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8 Saigon Hotels Approved as Paid Quarantine Facilities for Foreign Experts

They include two five-star hotels, four four-star properties, and one-three star hotel.

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The Delay Continues for Saigon's Parking Lot Project Under Tao Đàn Park

Ten years after it was first approved, construction of the parking lot below District 1's Tao Đàn Park has again been delayed.

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Saigon Commences Training Course for 58 Future Metro Train Drivers

Progress on Saigon's Metro Line 1 is moving into the human resources and training phase.

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Saigon Approves Plan to Charge Cars Fee to Enter Downtown

To improve downtown Saigon’s traffic situation, city authorities are planning to boost public transportation while imposing more hurdles on private vehicles entering the area.

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Saigon Reveals Plans to Spend $17bn on Public Transit Over 10 Years

This is part of an effort to increase public transport usage and reduce private vehicle numbers as traffic and air quality continues to worsen.

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[Photos] Inside a Ben Thanh Devoid of Tourists, Forlorn Kiosks and Mass Closures

Plump mangosteens, cheap iPhở shirts, freshly ground coffee, and paper cut-outs of city landmarks — there was a time when the northern gate of Ben Thanh Market was lined door-to-door with dynamic shop...

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Saigon Announces Large Natural Eco Park for Thu Thiem

Will this major green space project come to fruition in Thu Thiem?

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Japanese Brand Muji Announces Pop-up Store in Saigon

Following in the footsteps of fast-fashion clothing brand Uniqlo, MUJI will be the next major Japanese retailer to launch in Saigon in the near future.

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PouYuen, Saigon's Biggest Employer, Lays Off 3,000 Workers, Citing Covid-19 Slump

Although Vietnam’s economy is not as badly hit as that of our neighbors, local companies are still struggling to recover from the slump brought about by the global pandemic.

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VietJet Plane Skids Off Runway, Causing Massive Delays at Tan Son Nhat

In the middle of a bout of stormy weather on Sunday, an airplane at Tan Son Nhat International Airport skidded off the runway at landing, causing massive delays to all flights to and from Saigon.

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Karaoke Chain Nnice Submits Plea for Permission to Reopen, Citing Financial Woes

Karaoke parlors nationwide have remained closed since March 15.

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Saigon Begins Redesigning Park Project in Front of Opera House

When complete, the 1,300-square-meter area will feature trees, vegetation, grass and pathways for communal use.

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Tan Son Nhat to Close One Runway for Repairs Starting Next Month

One of the two runways at Saigon's international airport will be shut for six months so needed repairs can be performed, while a new terminal will be unveiled in three years. 

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Saigon Launches Citywide Tree Inspection After Falling Phượng Kills Student

In the near future, some students from Saigon’s public schools might witness the removal of their favorite canopy trees.

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PM Endorses Plan to Merge 3 Saigon Districts Into New 'Silicon Valley' Town

The ambitious initiative is part of the city's desire to create the so-called "Vietnam's Silicon Valley."

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Saigon Quarantines Woman Who Entered Vietnam Illegally From Cambodia

While Vietnam currently has a firm grasp on curbing COVID-19 spread via air travel, its land borders remain a high-risk link in the country’s epidemic response.

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Tan Son Nhat Plans $85m Upgrade to Runway to Serve Larger Aircraft

The project will cost over US$85 million.

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As Metro Line 1 Nears Completion, Saigon Moves Forward With Plans for Line 3A

The 20-kilometer-long Metro Line 3A would run from Ben Thanh Station in District 1 to Tan Kien Ward in Binh Chanh District.

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Work Begins on Nguyen Van Linh-Nguyen Huu Tho Intersection Upgrade

A major project is underway to relieve congestion at a notorious traffic hotspot in Saigon.

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Saigon Announces Design Contest for D2's $64m Opera House Project

The massive 1,700-seat theater is estimated to cost VND1.5 trillion (US$64 million).