Customers go shopping at Binh Tay Market. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC to launch 2021 economic census from March 1

Mr. Huynh Van Hung, Director of the Statistics Office of Ho Chi Minh City, on February 27 said that it would conduct a 2021 economic census in the city, starting from March 1.
A set of portable Bluetooth speakers, microphones, and a cell phone is enough to setup a home karaoke. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC strengthens measures to tackle noise violations by karaoke at home

Regarding the situation that people sing karaoke, causing noise pollution in residential areas, Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, has just given directions to strengthen the prevention and control of noise violations to continue to maintain security and ensure the tranquility for citizens.
Inside a passenger train on HCM City’s first metro line. The opening of the line will be delayed until 2022 (Photo: VNA)

Opening of first metro line in HCM City faces delay

The opening of the first metro line in Ho Chi Minh City, which runs between Ben Thanh Market in District 1 and Suoi Tien Theme Park in District 9, will be delayed until 2022, city authorities have said.
A corner of the cleanroom in Intel Products Vietnam plant in SHTP. (Photo: SGGP)

Intel Products Vietnam increases value of high-tech investment SHTP

At a meeting with businesses in early 2021, the Management Board of the Saigon High-Tech Park (SHTP) set out the goal of becoming a major contributor to the export turnover of Ho Chi Minh City. Specifically, by 2025, SHTP will strive to achieve about US$30 billion of export value, and domestic added-value will reach more than 35 percent. On this occasion, Intel Corporation also announced to invest another $475 million in the Intel Products Vietnam (IPV) factory, sending its total investment to nearly $1.5 billion.
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Tet Lunar New Year-impressions of an expat

My very first visit to Vietnam was on a warm sunny morning on the first day of September in 2009. As my flight was landing in Tan Son Nhat Airport, the aerial view of Ho Chi Minh City from my window seat was truly fascinating, showing quaint tube like houses that resembled Lego blocks, with the flowing waters of the Saigon river meandering through the City.

School security guard takes temperature of a student before he enters the school. (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC-based schools strengthen monitoring on Covid-19-related students, parents

The Department of Education and Training of Ho Chi Minh City has just sent an urgent document to the Head of the Education and Training Department of Thu Duc City and districts, principals of high schools, directors of Center for Continuing Education, and heads of affiliated units in the city on enhancing monitoring and updating of F0, F1, F2 cases and carrying out medical declaration when students return to school after the Lunar New Year.
The Tan Son Nhat airport's workers are tested for COVID-19.(Photo: SGGP)

Two more workers at Tan Son Nhat Airport contract COVID-19

Ho Chi Minh City on February 9 reported two more COVID-19 infections related to the Tan Son Nhat International Airport outbreak hotspot, according to the Ho Chi Minh City Center for Disease Control (HCDC).
A corner of Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: SGGP))

HCM City in top six most preferred markets for investment: CBRE

There was an increase in interest in Ho Chi Minh City which ranked sixth among Asia Pacific investors’ most preferred property markets for investors, according to a survey by market research firm CBRE polling more than 490 Asia Pacific-based investors in November and December 2020.