The new interface of the application ‘HCMC Urban Planning Information’. (Photo: SGGP)

Updated application for urban planning in HCMC activated

Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Planning and Architecture has just finished updating the application ‘HCMC Urban Planning Information’ and launched a new application named ‘Planning Management in HCMC’ online as well as in app stores.

The HCMC delegation visits the True Digital Park . (Photo: Sggp)

HCMC seeks to learn from Bangkok’s experience of climate change adaptation

Continuing a working visit to Thailand, the high ranking delegation of Ho Chi Minh City led by the permanent deputy secretary of the HCMC Party Committee, Tran Luu Quang met the local government of Bangkok on November 25 to gain experience in flood control and urban planning, the development of waterway tourism and urban night tourism.
Vietnamese Ambassador to Singapore Tao Thi Thanh Huong receives the high-ranking delegation from HCMC (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC seeks cooperation with Singapore in planning, human resource training

After wrapping up the working visit to Indonesia on August 24, the high-ranking delegation from HCMC led by Secretary of the city Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan on the same day visited the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore. The Secretary emphasized that the visit to Singapore aims to sign cooperation agreements in urban planning and human resource training.

Int’l planning experts meet to discuss smart-city development. (Photo: VNA)

Smart-city development plans discussed

Around 400 Vietnamese and international architects and master planners discussed smart-city strategies and solutions at the 2018 International Conference of Asian-Pacific Planning Societies which opened on August 24 in Ho Chi Minh City.
HCMC Party Chief Nguyen Thien Nhan (L) at the conference (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC calls on investors to six urban planning projects

HCMC People’s Committee yesterday organized a conference calling on investors to implement six urban planning projects to remove 6,223 canal houses with total capital expected to reach VND19,024 billion (US$838 million).
Nhieu Loc-Thi Nghe canal after being cleaned up (Photo: SGGP)

HCMC efforts to create urban planning breakthroughs

Canal house removal and old apartment block rebuilding are big programs of HCMC which have contributed in changing the city’s look and improving residents’ lives. The municipal authorities have issued transparent policies to lure social resources to attend the programs.
Canal houses in Binh Thanh province. Canal house removal is one of content of the city’s breakthrough program on urban planning and development (Photo: SGGP)

Solutions unclear, unspecific for seven breakthrough programs

HCMC has traveled one third of the way to implement the 10th city Party Committee’s resolution in the term of 2015-2020. Still obtained results have been initial, unconnected and yet to create clear changes with unspecific solutions.