Minister of Defense General Ngo Xuan Lich and HCMC Party Committee secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan chaired the conference on October 14 (Photo: SGGP)

Defense Ministry to assist HCMC to solve port traffic jam

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.
Workers installing a water supply route in HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

Sawaco proposes to increase water price

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.
HCMC to build three nonstop BOT tollbooths

HCMC to build three nonstop BOT tollbooths

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.
Supervisors pay visits to Ben Thanh Market (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC holds monthly meeting on food safety

People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh city will organize the monthly meeting with 24 districts on food safety in order to ensure the food safety for the community.
The port system along the Saigon River (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC to complete removal of Saigon sea port this year

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.
A new residential area in Pham Hung street, Binh Chanh district, HCMC has provided new accommodations far from the center of the city (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC needs stronger assistance from Gov't to tackle traffic jam

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.

The 2016 Terry Fox Run drew crowds of participants (Source: courtesy of the orrganisation board)

HCM City run to support cancer patients

The Terry Fox Run 2017, which aims to raise funds for cancer patients, will take place on Tan Trao street, Phu My Hung urban zone, District 7, Ho Chi Minh City on November 5.
High tide submerges National Highway 1A in the Mekong Delta province of Vinh Long (Photo: SGGP)

High tide might cause flooding in HCMC’s lowlands

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.
Workers at Misumi Group Company in Linh Trung export processing zone, HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

Japan third largest trade partner of HCMC

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.