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Saigon Jumps 9 Places to 47th in Global Safe Cities Index

The southern metropolis landed in the 47th spot on the annual Safe Cities Index.

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Saigon's First Two Metro Lines Delayed Again

Exactly zero people will be shocked by the news.

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HCMC Cancels Parking Area Project Beneath Le Van Tam Park

The project has been stalled for 10 years.

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Truck Drivers, Deprived of Rest Stations, Turn Highway Shoulder Into Napping Spot

Long-haul truck drivers on the HCMC-Trung Luong Expressway have taken to pulling over on the hard shoulder overnight to take naps, posing danger to passing motorists.

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Saigon Mulls Establishing Public Bicycle Project in District 1

Will Saigoneers switch to bicycles for their daily commute?

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VNA Gifts Round-Trip Tickets to Japanese Tourist Swindled by Xích Lô Driver

Oki Toshiyuki, an 83-year-old Japanese tourist, was charged VND2.9 million for an approximately two-kilometer ride.

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Saigon to Tighten Traffic Law Enforcement on Foreign Drivers From August

Instead of just giving warnings and admonition, police will start applying punishments for foreign traffic violators starting August 16.

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Saigon to Remove Single-Use Plastic Items in Government Agencies

Saigon authorities are moving forward with measures to minimize plastic usage in government functions.

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Saigon Prepares Public Ferry Route From Can Gio to Vung Tau

The route will help ease overcrowded roads connecting the city via its outlying island to the popular beach destination.

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Go-Viet Ups Daily Bonus, but Makes It Harder to Get. Drivers Go on Strike.

Hundreds of Go-Viet drivers recently surrounded the company's offices in District 3 and 4 to protest recent changes to the ride-hailing company’s policy.

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In New Proposal, Saigon Wants to Impose Fee on Cars Entering Downtown

The transport department's latest effort to alleviate pollution and encourage public transit usage comes with a US$10.8 million price tag.

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Saigon's Urban Green Coverage Is Poor, but Little Is Done to Speed up Park Projects

Saigon currently has 540 million square meters of green space, but the number seems dismal when factoring in the city's population density.

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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...

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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.