Construction of Metro Line No.1 in HCM City between Ben Thanh market in District 1 and Suoi Tien tourism park in District 9. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City told to focus efforts on transport

Transit-oriented development (TOD) is a strategic solution that could help Ho Chi Minh City address its current challenges and develop a sustainable transport network, which would help create a smart and liveable city, said the director of the municipal Department of Transport, Tran Quang Lam.
A view of HCM City’s skyline. Photo

HCM City targets 8.5 percent of GRDP in 2020

HCM City has set a target of achieving a growth rate of 8.5 per cent for Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP) next year, with total private investment accounting for 35 per cent of GRDP.
The Ho Chi Minh City's first metro line Ben Thanh-Suoi Tien construction project

HCM City ensures to provide disbursement of metro line project

Vice chairman of the People’s Committee of HCMC, Vo Van Hoan asked the assessment will be promptly carried out by the Assessment Committee for city's metro line projects, Ben Thanh – Suoi Tien and Ben Thanh-Tham Luong, to send them to relevant agencies. Documents can be reported to the HCM City People’s Council to allocate from its own budget by 15 October 2019.
artment of Economic Affairs, Education and Research Guy Parmelin (Photo: VNA)

HCM City boosts cooperation with Switzerland

Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong and head of the Swiss Federal Department of Economic Affairs, Education and Research Guy Parmelin, who is on a working visit to the southern city, discussed measures to boost cooperation between the two sides during their meeting on July 12.