinh Tuyen, Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, who is also head of the smart city management board.
Adjustments of construction planning for the Ho Chi Minh City Region are expected to foster links among regional localities, thus promoting the growth of the region as well as the city’s role as a driver for development, said Deputy Minister of Construction Phan Thi My Linh.
The average income of civil servants from Ho Chi Minh City is expected to increase this year but will not exceed 1.8 times their main salaries, according to Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of the HCM City People’s Committee.
Ho Chi Minh City has been asked to diversify tourist products and attractions to lure visitors at home and abroad.
Ho Chi Minh City greeted the first foreign visitors of 2018 at Tan Son Nhat International Airport on January 1 morning.
Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen on December 21 received Amit Midha, President of Asia-Pacific and Japan Commercial at Dell EMC.
Urban planning in Ho Chi Minh City must be supervised and improved to avoid wasting land, experts said at a meeting late last week.
A project to turn Vietnam’s southern largest economic hub of Ho Chi Minh City into a smart city in 2017 -2020 was approved and publicly announced on November 26.
HCM City authorities have committed to creating favourable conditions for the development of a Micro Electro Mechanical Systems (MEMS)/Sensors industry.
The HCM City Real Estate Association (HoREA) has urged the Government to ensure condotels and officetels are not used primarily as apartments, warning that would cause problems for urban planning and infrastructure and transport.
The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee on October 4 signed an agreement with the HCM City Tourism Association to boost the tourism sector.
Ho Chi Minh City needs to continue mobilising all resources to achieve sustainable growth in productivity, quality, efficiency and competitiveness for the rest of the year, a local official has said.
Thousands of local and foreign tourists flocked to Bui Vien Walking Street in the popular backpacker area of HCM City’s District 1 as it officially welcomed walkers at its grand opening on August 20’s night.
Vice Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Tran Vinh Tuyen has asked local departments and districts to disburse all public investment capital from 2017 by the end of January 2018.
VOV.VN - Ho Chi Minh City has established a number of support and consultancy centers to help startups as part of its startup support program. The establishment of more than 20,000 enterprises in the first half of this year has proved the effectiveness of this program.