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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.

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Disjointed Drainage, Trash-Filled Canals Make Tan Son Nhat Prone to Flooding

With great summer showers comes great flooding.

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After Hanoi, Saigon Might Get Double-Decker Bus Tour

Following on the heels of a similar project in Hanoi, Saigon officials intend to pilot a trial open-top double-decker bus tour around Saigon’s downtown.

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Saigon to Expand Smart Card Payment Trial to 8 More Bus Routes

On March 8, Ho Chi Minh City inaugurated a pilot program for smart bus cards.

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Ride-Hailling Apps Draw Commuters Away From Saigon Buses, Report Says

Bus ridership has plummeted in Saigon, but are ride-share apps to blame?

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Saigon Inks 7-Year Contract to Use 'Super Pump' to Drain Nguyen Huu Canh

The smart pump system was designed by the Quang Trung Industry Group.

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Saigon Mulls 'Luxury Tax' on Mobile Phones, Tax Cuts for Middle Class

Along with cameras, cosmetics, perfumes, spa services and gaming, Saigon aims to up revenue by increasing the taxes collected on cell phones.

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Saigon's Energy Usage Reaches 10-Year High Due to Unprecedented Heat

After two years of relative consistency, unceasing sunlight in 2019 and subsequent household energy use have led to an 8.3% increase in energy prices since March 20.

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How Will Saigon Metro Line 1 Connect With Existing Bus, Water Transport Networks?

While Saigon’s first-ever metro project is inching slowly towards the finish line, city transportation officials are devising plans to integrate the upcoming urban railway into existing public transpo...

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Saigon Pours $347m More Into Flood-Reduction Projects Across City

Saigon is going all out to make sure citywide floods like those is 2015 and 2016 won't be a common occurrence.

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Saigon Is the Most Expensive City in Vietnam to Live, Statistics Show

Followed closely by Hanoi and Da Nang, the southern stronghold took the top spot due in large part to high tuition fees.

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Financial Woes Haunt Saigon Public Transport as Bus Ads Attract Zero Interest

Advertising on buses is falling out of favor in the eyes of Saigon’s advertisers.

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Saigon to Remove Makeshift Co Giang Market After 25 Years in Operation

Nearly 350 vendors face an uncertain future as authorities plan to close the impromptu wet market.

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