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Saigon Will Spend $4bn on New Roads, Bridges in Hopes of Curbing Traffic Congestion

By 2020, 82 mostly state-funded projects will add nearly 190 kilometers of roads and 39 bridges to the southern metropolis.

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Saigon Unveils Plan for a New Opera House in D2, the City's Largest to Date

If things go according to plans, Saigon’s Thu Thiem New Urban Area will get a brand-new performing arts center within the next four years.

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4 American Passengers Caught Trying to Smuggle 250 New iPhones Into Saigon

All the smuggled iPhones are Apple's newest XS model.

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Saigon Needs Smart Cards for Public Transport Instead of Single-Use Tickets: Experts

Could a single contactless card allow riders access to bus, water taxi, tram, monorail and metro routes?

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Saigon Moves Ahead With Plans to Build 3rd Terminal for Tan Son Nhat

The approved plan calls for the creation of a new terminal, expanded airplane parking and widened roads. 

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Saigon Proposes Major Walking Street Project Linking Ba Son, Nguyen Hue, Ben Thanh

Yay or nay?

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Saigoneers Prefer Vietnam's Paper Lanterns Over Chinese Ones. Artisans Can Barely Keep Up.

In recent years, locally produced paper lanterns have slowly taken back the mid-autumn market from their Chinese counterparts.

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Saigon to Shutter Market, Food Court Underneath September 23 Park

Recently, the Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee announced that private businesses are to be removed to reclaim and upgrade September 23 Park.

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Environment Department Wants Saigon to Use CCTV Cameras to Curb Public Urination, Littering

Already-installed closed-circuit television (CCTV) cameras throughout the city will now be used to fine people who throw trash in the streets and urinate in public.

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Saigon Among Cities With Slowest Airport-to-City Transit in Asia: Report

Airport transfers are often made worse by traffic congestion and a lack of public transit services.

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Saigon Will Completely Overhaul Nguyen Huu Canh in November to Eliminate Flooding

Life is about to get tough for commuters on Nguyen Huu Canh Street.

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Saigon Set to Welcome Vietnam's First Apple Premium Reseller Next Week

The first Apple Premium Reseller store in Vietnam is set to open in Saigon on September 10.

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Minibuses That Run in Hẻms Might Be the Latest Transport Pilot Program in Saigon

Will there be room in Saigon’s hẻm system to fit small buses?

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Saigon to Remove Private Businesses to Reclaim, Upgrade September 23 Park

Private entities that are currently renting spaces in the park are to move out by April 30, 2019.

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Saigon Presents Detailed Proposal to Ban Motorbikes in Central Districts by 2030

A plan by Saigon authorities to make the city motorbike-free by 2030 is getting closer to becoming a reality.

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Vietnam Airlines Opens Vietnam's First Flight Simulator Complex in Saigon

The airline said the flight simulators will save them VND285 billion (US$12 million) on pilot training over ten years.

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Saigon Seeks $6.7m for Canal Dredging Project to Solve Tan Son Nhat's Flooding Threat

Tan Son Nhat's drainage systems consist of Hy Vong Canal, Nhat Ban Canal and A41 Canal.

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Saigon, Hanoi Among Most-Improved Cities in Liveability: Economist

The country's two largest cities were among the most improved in the world on the Global Liveability Index.

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Led by Doan Ngoc Hai, District 1 Dog-Catching Team Starts Removing Strays From Local Streets

On August 8, in coordination with the Ho Chi Minh City Veterinary Department, a dog inspection team started capturing stray dogs on the streets of District 1.

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Restrooms, Fountains, Food Stalls Among New Amenities Planned for Nguyen Hue Walking Street

Water fountains, multi-colored lights, drink vending machines, food stalls and more restrooms are planned for Saigon's popular pedestrian promenade.