The standing board of HCMC Party Committee yesterday listened to the reports by the civil affair commission of the city People’s Committee about expected compensation policies to 321 households in Thu Thiem new urban area.
The Thai Consulate-General in Ho Chi Minh City last night celebrated National Day of the Kingdom of Thailand, the Birthday Anniversary of the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej, Father's Day in Thailand (December 5, 1927- 2018).
HCMC is making efforts to finalize removal of 10,000 houses on/along canals by 2020 and re-arranged the life of affected residents, according to the city’s urban development plan in the phase of 2018-2020.
The Ministry of Transport is now asking relevant ministries and agencies’ opinions about the first metro line project of HCMC, Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien, after the Japanese Ambassador to Vietnam warned of construction halt due to late payment to contractors and consultant.
Professor Dr. Nguyen Trong Hoa, former head of HCMC Institute for Development Studies, proposed HCMC to carefully study urban development in the southern part of the city and adjust unreasonable and unfeasible plans to low lying and regularly flooded areas.
The HCM City Department of Transport has sought permission to rent 100 more cameras to monitor traffic safety, saying there are no cameras on a number of streets and intersections, which poses difficulties for authorities to tackle traffic problems.
HCMC has arranged funds for implementation of projects including those to solve traffic jam and the flooding but disbursement has been too slow, so agencies and districts citiwide should review public investment use for the last three years and propose several solutions on this issue.