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HCMC Struggles With Teacher Shortage as New School Year Approaches

Schools in every district of Saigon have been searching for teachers and lecturers since June.

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Saigon Earmarks $7m for Measures to Thwart Illegal Sand Mining

Illegal sand mining in the area is devastating ecosystems and ushering in a host of environmental problems.

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Saigon Is Sinking Fast Due to Too Much Groundwater Extraction, Experts Say

In late March 2018, the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee issued a plan to close groundwater wells in the city.

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Saigon BMW Driver Sentenced to 3.5 Years in Jail for Fatal DUI Crash

In October last year, a driver careened into a crowd of motorcyclists stopping at the Hang Xanh Intersection, killing one and injuring eight others.

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HCMC Signs Deal With South Korean Firm to Create Electric Bus Rapid Transit System

Can a bus rapid transit (BRT) system succeed in Saigon?

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Doan Ngoc Hai Was Assigned a New Role. He Accepted, Then Resigned.

During his time as Vice Chairman of District 1’s People’s Committee, Doan Ngoc Hai attracted attention with any project he undertook, from catching stray dogs to chastising illegal anglers. Though Hai’s work was controversial, to say the least, he’s still without a doubt the most memorable local public figure in recent years.

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Delayed Site Clearance, Compensation Stall Saigon Flood-Prevention Projects

There are currently four clusters of flood-prevention projects underway in Saigon, all of which are still struggling to move forward with the process of land acquisition.

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Nguyen Huu Linh to Face Trial for Sexually Harassing Young Girl in Elevator

Almost two months after the incident occurred, Saigon authorities have officially moved forward with the child sexual harassment case that has attracted significant public attention.

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Disjointed Drainage, Trash-Filled Canals Make Tan Son Nhat Prone to Flooding

With great summer showers comes great flooding.

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After Hanoi, Saigon Might Get Double-Decker Bus Tour

Following on the heels of a similar project in Hanoi, Saigon officials intend to pilot a trial open-top double-decker bus tour around Saigon’s downtown.

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Saigon to Expand Smart Card Payment Trial to 8 More Bus Routes

On March 8, Ho Chi Minh City inaugurated a pilot program for smart bus cards.

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