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As Rainy Season Arrives, Saigon Major Flood Barrier Project Stalls

Work has halted on a massive US$440 million drainage system aimed to control tidal flooding that impacts 6.5 million residents in a 570-square-kilometer area in and around south Saigon.

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Saigon Puts City Hall Expansion Design up for Public Feedback

Saigon's city planners have displayed a design for an extension to the city's iconic People's Committee building for public feedback.

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Saigon Might Put Underground Towns Beneath D1, Thu Thiem

City officials insist that underground expansions are necessary because the city is developing its metro network.

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D4 Seafood Paradise Vinh Khanh Is Now an Official Saigon Food Street

District 4’s nhậu neighborhood has been turned into an official food street by Saigon authorities.

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Saigon Moves Away From Bars in Future Bui Vien Tourism Plans

Local officials believe the future of the Bui Vien Walking Street rests in appealing to tourists via new shops and novel experiences, as opposed to drinking.

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Saigon to Auction off 'Ghost Tower' at Starting Price of $286m

Will Saigon’s notorious “ghost tower” escape its doomed destiny?

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Saigon Moves Forward With Plan to Expand Tan Son Nhat Southward

In short, Tan Son Nhat International Airport will add another terminal to the south the existing terminals, but not build another runway.

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Doan Ngoc Hai Returns to Saigon Streets With Another Crusade, This Time Against Poor Fire Prevention

Will history repeat itself?

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HCMC Archbishop Impersonated by Scammers in Notre Dame Donation Fraud

The archdiocese at the Notre Dame Cathedral emphasizes that there is only one official call for donation to the cathedral’s renovation fund made by Father Bui Van Doc.

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Saigon Starts Seeking Investors for Metro Line 5

While Saigon’s first metro line is still very much under construction, municipal authorities are hoping to get the ball rolling on the city’s Metro Line 5.

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D8 Apartment Fire, Saigon's Worst in 15 Years, Kills 13, Injures 28

Last night while most Saigoneers were sound asleep, a fire broke out in a high-rise apartment complex in District 8.

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Despite Criticisms, Saigon Proposes Hiking Wastewater Discharge Levy

Saigon’s Department of Natural Resources and Environment has proposed increasing fees on wastewater discharged by the city’s production workshops, but the plan’s specifics and methods are attracting c...

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Saigon Proposes Tech Upgrades to Make Schools 'Smarter'

The government is calling for "smart schools" across Saigon. But can the city actually pull it off?

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Saigon Offers Workers Highest Wages in Vietnam in 2017: Report

Saigoneers are currently being offered the highest salaries in the country.

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What the Future Holds for Saigon's Overcrowded Tan Son Nhat Airport

Officials met in Hanoi and Saigon to discuss competing plans to increase service capacity at the overwhelmed Tan Son Nhat Airport. The debates include whether the expansion should be to the north or s...

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HCMC Schools to Start Teaching English to First Graders This Year

In the current program, English is only offered once students reach their third grade.

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Saigon Railway Station Might Get a Snazzy Vintage-Theme Makeover Soon

The Saigon Railway Station might get an "old Saigon" makeover this year.

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Saigon to Turn Lam Son Square Into a Park

Saigon’s Lam Son Square has been through countless rounds of empty promises and mismanagement - will this finally be its big break?

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Saigon Leadership Orders Temporary Closure of All Sidewalk Parking Lots by April

In a surprising move, the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee has ordered district leaders to temporarily close all local sidewalk parking lots by the end of March.

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Saigon University Halves Tuition Fees for Female Students to Boost Presence in STEM Fields

In an effort to encourage female students to enroll in science and technology-related programs, a university in Saigon recently announced that it would reduce the tuition fees for female undergrads.