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​Saigon Proposes Mandatory Cashless Payments at Major Restaurants

In a move that would help realize Saigon's dream of a cashless society, the city’s tax department has proposed the replacement of cash payments with mandatory point-of-sale (POS) machines at restaurants and other high-end services as a means to improve the collection of tax.

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4 Saigon Districts to Experience Water Outage This Weekend

Residents of four Saigon districts will experience water outages or low water pressure this weekend.

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Saigon Tax Department Orders Facebook Cosmetic Vendor to Pay $400,000 in Back Taxes

An online retailer in Saigon has been ordered to pay an unprecedented VND9.1 billion (US$400,000) in back taxes.

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Christmas Decorations in High Demand 2 Weeks Ahead of Holiday

Sales of Christmas trees and locally made decorations are soaring across Saigon as the holiday approaches.

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Saigon Launches 3 'Model Bus' Routes With Free WiFi, Handicap Accessibility

As Saigon’s traffic situation gets progressively worse, city officials are employing several measures to revamp the city’s public transport system in hopes of mollifying its chronic congestion. This time, some local bus routes are getting a snazzy makeover.

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Saigon Should Move Tet Flower Show From Nguyen Hue to Nearby Canal: Tourism Expert

A local tourism expert has suggested moving Saigon's annual Tet flower extravaganza from Nguyen Hue Street to a local canal.

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Vietnam's Public University Lecturers Struggle to Make Ends Meet With Low Salaries

In Vietnam, most professors at public universities are not being paid enough to be fully dedicated to their career.

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With Increased Autonomy, Saigon Wants to Raise Tobacco Tax, Traffic Fines

A Saigon leader has announced the first steps he plans to take since the city was granted more autonomy to make decisions by the National Assembly.

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Officials Unveil Ambitious 'Smart City' Project That Would Turn Saigon Into a Utopia

Yesterday, while many Saigoneers were still recovering from a few days of aggressive shopping during this year’s Black Friday sales, Saigon authorities convened at a conference to announce a new initiative that will, if all goes according to plan, turn the metropolis into a “smart city” by 2025.

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Saigon to Commence Major Project to Mitigate Flooding on Nguyen Huu Canh

Saigon officials are tackling Nguyen Huu Canh Street's issues with a comprehensive project to solve the thoroughfare’s chronic flooding problem.

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The 'Non-Opening' Opening of Saigon's First Waterbus Line

After months of anticipation, today was supposed to be the day that Saigoneers could finally begin using the river for their daily commute on the first line of the city's inaugural river bus route, named Saigon Waterbus. Alas, it was not to be.

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