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HCM City set to clear canals

The HCM City People’s Committee has asked district authorities to work with agencies to crack down on illegal encroachment on rivers, canals and the drainage system in an aim to prevent flooding. 

 

City hasn’t killed sidewalk culture

Many HCM CITY sidewalks have been encroached again after a campaign was launched to remove illegally parked cars, vendors, cafes, canopies and other obstructions.

   

HCM City to build bridge to link districts 12, Bình Thạnh

(4 votes, average 2.75 out of 5)

The HCM City authorities plan to build a bridge across the Vàm Thuật River to link districts 12 and Bình Thạnh, according to the city’s Department of Transport.

   

Saigon holds its breath as delays loom for $440 million anti-flood project

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The ambitious project aiming to end the chronic inundation problem in Ho Chi Minh hits a roadblock: land clearance.

   

Saigon’s electrical ‘spider webs’ to become thing of the past

Ho Chi Minh City puts as much as 400 kilometers of electrical wiring underground every year, with the goal of clearing the downtown area of its infamous wire ‘spider webs’ by 2020.

   

HCM City to use English on street signs

(4 votes, average 3.50 out of 5)

The HCM City Department of Transport has asked for approval from the Ministry of Transport to use English on street signs to serve foreign tourists.

   

Ho Chi Minh City to trial bilingual street signs

Street signs in Ho Chi Minh City will soon be written in both Vietnamese and English to allow foreigners to more easily navigate, according to a proposal by the city’s transport department.

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Doan Ngoc Hai barred from leading campaign; disorder returns to Saigon sidewalks

(4 votes, average 3.00 out of 5)

Sidewalks in Ho Chi Minh City are once again in disorder as the initiator of the sidewalk clearance movement says he is not allowed to continue leading the campaign.

   

Twenty smart city plans in pipeline

A smart city is an ideal place for people to live and work, but it is also a sustainable combination of robust economics, civil society and clean environment, Nguyễn Minh Hồng, Deputy Minist [ … ]

   

HCM City still prone to inundation as many flood control projects undone

(6 votes, average 2.50 out of 5)

Residents should expect flooding when there is heavy rain as just 23 of 40 flood-prone sites have been rehabilitated, according to the HCMC Steering Center of Urban Flood Control Program.

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City to use underground space at metro stations

(12 votes, average 3.25 out of 5)

HCM City authorities have been asked to develop a master plan for urban underground spaces to prepare for the opening of subway lines in the city.

   

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