Ho Chi Minh City is facing rapid land subsidence, which not only destabilizes the city infrastructure but also increases the risk of flooding, especially in the face of abrupt rainstorms, excessive rainfall and high tide levels.
According to the Department of Industry and Trade of Ho Chi Minh City, since the beginning of this year, total goods retail sales and service revenues were estimated at nearly VND600 trillion, an increase of 12.2 percent over the same period last year while it was 12.5 percent last year.
Minister of Information and Communications Nguyen Manh Hung yesterday worked with domestic information technology (IT) companies of the southern region in Quang Trung Software City (Ho Chi Minh City) to form feasible solutions for the development of ‘Make in Vietnam’ IT staples since these businesses can only answer 30 percent of the market needs.
Ho Chi Minh City, the country’s biggest economic hub, will need about 155,000 workers for the rest of this year, according to a municipal forecast centre on human resources and labour market information.
Ho Chi Minh City’s average male-to-female sex ratio at birth in the first six months of 2019 remained at a high level, with 109.9 boys per 100 girls, but the difference is smaller compared to the same period last year.
South Korea authorities decided to make changes to the five-year visa policy issued for Vietnamese who live in the three major cities of Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi and Da Nang because there has been a rise in the number of Vietnamese who have taken advantage of the relaxed policy to remain illegally in South Korea.
Politburo member and Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan held talks with Politburo member of the Lao People’s Revolutionary Party and Secretary and Governor of Vientiane Sinlavong Khoutphaythoune on June 15 to discuss progress of cooperation agreement signed between the two cities in 2017.