Workers remove garbage from the Ba Luu Canal in HCM City’s District 8. (Photo: VNS)

HCM City draws up master plan on solid waste

HCM City is drawing up a master plan on solid waste management and treatment for the next five years, aiming to have 100 percent of its domestic solid waste to be collected and treated and at least 80 percent of solid household waste classified at source.
First wagons for Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien metro line arrives in HCMC in the begining of October. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC to improve access to public transport

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee has approved a project worth nearly VND400 trillion (US$17.3 billion) on improving access to public transport and limiting the use of personal vehicles over the next decade, according to the People’s Committee’s Office.
Ringleader Nguyen Khanh (Photo: SGGP)

Severe penalties handed down to terrorists

The People’s Court of HCM City on September 22 handed down severe sentences to 20 criminals, most of whom are members of the reactionary organisation “Trieu dai Viet” (Viet Dynasty), found guilty of “terrorism to oppose the people’s administration” and “illegally manufacturing, storing and trading explosives”.
A greenhouse at the Hi-tech Agricultural Park in HCM City’s Cu Chi District. — VNS File Photo

HCM City to build plant variety, animal breeding centers

Farmers and experts have asked HCM City authorities to remove hindrances and create favorable conditions for residents to build greenhouses and breeding centers on agricultural land used to build nursery gardens.



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HCMC draws US$2.37 billion in FDI in seven months

Foreign investment in Ho Chi Minh City has totalled US$2.37 billion this year, including new and additional capital and share purchases, down 32.9 percent year-on-year.