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An Overview of Saigon's Child Welfare Situation in 2016

A new United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) study details a number of statistics and realities concerning children living in Saigon.

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Tropical Storm Kirogi Floods Streets, Damages Houses in Saigon

Heavy rain and damaging winds blew through Saigon and neighboring areas on Saturday night as Tropical Storm Kirogi approached the south-central coast.

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Saigon Leader Slams Sidewalk-Clearing Campaign for Being 'Inhumane'

Saigon's controversial sidewalk-clearing campaign came in for criticism from the city's leader earlier this week.

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Amid Line 1 Delays, Saigon Plans to Start Building Metro Line 3A

While progress on Saigon’s Metro Line 1 and Line 2 is lagging behind due to delays in funding reimbursement and land clearance, city officials have recently finished a formal plan to commence construc...

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Saigon Will Finally Launch First River Bus Route in November, but Only With 5 Stations

Can Saigon’s first river bus line be ready on schedule this time?

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Tan Son Nhat Cracks List of Top 25 Most Sleep-Friendly Airports

In a nod to Tan Son Nhat International Airport's improved facilities, the aerodrome has been included among the top 25 most sleep-friendly airports in the world, according to a new ranking.

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Saigon Considers Overpasses, Monorail, Cable Car to Solve Airport Traffic Conundrum

Saigon continues to seek new solutions to ease road congestion around the city’s airport.

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Saigon Fronts $51m for Metro Line 1 as ODA Remains Tied Up

In order to ensure that work on Saigon's first metro line continues, the city's administration has approved an advance payment of US$51.7 million for the project's contractors.

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Saigon's Annual Per Capita Income to Reach $9,800 by 2020: Official

Saigon’s impressive economic growth might help its residents achieve US$9,800 in average annual income soon.

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Defense Ministry to Hand Over Land Near Tan Son Nhat to City

The Ministry of National Defense is set to hand over an area of land adjacent to Tan Son Nhat International Airport in an effort to ease traffic congestion near the facility.

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New Rule Forces Doan Ngoc Hai to Get Approval From D1 Leaders Before Clearing Sidewalks

Bad news for Saigon’s Captain Sidewalk, Doan Ngoc Hai.

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Saigon Company Proposes Charging Cars to Enter Downtown Districts

Entering downtown Saigon might be much more expensive for car and truck drivers in the near future.

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Saigon Tourism Department Punished for Plan to Charge Tourists Daily Fee

Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Tourism is in hot water thanks to a new proposal that was quickly rejected by the municipal government.

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Saigon Begins Removing Trees Along Ton Duc Thang for Bridge Construction

Saigon recently started cutting down or relocating 258 trees on Ton Duc Thang Street to prepare for construction of a new bridge connecting District 1 and District 2.

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Binh Chanh Major Ammonia Leak Sees 4 Hospitalized, 1,300 Evacuated, Numerous Pets Killed

Earlier this week, a serious gas leak in Binh Chanh District wreaked havoc on the local community, causing an evacuation of some 1,300 people.

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Saigon to Undertake $8.8m Project to Dredge City 'Black Canals'

In an effort to improve the city’s drainage system, Saigon authorities recently greenlit a project to revamp the canals in various peripheral districts.

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Vinasun Drivers in Saigon Protest Uber, Grab With Inflammatory Bumper Stickers

Some drivers for local cab company Vinasun are protesting the presence of ride-hailing apps in the market with derogatory bumper stickers.

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Origin of Saigon’s Eggs and Poultry Now Traceable by App

Saigon shoppers can now access the origin information of eggs and poultry at local supermarkets by scanning a QR code printed on its packaging.

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Saigon Launches 2nd Official Street Food Venue in D1

Saigon’s second street food zone was opened recently near the Reunification Palace on Monday, following the success of the first licensed zone on Nguyen Van Chiem Street.

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Saigon Seeks to Release Motorbike Emission Standards by 2018 to Reduce Exhaust

In an effort to curtail the city’s air pollution, Saigon officials are coming up with a set of emission standards to limit motorbike exhaust.