The Defense Ministry will assist HCMC to terminate land for defence purpose encroachment in the city and solve traffic jams around Tan Son Nhat Aiport and Cat Lai Seaport, announced the ministry at a meeting in HCMC yesterday.
Saigon Water Corporation (Sawaco) has completed a water price increase project in the phase of 2017-2020, sent to authorized agencies for consideration, to have funds for improving water supply quality, safety and reducing water loss ratio to below 10 percent.
The HCMC People’s Committee has approved electronic toll collection projects at three BOT (Build-Operate-Transfer) tollbooths in An Suong-An Lac stretch in National Highway 1A, Phu My Bridge and Hanoi Highway.
Saigon Port Company is removing wharfs and other properties in the port’s area and the removal is expected to complete by the end of this year, according to a representative from the HCMC Department of Transport.
If HCMC doesn't take more initiatives and the Government doesn't give more assistances, it will be difficult for the city to tackle the currently complicated traffic jam, according to Mr. Hoang Minh Tri, former head of HCMC Institute for Development Study.
Tidal level is quickly surging in Saigon and Hau rivers which might cause flooding in low lying areas in HCMC and other provinces in the Mekong Delta in the next couple of days, warned the Central Hydro Meteorological Forecasting Center.
Japan has been the fourth largest investor out of 92 nations and territories investing in HCMC and third largest trade partner of the city, said standing deputy chairman of the HCMC People’s Committee Le Thanh Liem last night.